December 20, 2019
Michigan County Threatens to Demolish Amish Homes Unless They Give Up Religious Beliefs and Upgrade – Activist Post
By Sean Walton
After harassing the Amish community for years regarding its water supply and disposal, the county health department posted signs on the Amish families’ homes earlier this year condemning them as “unfit for human habitation” and filed lawsuits against 14 Amish families in November.
If successful, the lawsuits would result in the demolition of the Amish families’ homes and would effectively banish an entire religious community from Lenawee County. The ACLU and Wright & Schulte filed answers to those lawsuits Wednesday in Lenawee County Circuit Court, which include counterclaims against the county for religious discrimination in violation of the federal and state constitutions and the federal Fair Housing Act.
“The county is persecuting this Amish community because of their deeply held religious beliefs that have safely guided…
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