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By Wilson Ring | Tuesday Mar 5, 2013
A Mennonite pastor who helped a still-missing woman and her daughter flee the country - and a custody fight with the woman’s former lesbian partner - was told his 27-month prison sentenced could be put on hold while he appeals his conviction.
By Wilson Ring | Monday Mar 4, 2013
A Virginia Mennonite pastor facing up to three years in prison says he is being judged because of his faith and conscience for helping a woman and her daughter flee the country rather than share custody of the child with her former lesbian partner.
By Wilson Ring | Thursday Jan 31, 2013
A Virginia pastor who interfered with a custody dispute involving a lesbian couple in Vermont will remain jailed for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury.
Friday Jan 25, 2013
A Virginia pastor convicted of helping a woman and her daughter involved in a custody dispute with the woman’s former partner was taken into federal custody after refusing to answer questions about others involved.
By Wilson Ring | Thursday Aug 9, 2012
A Mennonite pastor worked with a number of other people to help a woman flee the country with her 7-year-old daughter and live in Central America rather than share custody with her former lesbian partner, federal prosecutors said in a Vermont courtroom.
By Wilson Ring | Tuesday Aug 7, 2012
A trial beginning this week in federal court in Vermont could lift some of the mystery from an international child-custody case that has highlighted the religious tensions surrounding legal recognition of same-sex relationships.
By Meghan Barr | Friday Jul 3, 2009
In a quiet act of defiance, gay and lesbian Mennonites dressed in bright pink gathered outside the church’s official convention in Columbus on Thursday and criticized its leaders for trying to push them out.
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