“If we were not Amish, would there even be a story?”

That’s one Amish person telling it like it is, regarding an infamous 1998 Lancaster Amish drug bust.

The comments were heard at the ‘largest Amish conference ever’ held through today at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.

The Lancaster New Era (no longer online) reports that topics covered have ranged from the controversial (Witness, Amish in the City) to the practical and academic (farm safety, Amish roots).

On the nearly decade-old drug incident, an Ohio man made a point that often gets missed:  “We’re human like everyone else and this won’t be the last time we do anything wrong,” he said. “What we need is your compassion and understanding in situations like that.”

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