Monthly Archives: November 2012

Amish on TV: For better or worse.

   As most of you can imagine, I receive a lot of emails and feedback from viewers of the show “Amish: out of Order” that some of the ex Amish and myself were portrayed in in 2012.

I also have received a ton of emails and questions from viewers of the other show Breaking Amish on TLC. Keep in mind that I saw about exactly 10 minutes of airtime from this show, (for various reasons) so I do not necessarily have an opinion on it. Therefore, I decided, to copy and paste, word for word, several emails I read in my inbox this morning, and let you, the reader and viewer, decide what you think?                                      Amish kids going to school

I did not necessarily pick and choose which particular emails I repost, but found it rather ironic this morning when I read two emails that were so drastically different in opinions.
Yes, Vietnam Veteran lady was quite kind and generous in her opinion, but the reason I used her email, is because it was quite well written, and in light of the recent Veteran’s Day, I felt it appropriate.

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Hello Mr. Gingerich:

I think you are an unusually kind and very sincere person. In addition, you are a very frank and eloquent person of speech and demeanor. Likewise, you set a remarkable loving and domestic hard-working and religious lifestyle Read more »

Amish and Politics

I can stop right here, with less than 1 paragraph. But let me back up a step, and focus on where I came from.
   In an Amish community, politics, who is in and who is about to get in, who is Democrat or Republican, is not exactly at the top of their list of things to discuss.
   I do remember, at age 10 or 11, my dad having a conversation with a logger from the outside world, and asking him what the difference is between Democratic and Republican. I remember it leaving an impression on my mind, when he said that Democrats, as a rule, are more conservative, and Republicans are always trying to push for more. Always trying to incorporate new things before America is ready for them.
   I have to admit, I have found it to be exactly the opposite Read more »