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Religion Clause: Swartzentruber Amish Group Moving From ...

Religion Clause: Swartzentruber Amish Group Moving From ... | American Denominations | Scoop.it

AP reported that the 21-family congregation of Swartzentruber Amish who have lived in western Pennsylvania are moving to St. Lawrence County in upstate New York rather than continue their battles with local authorities ...


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Jane Sutton's comment, February 21, 2013 5:34 PM
Example of an authentic Amish dispute with authorities in the broader community. Click links to access prior blog postings.
Jason Panagiotou's curator insight, May 11, 2015 11:44 AM

This is a great example on how religion expands from one location to another. 

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Samuel Mullet, 15 Other Amish GUILTY Of Hate Crimes In Beard Cutting Attacks

Samuel Mullet, 15 Other Amish GUILTY Of Hate Crimes In Beard Cutting Attacks | American Denominations | Scoop.it

CLEVELAND ... Sixteen Amish men and women were convicted Thursday of hate crimes for a series of hair- and beard- cutting attacks on fellow sect members in a religious dispute that offered a rare and sometimes lurid glimpse into the closed and usually self-regulating community of believers.

A federal jury found 66-year-old Samuel Mullet, the leader of the breakaway group, guilty of orchestrating the cuttings last fall in an attempt to shame mainstream members of his community who he believed were straying from their beliefs. His followers were found guilty of carrying out the attacks, which terrorized the normally peaceful religious settlement that aims to live simply and piously.

Prosecutors and witnesses described how sons pulled their father out of bed and chopped off his beard in the moonlight and how women surrounded their mother-in-law and cut off two feet of her hair, taking it down to the scalp in some places.

The defendants face prison terms of 10 years or more. Prosecutors say they targeted hair because it carries spiritual significance in their faith.

All the defendants are members of Mullet's settlement that he founded in eastern Ohio near the West Virginia panhandle. The Amish eschew many conveniences of modern life, including electrical appliances and automobiles, and embrace their centuries-old roots.

Federal officials said the verdicts would send a message about religious intolerance  ....  DDxx♥!.

To read more please click on the link below :

http://ddislamjustsayno.weebly.com/samuel-mullet-15-other-amish-guilty-of-hate-crimes-in-beard-cutting-attacks.html

 


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Court: Ohio hospital can force chemo on Amish girl

Court: Ohio hospital can force chemo on Amish girl | American Denominations | Scoop.it
An appeals court has sided again with an Ohio hospital that wants to force a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments.

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Feds shut down Amish farm for selling fresh milk

Feds shut down Amish farm for selling fresh milk | American Denominations | Scoop.it

The FDA won its two-year fight to shut down an Amish farmer who was selling fresh raw milk to eager consumers in the Washington, D.C., region after a judge this month banned Daniel Allgyer from selling his milk across state lines and he told his customers he would shut down his farm altogether.


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Amish Beard-Cutting Trial Begins Today

Amish Beard-Cutting Trial Begins Today | American Denominations | Scoop.it

The trial of Sam Mullet Sr. and his followers begins today in Cleveland. Mullet and 15 of his entourage are standing trial for hate-crimes against fellow Amish after a series of bizarre attacks in which they clipped the beards and hair of their victims. In addition to hate crimes, the defendants are on trial for conspiracy, kidnapping, and obstruction of justice.


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Hospital Withdraws Guardianship of Amish Girl Who Will Continue Alternative Treatment Instead of Chemo | The Healthy Home Economist

Hospital Withdraws Guardianship of Amish Girl Who Will Continue Alternative Treatment Instead of Chemo | The Healthy Home Economist | American Denominations | Scoop.it
Hospital official who had sought to take Amish girl with cancer from home and force chemotherapy on her, despite parent’s earnest objections and Health Care Freedom Amendment, resigns as guardian
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