'The Amish:' Six questions with author Donald Kraybill
June 12, 2013
"Because they've never been written about by scholars in books before and because the Amish are a human community and there are incidents of child abuse. There are incidents of domestic violence. There are Amish people who struggle with their sexual identity and orientation and that's part of Amish life. We felt we needed to look at those topics and include them in a comprehensive book about Amish life in America...
"They're human beings like we are. They have their own struggles. As one grandmother said to me, 'We have our good ones and our bad ones. We have our problems like everybody else.'"
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