Wow! Where to begin. I think more than anything, the way this story on WorldNetDaily is written shows how nothing is more important than maintaining the dominance of Christianity to right-wing extremists.
Let’s start with the headline:
Admittedly, the “lesbian” in question is demonstratively (and in this case, admirably, I think) not a Christian. But the “Christian” is definitely a lesbian. They were lesbians together. Of course, if you look back at WND’s previous coverage of this important issue, they write that after Jenkins and Miller’s same-sex marriage (or as they write, “marriage,”) in Vermont…
Miller later left the homosexual lifestyle and became a Christian when her daughter was 17 months old.
Riiiiiiight. This is why it’s easy to see how Jenkins is quite concerned about this “Christianity” thing, but let’s see how WND spins it.
A Vermont court ordered a Christian child taken away from her mother and given to a lesbian ex-partner, setting up, according to a lawyer for the Christian family, a dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court likely will have to resolve.
I hate that so much. A Christian child? The kid is six years old. She is not a Christian. Of course, thanks to the indoctrination of her self-hating mother, she’ll likely turn out that way before she has the opportunity to make a decision for herself.
Jenkins seems to get this, but, of course, WND has to find a way to demonize her for it.
Jenkins has stated she believes it is not good for a child to be raised in a Christian atmosphere.
Liberty Counsel said, “Unrefuted testimony has shown that for the last five years, Janet has neither attempted to phone nor write Isabella. She has never sent Isabella a card of any kind for any occasion. Janet has refused to attend Isabella’s Christmas plays because she does not want to be around a Christian environment. She has also said that it is not in Isabella’s best interest to be raised in a Christian home.”
How convenient for them to use her unwillingness to conform to Christian traditions against her.
And what’s worse, is WND uses semantics to make it look as though Jenkins has absolutely no legal connection to her daughter:
The dispute is over Jenkins’ demands for visitation and/or custody of Isabella, with whom she has neither a blood nor an adoptive relationship.
They don’t bother to point out that Vermont recognizes parental rights for same-sex couples (without the need for a blood relationship or the extra step of making one parent adopt, a challenge for couples in many other states without such rights).
And in this case, Vermont granted Jenkins custody rights and Miller refused to abide by them, hiding in the protection of Virginia’s discriminatory laws.
This case really does need to go to the Supreme Court, so we can all see how DOMA clearly violates full faith and credit, which is why Vermont and Virginia can each offer separate opposing rulings.
Miller seems to be a fairly wicked woman. I wouldn’t use the word “wicked” for every person who puts their fear of God over their ability to appreciate their own identities, but in this case, that decision is hurting someone else. Poor six-year-old Isabella is likely being taught to hate the very kind of relationship that brought her moms together, and is being denied one of her parents.
This clearly demonstrates that WND cares more about Christian dominance and opposing gay rights than any of the values they espouse. For all the talk about kids being raised in loving homes with loving parents, they seem eager to demonize this girl’s other mother just so they can uphold all things “Christian.”
It’s despicable. This is the state of things in our society.