BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A pastor due to be sentenced for helping a woman flee the country rather than share custody of her daughter with her former lesbian partner says he is being judged because of his faith and conscience.
Mennonite pastor Kenneth Miller, of Stuarts Draft, Va., says western society is seeking to re-engineer and redefine marriage. He says he helped Lisa Miller and her daughter after the woman went to him begging for help.
The 47-year-old pastor shared his views in a four-page letter to the judge who will sentence him Monday in a Vermont court.
Miller was convicted last summer on a charge of aiding in international parental kidnapping. He's facing up to three years in prison.
The Millers are not related.