Here's a round-up of Amish items in the news today:
EXPECTING AMISH: Oh geez, here we go again. Another movie about the Amish. I have found that since Aster's arrival Rachel and I just don't have time to watch TV anymore. Usually by the time Aster is a sleep we are so tired that we just want to sleep also. So as much I might want to watch this movie, I doubt it is going to happen. Sounds a little edgy for this type of drama: young Amish woman in rumspringa heads to Hollywo0d, meets a guy, comes back pregnant. Okey-dokey...click here to read more about this movie.
COPYCAT CRIME? We were covering attacks on Amish buggies in Geauga County recently, now the same thing is happening near Clare, Michigan. Let's hope the perpetrators are swiftly caught. Click here to read the latest.
EXCOMMUNICATED WELCOME HERE: This is a rather interesting article about how ex-communicated Old Colony Mennonites are handled in Belize. Really interesting to read because it sounds like the Belize settlement is quite strict in their orthodoxy. Click here to read more. There actually are some Amish settlements in the USA that are welcoming of Amish excommunicated from other districts, that is a topic that might be worth a post sometime.
MEASLES ALERT: Two big events in Ohio's Amish country this weekend have health authorities on edge that the measles outbreak could be spread and carried out of state. Click here to read the latest.