American Family Association Spokesman Calls For ‘Underground Railroad’ To Kidnap Children Of Gay and Lesbian Parents

The idea of an underground network of Evangelical extremists dedicated to “rescuing” the children of gays and lesbians seems like the stuff of dystopian science fiction. The Huffington Post writes:

A prominent anti-gay pundit has sparked the ire of many in the blogosphere after calling for an “Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households.”

In [one] tweet, Fischer included the link to a Reuters article about the case of Kenneth Miller, a Virginia-based Mennonite minister who has been charged with aiding and abetting the kidnapping of 10-year-old Isabella Miller-Jenkins.

Isabella’s mother, Lisa Miller, reportedly took her daughter to Nicaragua three years ago after losing a series of family court battles in Vermont with Janet Jenkins, her former lesbian partner. Miller has been assisted by evangelical groups who endorsed her decision to kidnap her daughter rather than expose her to Jenkins’ “homosexual lifestyle.”

  • Andrew

    If someone forms an Underground Railroad to kidnap the children of Christians, I’ll volunteer a few hours a week.

    • Calypso_1

      As someone brought up in a radical fundamentalist household I often prayed to be rescued.

    • Artor

      Hell no! Not me! What would I do with a bunch of Xtian babies? DO NOT WANT!!!

      • Calypso_1

        Give them to the faeries.

      • Korey Roberts

         We’re atheists, dummy. You eat them. Great when garnished with parsley.

      • lifobryan

        They’re not born that way! Christianity is a learned behavior that can be undone with reparative therapy. 

        • Calypso_1

           Preferably therapy that involves the liberal use of LSD. 

  • Night Hawk

    Religious garbage. How about we form an underground railroad to rescue all the little boys being sexually abused by Priests ?  Such Hypocrisy!

  • VoxMagi

    Thank God for Bryan Fischer. Why? Because without a public leader of a major Christian organization who is plain spoken and up front about the psychosis, sheer evil and criminal nature of their intentions…American’s would be harder to convince regarding the threat these people present to any civil society. They are hate groups…and frankly speaking…terrorists in training. Its past time they started being treated as such.

    • Calypso_1

      I’ve wondered what the FBI would turn up if they utilized the same resources that have been poured into investigating the Muslim community such as in NY (which turned up nothing) to investigate the various networks of fundamentalist churches.

      • I_abide

        I would be frightened to see that report.  Anyone ever watch Jesus Camp?

        • Calypso_1

          I can recall as a child the first time a speaker asked the congregation for a show of hands for those who would be willing to shoot abortion doctors….
           Jesus Camp is just sad.

        • Calypso_1

          I can recall as a child the first time a speaker asked the congregation for a show of hands for those who would be willing to shoot abortion doctors….
           Jesus Camp is just sad.

  • DeepCough

    This sounds an awful lot like textbook religious cult behavior.

  • Girlindaytona

    Ah, Florida. Now I see the value of a stand your ground law! Come get my kids. Bring ’em on.

  • A.Lizard

    IIRC, that would also be the guy whose Bain Capital had simultaneous financial interests in a fetus disposal service “with a poor safety record” AND fast-food chains. 

  • lifobryan

    I was raised in a fundamentalist evangelical church that spouted this sort of batshit, and I was even “ed-a-cated” in its Christian school system. So I heard a lot of this sort of thing during my formative years. 

    However, I observed that the angry, frothing language that often spewed from the pulpit seldom led to any overt deeds. 

    In essence, there was very little difference between the people I grew up with, and the people who flew airplanes into the World Trade Center … in terms of their apocalyptic world view and glorification of self-sacrifice. 

    Perhaps shouting hateful crap aloud to a rural church-full of nodding amens, allowed the preachers to let off enough goof-steam to diffuse the paranoia. (Although … my main theory was that most of these people were way too overweight to carry out much of anything, except McDonalds take-out). 

    That said ….  hatred preached in the guise of “love the sinner but hate the sin” does indeed lead to action. 

    It shapes the world view of extremists who bomb abortion clinics and federal buildings, and it certainly motivates hate crimes and bullying. In twists of logic that would make Machiavelli spin in his grave, murder and violence in the service of “righteous hate” are not considered sinful, while personal sexuality, lifestyle & “choice” are considered crimes against God. 

    Hateful preaching is quite insidious, because its more widespread effects are indirect: oppressive laws and attitudes, discrimination, and self-loathing, personal abuse, and violence against oneself – suicide. 

    While the bryl-cream prophets themselves are not directly responsible for the crimes that result from their doctrines, they have certainly done their job to shape the attitude & world view of the people who do commit vile acts in the name of God. 

    WWJK …. Who Would Jesus Kidnap

    • Oh Hello

      WWJK?  Judas – nip all that kissy kiss kiss nonsense in the bud.