just say this up front: I haven’t been able to verify this story. But
on the hope that someone might be able to help Alecia if it’s true, I
wanted to post it.
Alecia Faith Pennington
grew up in a homeschooling Christian household. As you might expect,
her parents don’t like government regulations. We know that freedom can
be abused, but I’ve never seen it go this far.
Alecia’s mother Lisa, who runs a website called The Pennington Point,
never obtained a birth certificate for her daughter. (She was born at
home.) Furthermore, there’s no social security number for Alecia… or
school records (since she never attended public school).
words, there’s basically no form of identification for Alecia, who’s now
19. She’s about as off-the-grid as you can get. That means she can’t
get a driver’s license, or apply for college, or get a ***, or get on a
plane, or vote, as she explains in the video below:
isn’t her fault, as she says, but she has to deal with the
consequences, and she’s asking for help from anyone who might know what
she has to do to basically become a U.S. citizen with all the necessary
paperwork. (Alecia has posted on Facebook a list of the steps she has taken so far.)
Her mother, meanwhile, said on Facebook that the video wasn’t true, without going into further detail:
She also gave a little more backstory on her website:
On Wednesday, September 24th my life was changed forever. My 18 year old daughter left home.
She gave us no warning, no signs that it was coming. She didn’t try to
talk to us about it or work with us. She, with the help of my parents,
just left. And with her she took pieces of my heart that had been torn
to shreds. I cried ****** that day than I ever knew was possible. So
**** that it scared my little boys and I had to go in my closet and put a
pillow over my face to ****** the sobs.
We have spent the past 11
days trying to make head or tails out of what happened. Why did she
leave? How can we help her? What will happen next?
We got no
real answers. Only more confusion as some of the circumstances
unfolded. We discovered that my parents had been planning this with her
without telling us (as you can imagine, an additional part of my grief
is not only the loss of my daughter but the total *** of the
relationship with my parents). We also learned that she has been
telling exaggerated stories about what is going on inside our home to a
******* woman who has been giving her foolish counsel and encouraging
her to deceive us and get out.
The contempt for atheists aside, it just sounds like Alecia was trying to break free from a life spent in a bubble.
seen some conspiracy theories online about how this is all happening
because Alecia isn’t really her mother’s biological *****, but there’s
no evidence for any of that.)
Incidentally, I reached out to Lisa
Pennington last night to verify the information in the video and which
aspects of it weren’t true. As of this writing, she has not responded to
To watch the video, see the link provided below.