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Amish Confidential: The Bishop's Son Shatters the Silence
Amish Confidential The Bishop's Son Shatters the Silence Author:Chris Burkholder SCANDAL ROCKS AMISH CLAN: MURDER, SEXUAL DEPRAVITY. — Forget the images of 19th century farmers, close-knit families, and hard-working craftsmen immune to the stresses of our modern times. The Amish find themselves facing ever-greater scrutiny as reports of polio outbreaks, child abuse, rape, incest, and bestiality grab the headlines. Once the sy... more »mbol of better, simpler times, the closeted world of the Amish is now in the spotlight and at the center of growing controversies.
Chris Burkholder, the son of an Amish bishop, has shattered the silence. At the cost of being excommunicated and ostracized by his own father, Chris reveals what it is like to grow up in a world where brainwashing, terrifying violence and sexual depravity are commonplace. In Amish Confidential: The Bishop's Son Shatters the Silence, Chris Burkholder shares his harrowing tale of abuse and reasons that compelled him to leave his family and faith in search of a new life among the "sinful and condemned world" of the rest of us Americans.« less