The news is going around about eight members of an Amish sect in Graves County, Kentucky who are serving several-day sentences for refusing to put reflective orange triangles on their slow-moving vehicles. Their faith apparently denies the display of loud colors.

[Update: They weren’t jailed right away. They got jail time because they wouldn’t pay the fines that they got first. Sorry for the confusion.]

This is interesting enough…

But what really got me was the accommodation shown them regarding their attire while in jail. Instead of the standard-issue orange uniforms, they’ve been given uniforms that were dyed gray.

If I were in charge of their punishment I’d probably give in to that request too, but from an outside perspective it seems a little too accommodating of their — Let’s be nice. — eccentricity. What do you think?

(via CNN Belief Blog, The Smoking Gun)