Amish Who Escaped Persecution have New Problem in Wisconsin
August 25, 2014
An expert on the Amish community says Wisconsin state government should leave them alone.
The Amish number about 220,000 in the United States and reside in 20 states. They have faced lawsuits only in two states, New York and Wisconsin.
In the latter state, a judge has taken a first action against a Fairchild group, ordering them to leave their homes unless they meet building and sanitary standards. That, in part, means installing smoke detectors and plugging into the sewer system in violation of their religious beliefs.