An Amish Mennonite pastor charged with helping a woman kidnap her daughter from her lesbian partner may have had help from a network of groups with roots in the Christian and missionary world including Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, according to court documents.

The pastor, Timothy Miller, was arrested last week in Alexandria, Va. A criminal complaint filed by the FBI in a federal court in Vermont alleges that the Amish Mennonite pastor aided in the “international parental kidnapping” of Isabella Miller Jenkins, the daughter of the former lesbian couple Lisa Miller and Janet Jenkins. Isabella is now 9.

Timothy Miller, who is no relation to Lisa Miller, appeared in court Monday and posted a $25,000 bond and is now in the custody of a friend.

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