Amish pride
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:50 am

In response to the Amish Photo Sound Off: You are writing about something you know nothing about and relying on misinformation. Amish people won't allow you to take a picture of their faces sometimes, but mostly they won't pose for you. That's because doing so is a sign of selfish pride, not because they don't want their pictures taken. They simply do not want to appear to be prideful as their religion specifies. They have no problems with you taking a picture of them and their horses and buggies as they pass by, as long as you don't make them look prideful. So click all you want; just don't frame their faces in the pictures as the central point of the picture! There are also many different "sects" of Amish; some very traditional, some more modern, and many in between. But they all follow the state regulations as far as I am concerned and through my experience and taking the time to get to know them.