By Kevin Williams
VACCINATION LAWSUIT: An Amish family in New York state is suing to overturn the state’s scrapping of religious exemptions for vaccinations. For me, this is a tough call: the collision of religious liberty and public safety. I’m not a fan of government laws telling people they have to inject something into their body. People should get their shots, but it’d be great if they’d do so voluntarily without a law. That’s just my opinion. Click here to read more about this unusual legal action by the Amish. The Amish will sue when they feel their religious rights are being trampled on and that is the case here….
AMISH WOMAN LEAVES TO START A BAKERY: Here’s the story of an Amish woman in Wisconsin who left the order and started a bakery, so even though she is no longer Amish she brought a lot of her heritage with her. Click here to read more.
MILLIE’S CHILLY DAY STEW: Man, a chilly day stew sounds amazing, right? Check in with Illinois Amish columist Millie Otto who shares her life over the past week and, yeah, the recipe this week is pitch-perfect for the time of year: Chilly Day Stew. Check it out here.
INAUGURAL AMISH COUNTRY APPLE TOUR: Sounds like a beautiful drive and fun activities for anyone venturing to Holmes County, Ohio this weekend….I bet you the county roads will be jam packed as people head there to see the turning leaves and partake in this new event: the first ever Amish country self-driving apple tour, read more here.
SELFLESS AMISH: The Amish are hardly perfect and on some issues they are really great on, some not so great (I am speaking in generalities), but one issue that they generally are great at is helping a neighbor in need. We all, including the Amish, have busy full lives but most Amish won’t hesitate to drop everything to help a neighbor, Amish or not, in need. Read about how a small Missouri Amish community helped their neighbor rebuild after last week’s storms.