By granting the Amish special privileges on the basis of a falsified depiction of innocence and two-dimensionality, the US government mocks those aspects that are genuinely beautiful about Amish culture.
It’s more common than not for Amish children, especially the oldest girl and boy, to be forced to be the second mother and second father. This is parentification, a form of child abuse.
When victims are able to speak out, they must be uplifted so that their voices can no longer be ignored by the Church. Then, instead of victims, they become survivors; and instead of martyrs, they become catalysts for change.
The word “faith” is often used in the marketing of religion, which has the singular aim of selling hope at a profit to cover for other things. Faith makes an acceptable smokescreen for the dogma of religion.
Women’s fertility and virginity (their perceived “purity”) are commodities in these societies, and faith is the tool by which girls and women are enslaved to these standards.
The word “faith” is meant to confer immunity from criticism on religious opinions held by believers. To the believer, the excuse of faith is the perfect get-out clause: “It’s my faith; how dare you question my personally held beliefs?”