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Amish-On-Amish Crime

March 30, 2012 by  

Amish-On-Amish Crime
Amish men are required to let their beards grow after marriage, and women are expected to have long hair.

The supporters of Trayvon Martin are not the only ones in the news seeking justice and revenge for an alleged wrongdoing. Sixteen Amish have been charged with what prosecutors are calling a hate crime in Ohio.

Last year, a church feud prompted some of the Amish in the community to cut the beards of men and the hair of women — an act considered to be the epitome of disrespect. Men are required to let their beards grow after marriage, and women are expected to have long hair.

Four new defendants have been added to the list: Lovina Miller, Kathryn Miller, Emma Miller and Elizabeth Miller. The new charges allege that the defendants concealed and destroyed evidence including a bag of hair and a disposable camera used to take pictures of the victims.

Scissors, battery-powered clippers and horse shears were used in the events.

Sam Mullet Jr., the supposed leader of the hair hackers, says that he is not responsible but that the attacks were carried out in an effort to send a message to rebellious members of the community.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • Kerry

    I want to know why there is “Political Correctness”, Hate Crimes, and other stupid laws while invading illegal aliens(all felons) including the one in the whitehouse and his family are not shot dead for crimes against America!

    • mark

      Right on kerry

    • Jeni Merritt Watkins

      Amen to that Kerry!

    • http://naver samurai

      Well said Kerry. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • hooder

      Best statement ever.

    • castaway

      I would also like to know.

      • http://none Marjorie McEntee

        Because the idiots are in charge, and until we rid our White House of the villians,we will be stuck….VOTE

  • JimH

    Who drove the get away buggy?

    • eddie47d

      That was classic Jim. Thanks for the chuckle.

    • I n i


    • Jazzabelle

      In the same vein…. the article says: “Sam Mullet Jr., the supposed leader of the hair hackers….”

      They’re kidding, right? :-0

    • http://naver samurai

      We have some Amish students in our school and they work very hard in class. In fact, they are some of the top students at our school. It doesn’t matter to me about their riding a buggy, but their intelligence is what is important. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • http://none Marjorie McEntee

      I say leave the Amish alone, they are a good people and it is none of your business what they do….

      • Jason

        leave them alone. members of the amish church are absolutly free to leave anytime they like. if they dont like the regs they can always leave. nobody was forced to do anything.

    • Jim K

      Elijah X!

    • Robert Smith

      Kilp clop, klip clop, likp clop… Bang! Bang! Clippity clop, clippity clop, clippity clop.

      An Amish drive by shooting.


      • Honestly

        That was not funny.

      • http://naver samurai

        Sheesh! Leave it to Rob to posy something ridiculous like this. Have you written that check yet? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • mark

      hahahaha good one lol

  • ArkansasRebel

    What happened to the so called “separation of church & state”? Isn’t this an intrusion
    into the church’s right to religious freedom? The Amish community will allow individuals to leave the church if they don’t agree with their teachings or doctrine. My admitted assumption is that the group who were shown dishonor did not wish to leave the church. Then the alternative to leaving was to submit to church discipline. The governments intrusion into our religious freedom seems to have accelerated with the Waco, Texas assault. Their leader was “over the edge” but still their religious rights should have been honored. Since then we have seen one attack after another on religious freedoms including trying to force the church to accept abortion & homosexuality. Where will it stop? These are your rights that are being tampered with. Where will it stop? When will we have had enough?

    • independent thinker

      I remember reading about this some time back. As best I remember the authorities were asked to step in after the Amish couldn’t settle the problem among themselves. Also as best I remember the attackers were the smaller or dissenting group.

    • eddie47d

      Amish folks do leave because of shaming but that is a lousy way to try an retain membership.I do admire the Amish yet few come back once they leave.

      • independant thinker

        A lot of the Amish do come back just not to the congregation they left. This is especialy true in the horse and buggy Amish. When they come back it is to what I would call progressive Amish. In other words those that drive automobiles, have cell phones, electric lights, etc..

    • http://naver samurai

      If you look at the Constitution, you’ll see there is no seperation of church and state. If people commit crimes, they are held accountable under the law. So if a muslim in this country committed and honor killing or a mexican man killed a woman for the stupid “machismo” thing, then this would be OK with you? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Bill Weingard

        No, it wouldn’t be right to let unjust actions go unpunished–that is why Sharia Law must never be allowed in the USA

    • http://none Marjorie McEntee

      There really is not a separation of church and state in the Constitution,so we are all being snookered….

      • http://naver samurai

        “It is a misleading metaphor and it should be abandoned, as it is not Constitutional Law.”

        Chief Justice William Rehnquist on separation of church and state.


  • dan

    Sounds like extreme bullying….send in the troops.

  • s c

    Why make this complicated? This is an Ohio matter. This does NOT concern the liberal fascist slime in Washington.
    This is also a RELIGIOUS matter. The only religion in Washington is Big Gubmint [aka Big Brother].
    People, if you don’t understand what is going on, then you might as well shut up. If this half-assed “hate crime” mentality isn’t crushed, it won’t be long before people in all 50 states are at each other’s throats and accusing each other of imagined crimes.
    SIFT issues. At all times, think in terms of qui bono [WHO benefits?]. Uncle Scam is NOT your friend.
    When it comes to hate crimes, the usual prime suspect is Uncle Scam. The old fart is power-mad, and his disciples in Congress and the White House are lusting for as much power as they can get.
    Open your eyes. SEE who does what and why. You’d think the Amish had started eating their young. People, cutting hair is NOT the same as first-degree murder. And in the event that your ‘God’ is pc and being two-legged robots, do the rest of us a favor, consider an insane asylum and years of treatment. At least move to a country where paranoia makes you a “good” citizen. Here, being paranoid makes you a potential politician. Loser.

    • castaway

      Good post SC

      • http://none Marjorie McEntee

        I agree, I don’t see this as any of our business, they don’t bother us, we should not be bothering in there lives.AMEN

    • http://none Marjorie McEntee

      That’s exactly what this so called president wants, for us to be fighting eachother, and he will declare martial law, which makes the Constitution null and void, so we have to help ourselves if we want to survive this guy……

  • Jim K

    Where’s Al Sharpton? I think the Obama needs to make a statement that those Amish could have been his children. And, did they bring in a renegade generator to run the shears. Seriously, I think that this is a much more significant problem the railroad job that’s being played on George Zimmerman. Next thing you know an outlaw Mennonite will be offering a bounty on the hair of the offending congregation.

    • mark

      But there white

      • http://none Marjorie McEntee

        yes LOL

  • r.p.

    I’ve never heard of this story and the article above seems to be missing alot of critical information. WHY………WHAT…………..WHERE?

    • CountryCowgirl

      Because, my friend, you apparently listen to lame stream media!!! Oh they might have mentioned it by since it didn’t include any attacks on a 17-year-old black man, it was an optional story!!!!!

      • r.p.

        Didn’t anyone ever tell you that assumption is the “Mother of all F***ups”? You made three assumptions in your above statement, and all of them are wrong. I simply asked for some information that wasn’t provided in the article posted by the contributing writer. Judging from the profile of the contributor, it may be possible that he can only provide links to Chapters and Verses excerpted from the Good Book. But that’s my assumption. I simply asked WHY there was a feud, WHAT caused the feud, and WHERE the alledged assault took place and was it actually an assault….. A simple question.

      • Libertytrain

        r.p. why didn’t you just Google for more info – that would have simpler and avoided mean-spirited goofy posts.

      • r.p.

        Libertytrain: It’s good to hear from you again. It’s been awhile. Unfortunately I “assumed” some body would provide me with more information like Steve did below this thread. Amazingly the links he provided are from the MSM, and the only other story I’ve been able to find is from The Huff., imagine that! I guess the MSM were the only ones to carry this story. The Huff. Provides the most information though and I think it’s a matter of “assault” regardless of the religious implications. In my opinion, any assault is a hate crime. Hope your enjoying the spring like I am. Here’s the link to the Huff.

      • http://naver samurai

        Ah yes, the personal by r.p. on someone that didn’t deserve it. Classic liberal strategy. Second, who believes in what is posted on Huffington Post? That site is so far out in left field, they’re standing in the parking lot. Third, if I remember right, the 1st Amendment says: “Congress shall make no laws…abridging the freedom of speech…” You say that assumptions are the mother of all f-ups? I’ve never heard this, but there is always the first time for anything. If this is true, then most of today’s science would fit that category by most of it being theory, you know, assumptions. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Steve
    • r.p.

      Thanks Steve, much appreciated. Try that Huff link I posted above. It provides more information.

  • mark

    Well the thing is that the omnish are white so there cant be a hate crime if it is white on white can there i mean come on now!

    • JimH

      Mark, Only if the white guy is of a different religion.
      I never understood the “hate crime” concept.
      Murder, assault and battery, vandalism, and harrasment are already against the law.
      It doesn’t hurt less if it is done by someone of the same race, religion and sexual preference.
      I,ve never heard of a “love crime”.

      • Jim K

        Polygamy and polyandry can and sometimes are “love” crimes

      • Jazzabelle


        But do you all have to be different races for it to count??

      • JimH

        JimK, The punishment for polygamy and polyandry is more than one mother inlaw.

      • Jim K

        When inlaws are outlawed only outlaws will have inlaws (an old biker saying)

  • Jazzabelle

    Me, I’m wondering whether the photo at the top of the article qualifies as a “hate crime.” Don’t the Amish have religious objections to having their pictures taken?

  • Rick

    Ummm, its OK for the Muslim community to do what ever they like (say kill a daughter for shaming them), but the Amish can’t disipline their members… Don’t agree with either of these actions by the way. am of Amish decent…..FOS is under attack!!!!!

  • jopa

    independent thinker;The ones that you think are Amish driving cars and using cell phones may actually be Mennonites.We have a lot of both in Pennsylvania and that is how I always thought of the differance between the two groups.PS Spell check corrected me on how to spell independent.

    • JimH

      jopa, Sometimes an Amish family will have one member convert to the Mennonite religion so they can have a driver. So the rumor goes.

    • Jazzabelle

      Amish and Mennonites are different for other reasons than technology. Both groups have “Old Order” subcultures that reject modern technology. Both groups also have more progressive subcultures that accept some or all common technology. In other words, you could be a “progressive Amish” or you could be an “Old Order Mennonite.” The words Amish and Mennonite have more to do with their theological differences than their technological preferences, although I admit I’m hazy on the details.

    • independant thinker

      jopa there are some in my area and they refer to themselves as Amish. In fact in one family I know both the husband and wife came from horse and buggy Amish according to what he told me.

  • chuckb

    you mean the media missed this one. or it just wasn’t what they wanted you to see.

    • Sirian

      You’re a couple days late and posted on the wrong article. Wake up bub, wake up.

      • chuckb

        your right!! however, the amish are innocent people and don’t bother anyone, no hoodies there. so get off their back and talk about people that need talking about.

      • Sirian

        Where and how was I supposedly on “their” backs? I merely pointed out to you that you had posted on the wrong article and thought you may have been sleep walking, so to speak – Duh.

  • Vlad Tepes

    Ahhh, those wild & crazy Amish!

  • AnneOnymous

    What happened to excommunication? This has been the Amish rule since their beginnings in order to avoid what occurred recently.. Their supposed to be against all types of aggression, reverting instead to turning their backs on those who do.. Has this rule gone away like our moralities have disappeared into greed and vice? Honestly, I am depressed that one of the last religious isolationists have joined the “me” crowd.. (sob!).

  • jopa

    One of the greatest sights in America is to drive by an Amish farm when they are out working the fields with their horses.I always have a tendency to slow down and reminisce on a bygone era when there were more peaceful times and to reflect on the hard work that can still be enjoyed in this country.When I was a kid the neighboring farms I worked on all had tractors except for one had a couple of huge Belgians they used for haymaking.Many Americans today would probably love the Amish lifestyle for about a week so the best thing we can do is leave them alone, to enjoy their religious freedom and lifestyle.

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