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In every society there are outlaws and vigilantes, even in extremely mild groups like the Amish. Despite their peaceful reputation and simple lifestyle, complete chaos has taken hold of an Ohio Amish community. That chaos took form in a man named Samuel Mullet Sr. Mullet had sex with multiple married women to “cleanse them,” and forcibly shaved several Amish men’s beards, all over religious disputes. Because of this, Mullet and 15 other men are on trial for hate crimes.
Tension began to rise when two groups in the Amish community split, something for which Mullet took great offense. “You have your laws on the road and the town — if somebody doesn’t obey them, you punish them. But I’m not allowed to punish the church people? I just let them run over me? If every family would just do as they pleased, what kind of church would we have?”
Hell, maybe the apocalypse really is coming if even the Amish are getting violent. At least Mullet will be locked up with enough of his brethren to form a deep Amish prison gang, especially if they’ve got this guy:
- [via the Washington Post]
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