20 responses to Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing
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    James Schwartzentruber
    Comment on Hoyle (June 21st, 2017 at 07:31)

    Hoyle

    The man in the video, who you identify as being the Rev. Alan Hoyle and “the representative of a large group of Amish,” is not an Amish man. You can tell that by his dress, and by the fact that he wears a mustache, as well as by what he says; he claims he was in the Marine Corps. Amish people are not allowed to serve in the military, nor would we have a non-Amish man speaking for us in such matters. You’ve been had by a professional agitator, using this event to grandstand for his own causes.

    • James, yes it’s true he’s not an Amish man 🙂 The words I used above were “They are represented by Rev. Alan Hoyle”. I did not say he was Amish.

      It’s possible to represent someone and not be a member of that group. For example, we could use the same formulation if this were a lawyer representing a separate group of people. And that was the meaning of my statement.

      Actually, when Amish get involved in public cases it’s not unheard of or even that uncommon that sympathetic outsiders will go before the media to vocalize the Amish side, especially if the Amish in question are more conservative/media-shy. In the linked Lexington Herald-Leader article, he is described as “the group’s spokesman.”

      There are about half a dozen things from the video that indicate that Hoyle is not an Amishman, much of which you’ve described. Though, he clearly has a strong interest in this case.

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        Janis
        Comment on Man (June 29th, 2017 at 12:16)

        Man

        He never said he was Amish.

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      Forest Hazel
      Comment on Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing (June 24th, 2017 at 17:25)

      Yep. I doubt he represents the Amish community in any real sense. He strikes me as someone who will do more harm than good.

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    Comment on why are they doing this to the Amish (June 21st, 2017 at 07:38)

    why are they doing this to the Amish

    the Amish people, dont bother anyone and the people like dr oz .who sales everything from books to anything that they say will make you young again , without any problems, because of who they are its a scary thought when people hard working folks cant make a living but get put in jail for it… this is the last days of the world before Jesus Christ comes and take us home…

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    elaine
    Comment on not telling the "whole truth" AKA "splitting hairs" (June 21st, 2017 at 08:56)

    not telling the "whole truth" AKA "splitting hairs"

    Amish people are not dumb people.

    They know the difference between right and wrong.

    This man DID NOT TELL THE TRUTH. He knew he wasn’t telling the truth, he knew he was misrepresenting the truth, and he knew that eventually the truth was going to set him free from his lies.

    Justice, is a form of truthfulness.

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      Comment on Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing (June 21st, 2017 at 10:57)

      From what I’m hearing from the plain community, most seem to feel just like you do. He will have to serve his time, and he’ll have to change his ways. Many plain people are ashamed of this guy, and want nothing to do with this case.

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        Mark — Holmes Co.
        Comment on Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing (June 22nd, 2017 at 06:15)

        I agree with what you said, Terry!

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        Trish
        Comment on ?? (June 24th, 2017 at 06:39)

        ??

        What are you talking about..I’m not Amish..I stand by him and his family personally.be there on 30th..want to hear truth

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          Janis
          Comment on sorry (June 29th, 2017 at 12:14)

          sorry

          I am sorry that this man of God is being treated this way. I hope they let him go to live the way he wants to live. No wonder they don’t trust the English.

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    Comment on Watch out for this guy. (June 21st, 2017 at 10:53)

    Watch out for this guy.

    This guy is not Amish. He has his own agenda. Be careful. He is not a spokesman for the plain people, and his approach might do more harm than good.

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    Lorelei
    Comment on Machine guns? (June 21st, 2017 at 17:34)

    Machine guns?

    Who stormed the family with machine guns? The FDA is a government organization and if he refused them entry to inspect his premises, then did the FDA have the SWAT team come? Don’t get me wrong, I love the Amish people and their tenets but no one is above the law. In fact, they promise to uphold the laws of the land. He should have quite while he was ahead, rather than lead people down some primrose path that their tumors or cancer could be cured, and maybe even risk their making a dangerous decision to not seek professionals to treat them. That doesn’t sound very Christian to me.

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    Amish girl -Rebecca
    Comment on Amish Appear At Kentucky State Capitol Ahead of Salve-Maker Sentencing (June 22nd, 2017 at 14:09)

    Yes, I would say he needs to be punished. It sounds like another case of a man more in love with money than God. And, please, people, let’s realize that this man does in no way represent all Amish- in all communities. My guess is he got caught up in making money and did not think beyond that.Black salve and Chickweed salve both are very healing, but we should not make such untruthful, outrageous claims just to sell a product.

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    This kind of “representation” will of course make no legal difference in the case, and will have negative impact on public opinion if the Amish associated with Girod actually embrace this dubious character as any kind of spokesman.

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    Bailey
    Comment on Seriously? the government a terrorist? God help us! (July 7th, 2017 at 17:29)

    Seriously? the government a terrorist? God help us!

    First of all, I agree this man is not Amish. Second, as an Anabaptist(no I am not Amish) I must say that the word of God is not quote “the Christian book”, it is the Holy Bible that Godgave to find salvation and live a righteous(not self righteous)and holy life. Third, I want to know when the government has been a “domestic enemy” and come in with machine guns and terrorized Amish families? I know the Amish don’t get involved with the government, but who agrees with the government 100% anyway? But that being said I don’t think the Amish believe that the Government is a terrorist. Does anyone else recall times with the Government has helped the Amish in more ways than one?

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