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'Return To Amish': NYC trip costs Mary's family everything

'Return To Amish': NYC Trip Costs Mary's Family Everything

On "Return to Amish," Mary was back from her trip to New York City, where she went to nightclubs and took pictures -- two big Amish no-nos.

Mary called her trip "the best time ever" –- but her husband of 29 years, Chester, didn't think so. Chester was shunned by the community -- and lost his job -- because of Mary's partying.

Chester (In Dutch): "Is it fun going to hell?"
Mary (In Dutch): "I'm not going to hell!"
Chester (In Dutch): "You don't know."

Mary: "You're just an old fuddy-duddy."
Chester: "I'm Amish. What are you?"

Chester (In Dutch): "Just leave me alone. You've done enough damage already."

As Zap2It revealed, Mary did apologize to Chester by making him a shirt -– the nicest shirt he'd seen -– but that didn't fix the whole shunned and out-of-a-job thing.

Even so, Celeb Dirty Laundry says this does not bode well for Mary and Chester's future, as he's beginning to question her faith.

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cookbooksetc June 16 2014 at 12:00 PM

At least the Amish only "shun" as punishment. The Muslims cut your head off or stone you to death. All in the name of God. Poor God. He gets a lot of blame for stuff he really played no part in.

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Mimi June 16 2014 at 11:54 AM

I remember when you could actually LEARN something on TLC! The Learning Channel??? What a joke!

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jmenor3 June 16 2014 at 10:58 AM

Just the fact that they allow a camera crew with all that lighting equipment into their home makes it all bull shiite. Nothing is "real" in any reality show. All staged. Amazes me that people actually believe any of this.

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adonisquaw jmenor3 June 16 2014 at 12:31 PM

Dig Deep People!!! Send Mary and Chester some money...the out-pouring of LOVE from the so-called "ENGLISH" will send a message to the Amish community that "shunning" is too harsh a punishment for continuing a relationship with a loved one who has decided to depart from their culture. It is not a relationship with God that they are trying to preserve; it is their culture they are trying to preserve. Yes, do your best to preserve your culture, but do it in a loving way so that your people are not being oppressed. Love makes them WANT to stay. Threats and ostracizing are proof you are not living in love and trusting God to take care of your needs. If you ONLY give love, God will pave the way for you. But you must have a relationship with God FIRST. Which means: 1) STUDYING your Bible everyday ALONG with 2) reading your Bible everyday 3) Praying to our Father in Heaven 4) Doing what God tells you to do. We CAN ALL hear Gods voice IF we have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Ask for it.

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mrkdav581 June 16 2014 at 10:49 AM

most of the amish shows on tv are fake and should be shunned.

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faithrada mrkdav581 June 16 2014 at 4:24 PM

What about those children who have LEFT the Amish community for main stream America? They can NEVER visit or have a holiday meal with their parents and siblings again? EVER? They can never go home again.. even just to visit? WHat the hell kind of societiy is that?

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Linda mrkdav581 June 16 2014 at 5:31 PM

amen to that.

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Lynn Linda June 16 2014 at 11:27 PM

Yes, it seems to me it has to be a very sad (and tough) life. Only an 8th grade education; they stay to themselves and don't talk to outsiders. I would guess it is more cult (brainwashing - do it our way or you'll be an outcast) than a religion per se'. I saw a cute little boy with his father holding him and I went to speak with the child. A total blank look on his face, as if "nobody was home". That made my heart hurt!!!

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goodgrief61945 June 16 2014 at 11:38 AM

Just an attempt at ratings. Nothing else.

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faithrada goodgrief61945 June 16 2014 at 4:34 PM

Sure .. but that does not change the fact that 'Shunning' in this very closed culture is a fairly common way to exact control over people... Bad Form people.

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Chuck June 16 2014 at 2:34 PM

Religions -- ALL of them -- are a hazard to women, children, puppies, and common sense ....

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d1anaw Chuck June 16 2014 at 6:36 PM

Yes their abuse of women is beyond legendary.

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STAN d1anaw June 16 2014 at 7:08 PM

Amazing how all these "loving"religions have so much hate.

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Linda June 16 2014 at 1:55 PM

Amish. Cult or religion? I lean more towards it being a cult as it is RIDICLOUS how they think, act, and believe. Sorry but...............they do not seem to be so very loving from all I have seen of the Amish.

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logic10ok Linda June 16 2014 at 6:56 PM

'Amish. Cult or religion?" ----Really folks,-there is almost no difference,

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Lynn logic10ok June 16 2014 at 11:28 PM

I'm going to guess that the Lord is not a part of your daily life. Now that is really sad!

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marsha141 June 16 2014 at 12:29 PM

The first time they were on tv it was all lies. They are just performing for cameras. We are suppose to believe them now?

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pjarizona June 16 2014 at 12:22 PM

Well if that's true how are they being filmed for TV if they cant have their pics taken?

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d1anaw pjarizona June 16 2014 at 6:38 PM

The bigger question is, why is it ok to bring in electricity for the blue lights when one of their kids has that disease caused mostly from inbreeding? They seem to be ok with some 21st century advances, but nothing that will make life better for the mere women. And different sects have varying degrees of strictness. It's all BS. It's once again using religion to control the lives of other people.

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dan_crabtree June 16 2014 at 12:28 PM

they are fake of course....having spent a good amount of time with the amish several years ago none of this crap you see on this show would exsist or be tolerated in there once very strict communities...hollywoodl lies of course...

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sadiemae1214 dan_crabtree June 16 2014 at 1:34 PM

It's "THEIR" and it does happen. It's called
Rumspringa and it's a tradition not parcticed by every Amish sect but many.
" the period is institutionalized as a rite of passage, and the usual behavioral restrictions are relaxed, so that Amish youth can acquire some experience and knowledge of the non-Amish world"

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pikahereandthere sadiemae1214 June 16 2014 at 2:14 PM

It's "practiced".

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investigatorkch sadiemae1214 June 16 2014 at 3:14 PM

has NOTHING to do what is going on in this so called show.

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