Prison sentence blamed on 'criminalization of Christianity'

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

gavel with Bible 2A Virginia man is going to prison today for something he says pastors may be punished for in the near future.

"I was convicted of aiding and abetting an international parental kidnapping and conspiracy to commit an international kidnapping," Philip Zodhiates said Tuesday on American Family Radio. "For that, I received two concurrent three-year sentences in federal prison."

Zodhiates was part of a group that helped a Vermont woman named Lisa Miller flee the United States with her biological daughter, Isabella. Miller was in a lesbian lifestyle, became a Christian, and left the lifestyle only to have a judge award custody to Miller's former lesbian partner. The partner and Miller's daughter have no biological or legal relationship. (See related articles from OneNewsNow)

According to Zodhiates, his conviction was the result of the Obama White House and the Department of Justice, and "the pro-homosexual radical groups like Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal, and those groups," he added.

Zodhiates said he contacted religious liberty law firms for help, but they declined because his was a criminal case.

Zodhiates

"They said they'd only help with civil cases," he told AFR radio host Bryan Fischer. "I said they might be coming after me now, but pretty soon they'll be coming after pastors or preachers who teach God's words that homosexuality is a sin – and that's going to be an offense that is going to be punishable by prison as well for them eventually.

"So to not take up my case because it is a criminal case is just wrong," he concluded. "It's definitely the criminalization of Christianity in America. There's no doubt about it."

Zodhiates also faces two civil lawsuits.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Which examples of the left's contempt for people of faith do you find most disturbing?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Trump tweets abrupt shift on Golan Heights
  Joe Biden faces a challenge winning over progressives
Multiple 2020 Democrats say they won't attend AIPAC summit
  UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to ‘security challenges’
New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks
  Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

LATEST FROM THE WEB

It's no accident the left controls public education
‘American Political Thought’ course at CU Denver removes all white men from curriculum
How dumb do Democrats have to be with their Medicare For All plan? Pretty dumb
Nashville residents accuse area churches of violating their privacy by praying for them
Democratic party a hate-crime hoax factory

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Calif. denying citizens' gun rights?

Second Amendment (gun + flag)A pro-gun rights organization is joining in a lawsuit against the State of California for preventing individuals from exercising their Second Amendment rights.