|Mennonite Pastor, Kenneth Miller|
Prosecutors pressed for the maximum three-year term for Miller. “Because of his brazen intervention, a child — an American citizen — is growing up outside this country, and a mother must bear the unimaginable daily torment of being separated from her child, without any word on her child’s health or well-being. Kenneth Miller’s offense could not be more serious.”
It seems difficult to square this meek and mild re-telling of Miller’s role with his subsequent refusal to help find Isabella or to implicate others who abetted the child abduction. This he says is on account of “reasons of faith and conscience [and] … my deeply held religious beliefs."
Assuming Miller’s appeal fails, his two-plus years in prison will afford him ample time to reflect again on his “faith and conscience and moral convictions”, and to do the right thing by Isabella and her left-behind parent.