I read about this last week and I’m not really sure what to say except I’m a little more afraid of the Amish than I was before. I recently saw a documentary on the the Amish and a new show on Nat Geo, Amish: Out of Order, which focuses on members who leave the faith, some for good, some go back, is probably bringing a lot of unwanted attention to a people I believed to be quiet and non-violent, yet they are mocked and misunderstood. Then we heard about the Mullet (real last name!) clan in Ohio. Smile!
I mean what would drive these traditional pacifists to violently remove the identity (beards, hair) of their fellow brethren? Did a barn raising or quilting bee go bad? And the last place the Amish want to end up is in the public eye or be forced to use a telephone. These four lovely ladies have been added to the indictment and they will be arraigned this Thursday along with the other 12 charged.
None of the stories I found can define a reason why the Mullets engaged in such rash behavior. All I know is “Weird” Al Yankovic must be a happy man these days. Are thee up for an ass-whooping? I think they’re punishment should be to watch “Amish Paradise” on a continuous loop.
Amish: Out of Order airs Tuesday nights at 10E/9C on Nat Geo Channel.