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Sep 13, 2011 12:31
Category: Religious News

Ultra Conservative Amish sentenced to Jail

     MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Nine Amish men who refused to display an
orange reflective triangle on their horse-drawn buggies have been
ordered to jail for not paying court-imposed fines.
     The men belong to the ultraconservative Old Order Swartzentruber
Amish sect in western Kentucky. They object to the triangles
because the bright color violates their modesty code.
     The Courier-Journal reports that the men say paying the fines
would amount to complying with a law they believe violates their
religious strictures.
     Graves County District Judge Deborah Hawkins Crooks sentenced
the men to three to 10 days in jail.
     The Kentucky Court of Appeals in June denied the defendants'
appeal on the misdemeanor convictions.