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Amish: Cutting Caused Shame

Ohio man describes the humiliation felt after losing his beard

August 30, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

CLEVELAND (AP) - A hair-cutting attack on an Amish bishop left him so ashamed that he stopped preaching and refused to attend a family wedding because he didn't want anyone to see him without his beard, his son testified Wednesday at the trial of 16 Amish men and women accused of carrying out a series of hate crimes on church leaders in Ohio.

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