Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bishop Lester Beachy Liberty KY

Like people in other rural farming communities, people here rely on their cars and trucks for almost all their transportation needs, whether that means shopping or worshipping. But for Beachy, a bishop in an Amish-Mennonite congregation, and others in his religious community of about 200 people statewide, driving has created a new problem. Their faith allows them to get behind the wheel, but not sit for a driver's license photo as state law requires. Members of Beachy's enclave -- one of at least three in the state -- must now decide whether to bow to the demands of national security and keep driving or stand firm for a religious principle. Click for more by Joe Biesk Associated Press Writer