Virginia Supremes to Rule on Lisa Miller Case
For those of you who pledged to pray, and did pray, for Virginia residents Lisa Miller and her six-year-old daughter Isabella, Concerned Women for America (CWA) wholeheartedly thanks you. And now, we're asking for your prayers again. Our friends at Liberty Counsel, the attorneys representing Lisa and Isabella, have just informed us that the Virginia Supreme Court may very well rule on the Miller case as soon as this Friday, June 6.
You will recall that Miller, who is now a born-again Christian, and little Isabella are living examples of what happens when God's definition of marriage and family is twisted and mocked. The Vermont Supreme Court granted Janet Jenkins, Miller's former lesbian partner, parental rights over Isabella even though Jenkins has no relationship to the little girl and is neither an adoptive nor a biological parent. The Virginia Supreme Court heard oral arguments in April and may determine on Friday whether Lisa and Isabella will be bound by the Vermont decision.
The Virginia Supreme Court must decide whether it will respect the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Virginia's own constitution or whether it will allow Vermont to redefine marriage and family in the Commonwealth. In 2006, Virginia decisively passed (with 57 percent of the vote) a constitutional amendment designed to protect families against this exact type of attack. That amendment specifies that Virginia "shall not create or recognize" "civil unions" or "same-sex marriages" from other states, nor can it recognize rulings which stem from such "unions" (like Vermont's custody ruling).
Please pray that:
- God will protect Lisa and Isabella Miller spiritually, physically, emotionally and in every other way
- God will grant wisdom to the Virginia Supreme Court and that her judges will honor the Virginia constitution, the federal DOMA and rebuff the Vermont ruling
- God will protect His definition of marriage and family in America
- God will soften Janet Jenkins' heart, that she will stop trying to take this little girl from her mother and that she may come to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ
This is a landmark case and could influence courts around the country. Its outcome will help determine whether states like Vermont, Massachusetts and California will be allowed to redefine marriage and family for the rest of the country. Your prayers could help determine the outcome.
For more information about the Lisa Miller case please read "You're Not My Mommy" by Matt Barber, Concerned Women for America's Policy Director for Cultural Issues.Share this article:
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