Hutterite Photo Ruling Expected Today...

Like the Amish, Hutterites object to photographs of themselves on religious grounds (their case probably wasn't helped by three Hutterite men recently posing for a milk ad, though).  The Canadian Supreme Court should make a ruling today on whether Hutterites can be exempt from having their photos taken for drivers licenses.  Hutterites, unlike the Amish, often drive automobiles. Click here to read more.  I'll keep an eye out today on the newswires to see what the Court rules. There could be wide-ranging implications for religious groups across Canada.....

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hutterite need to have photo license............

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/07/24/hutterite-supreme-court024.html

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As a member in a hutterite community for over 24 years, I am getting very tired of this story line... Hutterites in general do not object to our pictures being taken for such uses as drivers licences. This issue is being pressed by just 2 of the hundreds of colonies that are out there. That is a fact, and not an exagreation.

I don't have an issue with having myself photographed. There are times and areas in which photograph is overdone, but I strongly disagree that drivers licences is one of those areas.

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Interesting - and, frankly, - not surprising. Even the Old Order Amish have great debate about how acceptable photographs are within the community and the Hutterites, which embrace more outside influences than the Amish, probably debate this issue even more.  Its always interesting how many Hutterites seem to monitor this website.  Welcome! I'd love to have a regular contributor from the Hutterite community, because I'm just not as well-versed on this group as I am the Amish and Mennonites...

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I hope the court rules in their favor, I don't like to see religious freedoms messed with. Speaking of photo licenses, I have to get mine done. My photo one expires on Sunday, I do have my camera card , which is valid as a license until Aug. 12th. I know I'm  procrastinating, I just really dislike getting a DMV photo!!! Next week, for sure........

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