Of course, it had to happen. Samuel Mullet, leader of a breakaway cult of the breakaway Amish, alleged architect of haircutting sessions for those he judges not Amish enough, may have done what every other religious cult leader seems destined to do:
(TPM) — Mullet, according to an FBI affidavit, “has forced extreme punishments on and physical injury to those in the community who defy him, including forcing members to sleep for days at a time in a chicken coop on his property and allowing members of the Bergholz clan to beat other members who appear to disobey” him.
FSM only knows what kind of harsh punishment Muller decided God told him was needed. But that’s not all. Mullet was big on helping the womenfolk keep Satan at bay, and you know how he went about doing that already, don’t you?
The affidavit also alleges that Mullet has been “been ‘counseling’ the married women in the Bergholz clan and taking them into his home so that he may cleanse them of the devil with acts of sexual intimacy.”