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03/08/2010

Lisa on the lam: Now with misguided Harriet Tubman comparisons

by Jeremy Hooper

We're not going to begrudge anyone for using civil disobedience. It can be used quite effectively to make a principled statement about an unjust situation.

But this is not one of those times:

ABC 13 in Lynchburg, VA interviewed Lisa Miller's friends and supporters, who claim that they have no idea where she and Isabella have gone but says that they completely support her actions, noting that offers to hide Miller have come in from as far away as Israel.

They say Miller's kidnapping of her daughter and disappearance, calling it a necessary act of civil disobedience in the face of an unjust law and likening it to using the Underground Railroad to escape slavery:

Lisa Miller's Supporters Praise Her Heroic "Civil Disobedience," Compare Her to Harriet Tubman [Right Wing Watch]

Our thoughts still remain with young Isabella.

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Your thoughts

Lisa Miller is a Kidnapper who is being aided and abetted by religious zealots. It should be dumbfounding that this woman isn't the subject of an "amber alert". . .and that the supporters/enablers of her criminal acts aren't called to justice.

Posted by: Jon | Mar 8, 2010 2:56:11 PM

W...T...F?!!!

Comparing THIS to keeping human beings from enslavement or...Nazi imprisonment and execution for that matter?

Puh f**king leeze!

How is it justice to KEEP a parent FROM the ONLY child she has and the only OTHER parent her child has?
How is it just to separate two LOVING parties, that is Isabella and her other mother, from each other?

Civil disobedience is motivated by keeping one human being from being HARMED by another.
Protecting the civil and human rights of another person.

Isabella in no way has ever been or would be harmed by Janet.

I am further OUTRAGED at how easily and wrongly gay people are accused of hijacking or exploiting the history and motivations behind the civil rights movement.

But when CWA...or the Mormons do it, what the HELL kind of crap is THAT?!

This black woman can clearly see who has more legitimate claim that their civil rights are compromised AND who participated in the advancement of equal rights for all.


CWA, the majority of Mormons and so on certainly can't.
They are SO gonna hear from ME!

Posted by: Regan DuCasse | Mar 8, 2010 3:07:39 PM

If someone here is more informed than I am about the legal ramifications for a lawsuit.

Is there a way for Janet Jenkins to sue whatever organizations or individuals who belong to them for depriving her of the affection of her child?

I know in some states that spouses are the victims of adultery can sue the paramours that interfered with their marriages.

I wonder if the same is true for parents deprived of a relationship with their child?

Posted by: Regan DuCasse | Mar 8, 2010 8:10:55 PM

I say search Linda Wall's home. I'd bet she at least knows something about where Lisa and Isabella are. And that Harriet Tubman reference was just offensive.

Posted by: Ashton | Mar 8, 2010 11:08:37 PM

Regan -

I believe the laws against aiding and abetting cover that. If they're even ADMITTING people are willing to give her "asylum" (I use that in scare quotes because it's HARDLY asylum) then they're admitting they're willing to harbor a fugitive that's against the law as hell

Posted by: Bry | Mar 9, 2010 6:45:11 AM

I didn't know Harriet Tubman was a white, ex-lesbian, kidnapping christofascit on the lam from an appellate judges order?

Posted by: Mykelb | Mar 9, 2010 12:29:35 PM

i hat it

Posted by: anna | Mar 11, 2010 1:20:01 PM

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