Breakaway Amish

How a Former Amish Woman Helped Win a Court Case

In a controversial case in southeastern Minnesota, four Amish men sued the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Fillmore County, claiming that the installation of septic systems for disposing of their gray water was against their religious beliefs. According to a report from 2017 in the Courthouse News Service: MPCA [Minnesota Pollution Control Agency] spokesperson Cathy Rofshus said in a statement, …

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Book Review: “Breakaway Amish” by Johnny Mast with Shawn Smucker

It’s hard to believe people can become so dependent on a man that they’ll want him back even after he does terrible things. ~ Johnny Mast Do you remember hearing about the “renegade Amish” from Bergholz, Ohio, who forcibly cut the hair and beards of Amish people in other communities, and how the leader of the group, Sam Mullet, with …

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