Media Stuff & The Amish......

I often write about how the media, in my opinion,  has bizarre coverage of the "plain" community.  Here's a perfect example. Today, a Canadian newspaper writes about a "Mennonite family" suffering the loss of a warehouse on their farm to a fire.  In my opinion, their faith is irrelevant here.   You'd never see "Baptist family loses home to fire."   The family's creed just wouldn't be relevant.  However, apparently it is, at least to this Canadian newspaper.

That brings us to the murder of Barbara Weaver, an Amish woman in Apple Creek, Ohio.  In my opinion, this is one of handful of instances in a news story where the person's faith IS relevant.  As I have noted before, the homicide rate among the Amish is microscopic.  Murders are very, very rare, almost unheard of.  There was a complete cultural, religious, and moral collapse in this case where the victim's husband obviously came completely unhinged.  So I think their Amish identity IS worth exploring, but the Wooster Daily Record, which is covering the case never makes a mention of it and I'm scratching my head as to why?  Click here to read the latest information on the Weaver case.  The word "Amish" doesn't appear a single time....

lorraine stoddard's picture

Re: Media Stuff & The Amish......

Weaver and Raber sign a confession to murder,and are now saying "not guilty." They want the bond to be lower,so that they can be with their children.  There should be no bond on people who commit murder.  They are where they belong in jail.

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