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Man Admits Beating Up 'Amish Mafia' Star

AP | Posted 12.29.2013 | Crime

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to beating a star of the TV series "Amish Mafia." Imir Williams admitted Thur...

'Amish Mafia': Merlin Ruins Christmas, Tells Kids Santa Is Satan

Posted 12.11.2013 | TV

"Amish Mafia" returned for a Christmas special, and the gift that Merlin had for the children of Lancaster, Pennsylvania was that he was going to ruin...

Building Amish: Young Women, Baptists Among the Real Seekers of Anabaptist Life

David Briggs | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

"I am a Christian. I don't like the way the English teenagers live. I have always treasured the simple life and the way the Amish live and am looking to hopefully become Amish when I'm old enough," said one teen who described herself as "a modest young lady."

'Amish Mafia': Buggying Under The Influence Taken Very Seriously

Posted 08.21.2013 | TV

Drinking and driving is a serious, dangerous crime no matter where you are. On the latest episode of "Amish Mafia," we learned about BUI -- buggying u...

Fake Amish and the Real Ones

Donald Kraybill | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Donald Kraybill

TLC has found another crew of renegade Amish and Mennonite youth to cast for Breaking Amish . If the LA version is anything like the previous Breaking Amish or Amish Mafia, not only will the "reality" show include heavy doses of fiction, it will also fabricate more myths about Amish life that deserve a good debunking.

Living With The Amish: How One Small Community Balances Two Conflicting Worlds

Robin Elizabeth Herr, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Robin Elizabeth Herr, Ph.D.

After living on an Amish dairy farm for a year, I agree with those who argue that the reality programs reflect a lack of knowledge of the plain folk. The Amish community I associated with had an intimate and sensible relationship to the mainstream world. The beauty is how they managed it.

My Fascination With The Amish Mafia

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

As several of the folks interviewed on the show indicate, the Amish people are held up by many as a stereotype of humble, innocent simplicity. And while this is true in many cases, there are also darker sides to the culture.

'Amish Mafia': Rampant Drug Use Among The Amish?

Posted 01.17.2013 | TV

"Amish Mafia" may be over, but the cast came together for "The Reckoning" special to talk more about the show and their experiences in the Amish commu...

'Amish Mafia' Finale: Esther Rides Mechanical Bull

Posted 01.10.2013 | TV

"Amish Mafia" wrapped its first season amid some of the same rumors that plagued "Breaking Amish." Once again, a show about the Amish is being conside...

'Amish Mafia' Premiere: Prostitute Blackmail

Posted 12.12.2012 | TV

After the success of "Breaking Amish," it's no wonder there's already a new series further exploring that community. Because of their isolation and re...

Amish Mafia Shows Deplorable Depths of Discovery Channel

Michael Shank | Posted 02.02.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Shank

There's much to tell about the Amish and Mennonite communities. The stories are voluminous and varied and an American audience would enjoy the telling of them. Too bad Hollywood won't be there for the discovery of it, nor America for the learning of it.

A New Kind Of Amish Is Heading To TV

Posted 11.14.2012 | TV

"Breaking Amish" may not be airing this winter, but the mafia is prepared to fill its void. This December, Discovery will debut "Amish Mafia," a s...