Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mary Beth Buchanan ignores religious beliefs

I was trolling the internet the other day for information about Mary Beth Buchanan after I heard the audio of her first media appearance as a candidate for Congress. The audio where she threatens to sue Marty Griffin and claims that the Wecht case could have only cost the amount of money in salaries that they paid to the 2 lawyers working on the case. I guess she doesn't have a true understanding of office overhead, or else she doesn't count the electric bills, computers, printers, copies, etc., and the other staffers that helped these 2 lawyers.

Anyway, I came across her Facebook page and found a picture of her with an Amish guy signing her petition. I say Amish because he has a buggy behind him. If he was a Mennonite he would be allowed to drive a car. So I can't say this with 100% positivity, but he appears to be Amish. I remember learning in high school that the Amish don't believe in having their pictures taken. According to here is one of the 'dont's' when visiting Amish County:

•No photos or videos, please. Most Amish consider posing for photographs to be an unacceptable act of pride and do not allow pictures of themselves. The Amish will usually allow you to photograph their homes, farms, and buggies if you ask respectfully, but even this can be intrusive and is better avoided. If you must take pictures, consider a telephoto lens, and avoid taking any photos which include recognizable faces.


Anonymous said...

You should read the following article:

Buchanan should be well aware of the religious viewpoints of the Amish in regard to photographs,

NorthPGH Progressive said...

Thanks for the insightful article.