DAY 139 - 957 REMAINING IN PRISON!
4/9/2019 - Philip and his wife are still facing a civil suit filed by Janet Jenkins for Philip's actions in keeping her from her "daughter." There will be more attorneys' fees. No Christian should be treated this way!
SUPREME COURT DENIED PHILIP'S REQUEST; Read briefs here:
https://tinyurl.com/y4ert7hv - Foundation for Moral Law
https://tinyurl.com/y6qudex8 - Downsize DC Foundation, et al.
https://tinyurl.com/y3hu86u3 - Religious Freedom Coalition
Philip has been leading a Bible Study and several inmates have gotten saved - even two inmates from the Staunton/Waynesboro, VA area have gotten saved.
He has been receiving our letters and is so encouraged by them. Kathie has been receiving our cards, and is so thankful for them.
Kathie and other family members have been able to go see Philip. At this particular facility, hugging and kissing are allowed! If he were at Petersburg, VA, there would be a glass barrier between Philip and his visitors.
January 12, 2019
Supreme Court denied stay of sentence while his attorneys prepare the appeal to the Supreme Court.
December 5, 2018
Philip surrendered to prison today in Ashland, KY.
October 12, 2018
A High Profile Conservative who has managed millions of addresses for dozens of large conservative and evangelical organizations for the past 37 years, just lost his final appeal in appellate court, now petitions Supreme Court, in case of driving former lesbian mother across state lines.
Late this week the Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in New York City denied a request by high profile conservative Philip Zodhiates for a rehearing as well as a hearing en banc on his case of driving a former lesbian mother and her child across state lines.
The only thing now standing between Zodhiates and a 6-year prison sentence is his long shot big appeal to the United States Supreme Court, based on fourth amendment issues, but he also may be spending time in Petersburg Prison awaiting the Supreme Court decision on certiorari, which if granted, would be a rarity..
Bottom line: Philip Zodhiates needs a miracle.
Miracles are no stranger to the Zodhiates family as his wife Kathie had a shoulder bone miraculously grow back that was removed by a surgeon at Cleveland Clinic in 1983). Philip was resuscitated from death in 1986, and in 1995 his son healed from severe facial burns in just 5 days, amazing doctors at UVA who said he'd have to have five years worth if plastic surgeries and skin grafts.
But perhaps this miracle may come in part in the form of Justice Kavanaugh.
August 21, 2018 -
Convicted, appeal denied for helping birth mother save her daughter.
Philip Zodhiates, Christian businessman, has lost the appeal of his conviction for helping Lisa Miller flee the country with her daughter, Isabella. Lisa is the birth mother of Isabella who was born in Virginia and the court in Winchester, VA declared to be Isabella’s only mother.
Because Lisa was in a lesbian relationship with Janet Jenkins and entered into a civil union in Vermont, the Vermont court declared that Isabella had two mommies.
This case has been in the Virginia and Vermont courts since 2004 with convictions of Lisa, Timo Miller, Mennonite Pastor; Ken Miller, Mennonite Pastor; and Philip Zodhiates, Christian businessman.
It has a tug-of-war between Virginia and Vermont with Virginia finally giving jurisdiction to Vermont although Lisa was a Virginia resident, Isabella was born in Virginia, and Virginia had a Marriage Amendment on the books stating that only one man one woman marriages would be recognized in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
It is a case of religious persecution because Lisa became a born-again Christian and decided to leave the lesbian relationship, dissolve the civil union and raise her daughter according to Biblical principles. All the men who helped Lisa protect her daughter are Christians.
Janet Jenkins has been aided by the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center. The homosexual lobby is using this case as their “poster child.”
When the “parental kidnapping” happened, Lisa had full custody of her daughter with no restrictions on travel. There was no crime committed.
June 22 - On June 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court today reversed the conviction of a man named Timothy Carpenter who was arrested largely based on the authorities accessing his cell phone location data without securing a warrant. It has until now been unsettled law as to whether or not cell phone location data, which is routinely kept by cell phone companies is protected under the Fourth Amendment.
A major part of Philip’s appeal was based upon the very same reasoning; that is, the government did not secure a warrant in order to obtain his cell phone location data from nTelos. The US Supreme Court ruled such information is indeed protected by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.
Please pray now that the justices in the Second Circuit don’t determine that the "good faith exception" rule applies in the Carpenter case, which means that the Carpenter ruling would only apply to cases going forward. In other words, the justices in Philip’s appeal can rule whichever way they want and find an excuse to do so. Pray that God continues to intervene! They certainly made this argument during the oral arguments of my appeal, which can be heard here:
Also, should Philip’s conviction be reversed, the government (U.S. Department of Justice) could choose to try him again. Obviously, public pressure would help his cause. Pray that the government will drop the whole matter should his conviction be overturned and remanded and choose not to try him again.
The civil trial will go on against Philip regardless in Vermont, unless God does a miracle in that arena. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has a whole “army” of lawyers working on this case.
https://tinyurl.com/y88et3g9 Video interview with Philip Zodhiates
Help Philip Zodhiates pay his attorney's fees incurred for court proceedings for conspiring with and aiding a former lesbian (now a Christian) defy court-ordered transfer of custody to "other" mother.
Philip Zodhiates is appealing his unjust September 2016 conviction in the Western District of New York Federal Court of aiding and abetting an international parental kidnapping and conspiracy to commit an international parental kidnapping, charges to which he pled not guilty.
He was sentenced in March 2017, to two concurrently running 3-year prison sentences. He is currently out on bail pending appeal in the 2nd Circuit Federal Court in New York City. The federal government alleges Mr. Zodhiates in 2009 drove former lesbian Lisa Miller and her natural daughter, Isabella, then seven years old, from Lynchburg, Virginia, to Buffalo, New York. From there, the government proved, Lisa and Isabella took a taxi to Canada and flew to Central America. Their current whereabouts are unknown.
Lisa and her former partner, Janet Jenkins, both Virginia residents, went to Vermont to enter into a “civil union,” which was subsequently dissolved when Lisa became a born-again Christian. Janet subsequently moved back to Vermont where she “married” another woman.
However, news reports allege the Family Court in Vermont intentionally refused to consider the alleged sexual abuse of Isabella by Janet Jenkins during her unsupervised court-ordered visits. Lisa and Isabella were residents of Virginia at the time their “civil union” was dissolved, and Lisa and her attorneys rightfully claimed she was protected by Virginia’s marriage amendment and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, and was not obliged to put her daughter in the position of continual sexual abuse.
The sexual abuse has been allegedly intentionally ignored because Vermont, LAMBDA Legal Defense, and the A.C.L.U. saw Lisa’s case as a political opportunity to set national precedence forcing the rest of the nation to recognize Vermont’s “civil unions” as marriage. They saw it as a means to forcibly negate the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, which Congress had passed into law, as well as the constitutional amendments in the majority of states protecting its citizens from courts recognizing the same-sex “marriage” of other states.
After Lisa and Isabella were discovered missing, custody was immediately transferred to the alleged sexual abuser, Janet Jenkins, by the Vermont Family Court, arrest warrants issued by the DOJ for Lisa, Philip Zodhiates, Ken Miller (an Amish Mennonite pastor) and Timo Miller (an Amish Mennonite missionary in Nicaragua), the latter two who were also accused of aiding Lisa Miller and subsequently imprisoned.
LAMBDA and the A.C.L.U. also filed on behalf of Janet Jenkins a civil lawsuit in federal court in Vermont against Zodhiates and other parties involved.
Zodhiates’ attorneys believe his case has excellent merits to be overturned on appeal. Legal expenses at the time of this post have actually approached the $1 million mark.
The goal is $350,000.