Eight Amish men in Kentucky have begun serving time in jail—all over a bright orange triangle. The men were issued fines over their failure to display a safety sign on the backs of their horse-drawn buggies, but refused to pay, along with associated court fees. They explained that forking over the $148 to more than $600 owed would mean adhering to a law that they consider a violation of religious tenets: to not wear bright colors, and to not trust manmade signs for their safety. They got sentences this week ranging from three to 10 days.
I’m not surprised. The Mennonites I know are the most anti-society peaceful souls around.