November 25, 2011
Hurt feelings turn to hate crimes in Ohio Amish community
It’s common for there to be hurt feelings and some bitterness when members of a denomination breakaway and form their own group. But there are some truly bizarre things happening in Amish country.
This week, seven men, including sect leader Sam Mullet, were arrested for allegedly forcibly cutting the hair of men and women from the main Amish community. Because of the acts were an attack on the religious character of the Amish individuals—allegedly done by Mullet’s crew to shame the members of the main Amish community for how they have treated the breakaway sect—Mullet’s crew has been charged with hate crimes.
From the AP:
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