Friday, January 29, 2010

The Amish: Simple living, plain dress and 'ordinary' child abuse

The god-fearing Amish suffer from the same disease as the Irish Catholic Church. When they are confronted with child sex abuse in their community they bury their heads up their own arse.
At least in the USA there is a will and a mechanism to charge those who cover up this dastardly crime as four Amish bishops have been charged.
It appears that the more austere and deep rooted the religion, the more denial becomes a factor when child sex abuse is discovered.
Johnny A. Schwartz from Webster County Missouri was abusing his daughters for years with the full knowledge of his wife with the unfortunate name of Fannie. If I understand correctly, he got 20 years. If he was convicted in Ireland he would have got 4 or 5 years.
With a bit of luck he will exit from prison in a pine box.