Amish Father Nixes Cops’ Request For a Picture of His Kidnapped Daughter, Because It Would Displease God
When two preteen sisters were abducted from the town of Oswegatchie in upstate New York recently, police quickly sprang into action. Naturally, officers asked the parents for photos of their daughters, so that the girls’ likenesses could be distributed in a bid to bring the young victims back.
The reply was unusual:
The family had none: They were Amish, a community that generally prohibits photographs partly based on the biblical injunction against likenesses.
The cops then proposed that the parents work with a police sketch artist to produce pictures of the girls.
Last month, atheist Dan Courtney delivered an invocation at the Greece (New York) Town Board meeting, making him the first atheist to do so at the focal point of this spring’s Supreme Court ruling.
Remember: This is the town that had overwhelmingly Christian prayers (to Jesus Christ, no less, not a generic God) for several years before two residents stepped in and challenged them.
Even after that, the board only had a few token non-Christians give invocations before going right back to Christians all the time.
Catholic Archdiocese: Don’t Support the ALSA with the Ice Bucket Challenge Since They Do Embryonic Stem Cell Research
There are plenty of good reasons not to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge taking over your Facebook timeline — it’s annoying, it’s repetitious, just give the ALS the damn money and stop making a charade out of it — but leave it to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to find one of the worst reasons: