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From rumspringa to language to identity, here are the lies you've been told Myth #1: Amish teens have the freedom to choose whether to remain inside the Church; that’s what rumspringa is for. Rumspringa as portrayed in pop culture is a myth that does untold damage to...
[Overturning WI v. Yoder] Most of you don't know this so I just wanted to give a quick heads up. I'm extremely personally connected to WI v. Yoder. This case is about as closely related to me as can be. About 10 years before Yoder was ruled in 1972, the Iowa community...
[Overturning WI v. Yoder] So many people freak out when I talk about overturning Yoder. LESSON OF THE YEAR: Yoder was NOT a landmark victory for religious freedom. Religious freedom existed before. Religions (Catholic, Protestant, etc.) had their own schools before....
[Overturning WI v. Yoder] The Hypocrisy of Prof. John Roth, Goshen College and editor at Mennonite World Review
[Overturning WI v. Yoder] I get super irked by the self-proclaimed expert authorities on the Amish (who are neither Amish nor ever bothered to learn our language). One of the HUGE problems is that these so-called experts go around perpetuating the myth that all the...
Throughout this site and in our work, the term "Amish" is synonymous with what some outsiders call "Old Order" Amish, which are the traditional Amish who prohibit electricity, cameras, and cars, among other things. “Old Order" Amish is what the general public...
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We’re taking back our story from so-called experts on the Amish who aren’t Amish and haven’t bothered to learn our language.
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