In early 2010, Lisa Miller kidnapped her daughter and fled the country in order to avoid a court order telling her to hand over her daughter to her former partner due to her repeated refusal to abide by custody arrangements.
For years, Miller had been represented in court by lawyers at Liberty Counsel who worked to turn this new-found “ex-gay” Christian into a Religious Right cause célèbre. At least until Miller disappeared, at which point Liberty Counsel went silent and started frantically trying to wash its hands of its involvement, which made sense considering that by kidnapping her daughter and fleeing, Miller was engaging in civil disobedience in order to uphold God’s law, exactly as instructed by her lawyers.
To this day, Liberty Counsel continues to claim that they have no idea where Miller and her daughter have gone, despite the fact that they were reportedly living in a home owned by the father of a woman who worked directly for Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Rena Lindevaldsen.
Lindevaldsen, in fact, was Miller’s lead attorney who tried to get herself removed from the case after Miller disappeared only to have her effort rejected by the judge.
But that was years ago and now Lindevaldsen is apparently so proud of her efforts that she has actually written about book about it:
Have you ever wondered… “What can I do to help those involved in homosexuality?” “How extensive is the culture war over marriage and family?” “What are they exposing our children to in schools?” Or, perhaps… “Why should I even care?” This book answers those questions and more! Only One Mommy exposes the truth about the homosexual rights movement and its destructive consequences. Written from the vantage point of Lisa Miller’s seven-year custody battle for her biological child against her former same-sex partner, Only One Mommy offers a first-hand account of how people are lured into believing that they are born “gay” and cannot change. As a result of that belief, they make life choices that have devastating consequences for our children, families, and freedoms. This book offers truth to those struggling with homosexuality, encourages churches to minister to those caught in the lifestyle, and stirs freedom-loving Americans to get involved in the culture war that is raging all around them. Rena Lindevaldsen is a leading legal expert in the battle to defend traditional family and marriage. Written from the front lines of the cultural battle, Only One Mommy offers a rare glimpse into a woman’s personal struggle with same-sex attractions and the seven-year legal struggle to keep custody of her biological daughter.
I have just ordered a copy, so I will bring you updates which I receive and have a chance to read it.