Michigan county threatens to demolish 14 Amish homes unless they give up their religious beliefs and upgrade their homes

The Daily Sheeple – by Sean Walton

After harassing the Amish community for years regarding its water supply and disposal, the county health department posted signs on the Amish families’ homes earlier this year condemning them as “unfit for human habitation” and filed lawsuits against 14 Amish families in November.

If successful, the lawsuits would result in the demolition of the Amish families’ homes and would effectively banish an entire religious community from Lenawee County. The ACLU and Wright & Schulte filed answers to those lawsuits Wednesday in Lenawee County Circuit Court, which include counterclaims against the county for religious discrimination in violation of the federal and state constitutions and the federal Fair Housing Act.

“The county is persecuting this Amish community because of their deeply held religious beliefs that have safely guided their way of life for generations,” said Phil Mayor, senior staff attorney with the ACLU of Michigan. “Lenawee County residents should be outraged that their local officials, using taxpayer money and in the county’s name, have condemned their Amish neighbors’ homes and are threatening to demolish their houses, and leave them homeless. They should contact their county commissioners and other local officials and implore them to end this vicious attack on the Amish religion.”

The Amish community in Lenawee County adheres to their “old order” religious way of life by hand-pumping water from wells, using outhouses instead of flush toilets, and not using electricity, cell phones, or automobiles. Despite the fact that the Amish community’s choice to live in traditional ways causes no harm to themselves or anyone else, the Lenawee County Health Department has condemned their homes and is now asking a court to authorize the demolition of their property, unless the Amish community abandons its religious beliefs.

“This is not a question of public health — it’s Lenawee County officials using religious discrimination as a tactic to run this Amish community out of their homes and destroy their way of life,” said Richard Schulte, attorney with Wright & Schulte, LLC. “This community’s commitment to live according to their religion harms no one.”

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11 thoughts on “Michigan county threatens to demolish 14 Amish homes unless they give up their religious beliefs and upgrade their homes

  1. Leave them alone for God sakes, dont you assholes have anything better to do? go steal some money or something you ass hats.

      1. This could get interesting

        But we won’t hear the truth from Any media company

        Just can’t leave anything alone
        I haven’t heard about there being any wide spread death because of their actions

        But them friken communist just can’t mind their own business

        Sounds like this only affects 14 homes
        BFD

        1. Only 14 for now, but it sets a bad precedent. We have hundreds, perhaps thousands of Amish here in Michigan.

          Some townships are beginning to knock on doors,even those who are not Amish, demanding immediate entrance to private homes for inspections for ordinance violations. Those who demand warrants, find that the judges are quick to sign them. Extra fees are then presented to the homeowner for payment.

          Agenda 21 is picking up speed.

  2. ‘They should contact their county commissioners and other local officials and implore them to end this vicious attack on the Amish religion.” Implore? as in beg?

    These arsehole commies just can’t stand that they are off grid

    1. implore:

      verb
      verb: implore; 3rd person present: implores; past tense: implored; past participle: implored; gerund or present participle: imploring

      -beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something.

      You got that right, Mary!

  3. Off topic, but…
    Christmas Blues. In on hour and 52 minutes it will officially be winter. That’s 11:19 pm, Eastern Time. Thinking of Trenchers gone (not shills), both those who’ve passed and those who’ve had to, for one reason or another, walk away. Each brought something. Some are missed more than others, especially the true originals, the non-followers who initiated their own philosophical spin on how things are. Sparkling jewels who had to go, but whom I believe are still out there fighting the enemy. Solstice blues. Just a time of remembering.

    Mood piece:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJRcbqhl0Fs

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