Right couple, wrong wedding date.
While some media outlets have been reporting that “Sister Wives" star Kody Brown married his fourth wife, Robyn, this past weekend, TLC confirmed to CNN that the pair actually married back in May.
Brown, his wives and their kids are the subjects of the TLC series which follows their day-to-day lives. The super-sized Utah family is also the target of a criminal investigation for alleged felony bigamy.
The family has said they agreed to allow cameras to chronicle their lives to dispel some of the myths about the polygamous lifestyle. Brown is legally married to only his first wife, Mary (the other marriages are recognized by the church). But, the laws in his area state that charges can be brought if a person lives as a spouse with another person while being married to someone else.
TLC says the wedding between Brown and fourth wife Robyn will be featured on the series finale.
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sisterwives is a intresting show.i don't agree with it at all,but i like how much they love each other and their children,having four wives is very silly and wrong.
If one of these 'wives' develops a yeast infection, will the other 'wives' agree to share in it? What a lifestyle!
i have watched the show and i think it took alot of courage to come out in this world. they havent hurt anybody the family works and functions well. if you want to judge then maybe you should consider the fact that there are a lot of single people raising kids on thier own because they couldnt find the one person to stand by them and the only person being punished is the kids. this family has each other they stand by each other. i lke the family they havent done anything to hurt anybody so i say leave them alone they seem happy and if they arnt they are open with each other and together they will figure it out so leave them alone and i hope to see more in the fall. you have a great family.
I think they need to leave these people alone. They are not hurting anyone and they are not asking you to live that way. With all the family's that are torn apart by adults that cheat and fool around on each other they are showing us that it dont have to be that way. That by telling the truth in a relationship and by understanding each other we can all live a happier life. I think the law needs to leave them alone they are hurting these kids! The kids are happy and well taken care of. To the brown family go for it you all make a nice family and i think there is nothing wrong with your family and god bless you for showing us a better way. Just trust in god and he will get you all through all the hard times.
I have an issue with this as many people on this blog does. i watched the show to see what it is all about. I don't know alot about their lifestyle and nor do I want to judge but in a sense I am which God will judge me for. I think that Kody is selfish and this is a way for him to cheat on his 1st wife and say that it is o.kay. From what I know is that Joseph Smith is not Jesus Christ and so in my mind following someone like Joseph Smith and not following the only perfect person that has walked this earth is wrong. That is my what I believe in and you may not agree.
1 Timonthy 3:2 " Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, "
deuteronomy 17:17 " And he shall not acquire many wives for himself, lest his heart turn away, nor shall he acquire for himself excessive silver and gold"
There are numerous other places in the bible that it talks about it. I am not perfect and have not lived a perfect life but I will speak out about this, it is wrong.
The wives are good mothers and they care very much about their children i wish them the best of luck with that.
AMEN AMEN AMEN
II say....'good for them'...they seem happy and their kids are being well taken care...looks like a nice, big, happy family...
These people are breaking the law and should not be treated any differently than someone who robs a bank. If they were stupid enough to go public with their warped private lives, then they should suffer the consequences and pay the penalties that the law dictates. They must have been paid plenty for their episodes for them to put themselves in this predicament and I agree TLC is to blame for airing this program and glorifiying their lifestyle. Shame on you Browns and TLC!
These women obviously have no self-esteem, or self-worth, and sharing is the only way they can snag a guy. Get a life-get counseling, get a new religion and ways of thinking!! The man is the winner here because he can sink his "head" into many "holes" with no repercussions. He is allowed to get away with that, which continues to reinforce the irrational notion that a white man rules the world, and does so with his penis. . TLC should be ashamed of themselves for contributing to such garbage
Gio ............. LOL
Some of these polygomist families draw government benefits under the disguise that they are unmarried, fatherless families.
This is a common practice so if you think this okay, they are receiving benefits they should not .
scary to know your husband is doing it next door yuck but to each their own so i dont think they breaking any law they like the dirty crap is going on leave them lol
why are people hating so much? stop hating and let this be what ya cant do the same is that whats bodering yalll need to mind your buisness and live your life stop critisism......
What do they see in this guy...he's gross.
How do they file their federal taxes? If Kody is only legally married to Meri, then those two can file married status and file their one child as a dependent. What about the other three wives? I presume they file single status and claim the children they birthed as dependents. Is that how polygamists work out the federal taxes? Can someone with credible tax and polygamy knowledge clear up this issue?
Most of us non-polygamists don't care how other people live as long as no one's getting hurt...and they can afford to support themselves and their life choices. If they're working the federal tax and welfare system to their benefit then it does become a concern for other people, especially if they're receiving government aid. I'm all for helping out those less fortunate, especially children, but, if polygamists are working the federal tax and welfare system they are burdening an already strained system.
Presuming the only ones filing "married" status, in the eyes of the feds the "single" wives are just that, single. This is a nice financial arrangement because the "single" wives can then file for government aid for their children and themselves – they're eligible for food, housing and medical benefits. Is this why Kody and Meri only have one child and the other wives have 6 children? More kids = more government benefits?
Also, just curious, why does Kody drive a small Lexus? It's essentially a two seater – the quintessential mid-life-crisis mobile – not exactly practical for a man with four wives and 14 children.
Another polygamy question: Are there women who have multiple husbands?
I'm from a 3 world country with basic issues of poverty and illiteracy.Even in our culture,a second wife/mistress is considered totally against societal rules and the polygamist man is frowned upon.But,children of such polygamists are spared the judgement as they are innocent.
I would not share my man with any other women or man. That being said if they are all happy and he only has a "LEGAL" marriage license with one. What law is broken, who is to say what makes people happy in their own home. The kids seem happy and are encourged to do what makes them happy. They are in no way being forced to live this life style as adults and have been told they will be supported in whatever decision they make.
What is the difference between a man having a wife and many girlfriends with babies that he DOES NOT support?? The Brown family seems to support each other and their children. How many couples can say they have been in the same relationship for 16+ years, married or not?? Not very many, our society has decided if you are not happy you can just file for divorce. Being a couple married or other wise takes work every day some days are harder than others but is it really that important to you?? The Browns show that family and happiness are very important and they work at it.
The are all consenting adults !! enough said.
Go Brown family hope you all stay happy and together!!!
I don't really care if Kody is with 4 woman or 40 woman. What I would like to see is the 4 woman with Kody now each go out and get 4 men each and start having the kind of relationship with those 4 men that they are having with Kody. I'd like to see Kody's reaction to that one.
To each his own! They seem happy. If it be a violation of God's law, then He will deal with it. We don't get to play judge.
As for it being illegal, if you want truly equitable enforcement, then you can't have "celebrity justice", the Justice Dept choosing to enforce laws against one group and not against another, sanctuary cities, medical marijuana being used and sold in violation of Federal laws. We seem to only want the laws enforced strictly when it is someone else doing the violating and when it is something that affects our personal choices, we want the law changed rather than enforced.
Ok I have one question where is #4 Robin's ex husband (father of 3) And he is ok with his children living under Kody Brown's home and lifestyle? Does anyone know?
It is adultery, since Kody is only legally married to Meri, his first "wife". So he IS committing adultery with the other women. BibleReader–adultery is a two way street. It is not ok for men to commit adultery, but not for women, at least in the real world.
Adultery as it is defined in the Bible is not what we see in our current legal definition. It is not "ok" for anyone to commit adultery, using either definition, but in the Bible, a man bringing a new, unmarried woman into his family is not considered adultery. Can you find an example where it is?
I agree that Kody is creepy, and this is designed for men, BY men...not by God!!! BibleReader, I believe you are wrong about the Bible. These people are not legally married, so they are comitting adultery. In the New Testament, it says marriage is between one man and one woman. And the Bible also says to follow the laws of the land.
Regarding the New Testament, you might need to read it again. Paul in 1 Corinthians refers to all of us believers (figuratively, I admit) presented to Christ as spotless brides (plural), many of the Role-models of Faith given in Hebrews are polygynists (and a woman of ill-repute), and while the early church was encouraged to obey local laws, there are many, many cases in which they stood up to authority and said, "We must obey God rather than men," and gladly went to jail or flogging (or death) for their rebellion. There is no blanket imperative from God to always obey the laws of men.
I've tried to respond to your point about legal marriage, but the site won't post that comment for some reason. The general concept was that God creates a marriage between people, not a government. Why do we think paperwork from a courthouse is necessary. That's nowhere in the Bible.
I watched the show with an open mind. All the adults are dillusional. The women all say they went into this type of life style willingly, but, constantly display jealousy and open resentment. I feel very concerned for the children. They will
undoubtedly grow with issues – hopefully, they will get help and are able to resolve them with little effect. Kody is a selfish, self-absorbed individual and, I can't understand what any of these women see in him. From his point of view I can certainly understand why he chose this religious belief and life style, which was designed by men for men. I am surprised that they agreed to go on television with the possibility of criminal action being taken against them, but, I guess money speaks very loudly.
I saw the show and I think it should be called 4 women and a baby, as he behaves like a spoiled child.
Maybe someday Koby will want to bring in a male for himself instead of another wife. That would be a good one to watch.
Adultery is illegal. Maybe THATS why what he is doing is illegal. You can not be married to someone and sleep with another....or 3 others in this case. I dont agree with this lifestyle, but thats exactly why Id never live it. I feel sorry for the kids. Not the wives. They chose to stay is this clusterfuk of a life.
The real definition of adultery is sleeping with a person you aren't married to, who is married to someone else. The word doesn't apply here, since these women are married to Kody and not currently to other men.
I just saw another ad for A new TLC program about the woman called Sara Palin. what is it with TLC having all these disturbing programs on really disturbing people with unacceptable behaviors and life styles. First there was Kate and her family, then the one on "Toddlers and Tiara's", then these polygamists, and finally Sara Palin? What is going on? why are they promoting these weird people. Stop the insanity
I just scrolled up to read a few of the comments; in response to rightorwrong: yes you should prosecute those who break the law, why not? that's exactly waht the law is there for. So that people do not break it. you can not say to people if you don't like it don't watch. I do watch to see if I can understand their mentality, but obviously the women are not happy. the man when asked by his first wife how he would have felt if she did that (went on dates with another man, let alone sleep with him) he actually got angry and said that was disgusting. talk about double standards. come on people this is the 21st century. what these people do is produce children in the dozens. Earrth is way over populated and don't need these idiots to procreate any more instead let more gays adopt unwanted children. AND NO I AM NOT GAY. I JUST USE MY BRAIN AND COMMON SENSE. THAT IS HOW YOU LIVE AND LET LIVE.
I think this guy is disgusting. He's a playboy. how is it that he's not being arrested? one thing I don't understand is when people object to gay marriages which is just between 2 people in love, these sickos get away whith their very disturbing arrangement, and most probably getting monetary compensation? Where are the supposedly called "religieous christians of the tea party or may be coffee party to protest agianst these people?
I don't know about the rest of you ladies out there, but no way in hell would I want four husbands, if the tables were turned. I can tolerate one, but I would not be happy having to make nice to four.
Seems pretty easy to me, you don't spend enough time with each of them to ever get in a real fight, they will watch your kids, pay your bills, do your housework all while you go out "courting". Seems like a mighty fine idea to me.
If you don't like it, then don't watch. If you choose to watch, then, accept that people live different lifestyles. If they prosecute them, then they should prosecute ALL that are guilty of breaking the law. As a matter of fact, prosecute anyone who commits any kind of a crime according to the "law".....of course, since we are all imperfect, we would all end up in jail for not following the law to the letter....wouldn't we??? You can't have it both ways people - it's all or nothing! Utah spokesperson openly admitted on the Today Show that they do not prosecute all who are breaking the law in Utah – WHY NOT???? Now Utah gets to play favorites and pick & choose who to investigate? Yes, they broke the law, but they are not the only polygamist family in the U.S. and certainly will not be the last. Perhaps the law needs re-written to recognize the religious belief component of this situation. Are they really hurting anyone? Kudos to the Brown's for being brave enough to share their story!
No, we wouldn't ALL go to jail, not ALL offences are worthy of jail time. That is why we are not ALL in jail right now. What's your point?
They should really change the bigamy laws, why is no one fighting for that to happen? If they could live openly, their lives would be so much better, their children wouldn't have to lie, they aren't hurting anyone and its freedom of religion. They're not the ony religion on earth that believes in polygamy – several others do as well and if that is their belief and what they chose to do they should be allowed to do so!!! And I agree with the posters who bring up the Bible, polygamy is all over in there!
Who thinks that the wives and kody should be thrown in jail. I don't think they should be...welll they chose this life and it shouldn't be illegal for them to be married...I don't want to live like this, but they all do. I just want to know what y'all think, so comment PLZZZZ!!!
First why are you guys bringing the duggars into this? They have nothing to do with this and you just assume they are delusional just because they believe in having more kids then you believe....can you say judgemental?? I think they are a fantastic family and at least they are raising intelligent and well behaved children. Most children now days whether there is 1 or 19 are not raised as well as these children are.
Now for the topic at hand. YOU watch this channel. If you don't like it don't watch it. I definitly do not agree with their practices at all! I think it is a shame, BUT they should have a freedom of religion. How can you say one religion can do this or that based on religion and then tell them they can't have extra wives, through the church not legally. I mean come on they are approving gay marrage and that has nothing to do with religion!
People need to stop being so judgemental. I think this is their point of the show. They understand you do not agree with what they do, they just want some respect and their religious right. They aren't married by law, only through the church, so why does it matter?
the duggars have more kids than the browns...wow they really are crazy!!!
Hey Bible Reader. Would you be ok with a woman having multiple husbands???
Whether I'm okay with it is irrelevant. The Bible seems to expect a wife to remain true to one husband until he dies. A widow can marry a second man at that point if she's young enough to want that. Or in Jewish culture the dead man's brother was expected to take the widow as his wife if his brother had no heir. (Interesting that this rule doesn't state "if the brother doesn't have a wife already".) The Bible shows women sleeping with another man as adultery, and that's true if a man sleeps with another man's wife as well. If a man sleeps with an unmarried woman, though, he's told to marry her / commit to care for her from that point forward. No mention of that being different if he already has a wife. Biologically speaking, even if you don't believe a word of the Bible, it seems much more likely that we are a species wired for polygyny than for polyandry.
@BibleReader – Even if we are going to entertain your comments with regards to the family, Kody doesn't "take care" of these women, they all work and take care of him and his kids. What does the Bible think about that?
He works to provide for the family (so do some of the wives, if they want to), they say he's great with the kids; he seems to be taking care of them very well. I don't see that he's neglecting his father and husband duties at all.
Up until recently, this family was on food stamps, and they still went on to breed more mouths to feed. Where is the logic in any of them??
First you pass judgement on him for not taking care of his family (present tense), and when that doesn't seem to stick you assert that he used to (past tense) not provide for them as well as he does today. That would seem to show that he and his family worked hard, improved their situation, and are better off now. How is that illogical or uncaring? I was poorer when I first got married and I worked my way up to a pretty nice job. That means I didn't love my kids and take care of my family when I was poor? Sorry, but no. It doesn't mean that at all.
I haven't had the stomach to watch the show, but the concept is slightly less egregious than the family with 80 kids that requires compulsory sterilization. Between both of these human train wrecks, I've become a big fan of China's one kid policy.
Hey im right there with you.We are going to slowly breed ourselves into extinction . People go dear hunting because thier environment can't support thier population . This is whats going to happen to us if we keep allowing ignorant people to have litters of children and diluting our gene pool with less than average religious fanatics. not that i dont have my own belifes but they are hurting no one but my if im wrong.
ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT THIS IS EEEEWWWWW GROSS !!!!!!
PLEASE TAKE THIS TRASH OFF THE SCREENS, I CANT IMAGINE BEING MARRIED TO A PERSON WITH SO MANY OTHER WIVES, THIS JUST MAKES MY SKIN CRAWL YUCK!!!!!!.
the wives are nice,but cody is a narsicist?? it is all about him he is expecting all the watchers to create support him. HE BROUGHT ALL THE PROBLEMS from UTAH on himself with all the problems with WARREN JEFFS and his group of polygs he shpuld be investigated UTAH is a great place how can you build 4 brand new homes for your families. Take it off the air
I am learning a lot from watching TLC> I love watching the Duggars. If you watch, you will see that they are self sufficient. They work hard and teach their children to have a good work ethic. As for the Sister Wives, I can't see the harm.... I was totally against polygamy when I started watching this show, now I am not so sure. They seem well adjusted, happy and self sufficient... What else matters.
God created 1 woman (Eve) for one man (Adam). Later men in the bible made the choice to marry more than one wife. God didn't condemn them, although I don't think that was His plan for them. However, man with man or woman with woman, according to th ebible is sin. An abomination in the sight of a holy God. As for Kody Brown and his family, they are not hurting anyone else. The appear to be happy and the children seem to be well adjusted. I say live and let live, because there are gray areas that I don't have answers for. Incidentally, I think the Duggars are an absolutely wonderful family. I love them!
i can understand wanting another child ,but there are other ways to do it i'm disappointed in mary cause she has let this man talk her into letting him sleep n birth all these kids with all these different women, at what point do mary wake up and smell fool what he has made u out to be
Annie have you been watching? Mary chose this lifestyle before she met Kody. She was raised that way. Kody didn't have to talk her into anything. It was a choice she made. I personally know Meri. She is very intelligent. Pay attention to ehat she's saying.
the worst part is these pervert Mormons bottle neck more of the gene pool with their over producing welfare receiving incest breeding offspring.I bet most of Utah is 2nd cousins and in a few generation will start to show defects.
So let me get this right. Everyone is giving them a hard time and talking about throwing this husband in jail but atleast the are a loving family and they make it work. What about all these unmarried men having numerous children with numerous women. Let's worry about putting them in jail before we pick on this family. Let them do what makes them happy.
Ummm...UNMARRED men are free to have kids with whoever they want. I think you've missed the point completely, he's breaking the law. Why doesn't he just make them all girlfriends and there would be no problem...
I agree with you Wife and Mother of 2, how many men are out ther that do not pay there child suport, and are leving a string of Wemen and children in ther wakes, and Wemen in that case. My father left my mother sister, and me with no help for 14 years, and what did this do to me I made bad choises in my first marage, and had a doughter that is now making bad choises in her marage, My point is when did we become the rite and them the wrong. And to the Brown Family I love waching you and love geting to know each of you every time I wach Good Luck!!!
After reading books like ESCAPE by Carolyn Jessop, I was prepared to be outraged by this family. But having watched the first few episodes I was pleasantly suprised at how intelligent, well-spoken and non-judgemental they were.
If you give it some serious thought, it would solve a lot of problems for modern day mom (as a working mom, I certainly could use a wife or two). And though they have chosen this life for religious reasons, they don't seem to be "my-way or the high-way" about it, They have make it very clear that thier children are free to make thier own choices.
As long as they are not marrying their underage daughters off to creepy old men, what do you really have left? A group of consenting adults, creating what appears to be a very loving family. It is probably closer to the kind of family most cultures have had up until the very recent past.
And whether you agree with it or not (and it seems as the episodes go on more cracks appear in the happiness facade) do we really want the government to come in and tell us how we can live? If he is leagally only married to one woman, and none of the others are being deceived and the children are not being mistreated or abused why shoudn't they be left alone?
I think we have to really look at the whole picture. First off this is nuts, being in love with 4 different is this really possible in what we call "the norm" of life. And woman, what in you makes you feel you have to accept this? Should you not have the pleasure of the love of one man? Think of these kids...yes, they always have someone around, but are they growing up in a "normal" life style with little affect on their lives as they mature? Then step back and define, "norm." To each his own. If I didn't want to watch it or disagreed with it, I would turn the channel. But still my mind keeps going back to the decendents of this "normal" family.
Questionable, I grew up in this type of family and I consider myself "normal." I chose not to continue living that way but it in no way has made me neurotic or unstable. I'm a taxpaying, contributing member of society. I had a great childhood with lots of brothers and sisters. We still get together and laugh and have a good time. Some of us chose not to live that way and others have. No matter to us, we still love and accept each other without reserve. All of us, without exception, contribute to our communities. Several of us are entrepeneurs and have increased our communities growth in that way. I have one father and three mothers. I don't suffer emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.
I think it is okay. How many marriages fail and the children are back and forth between parents.
They all live under the same roof. The children have more than 1 mother. The father is there and they all work together to support the family and make sure they are taken care of. The women have their own life to pursue a job or school. Someone is always watching the home-front. Beats a mother having to be away from home working and a dad not being in the picture only 2-3 days a week. We seem to overlook a priest molesting children but society scorns a man having more than 1 wife.
Ummm... these people can get divorces too... the kids still go from parent to parent. What's your point?
This show opened my eyes to the other side of polygamy where all participants are willing. Kudos to any man who loves and takes financial responsibility for the children he has created. It does not seem there is any crime here.
Thank you Jean. My father chose a polygamist lifestyle, even though it has been a challenge, and I absolutely adore him. I feel so sad when I read how people perceive Kody. I know Kody and he really is a genuine guy, a little goofy at times, but really very genuine.Kody, like my father, chose this lifestyle and jumped in with two feet. They are fully aware of the responsibilities, emotionally, spiritually, financially. I can tell you from having been around it my whole life, and still am, that Kody and his wives would not be able to fake that amount of love and happiness. That doesn't mean that there is no drama in their life, there is. But the happiness and love is there as well.
Although the thought of sharing a husband grosses me out (and I do find men who take more than one wife to be living a dillusion saying that it's for God rather than for their own p******), I go with live and let live. I'm going to take the self-absorbed road here and only worry about my own lifestyle. As long as they aren't hurting anyone or themselves, it's their life, gross as it is.
I don't understand the comments from people who keep saying "gross" in conjunction with "sharing a husband". If you have one or more children, you are sharing your husband with them. He loves all of you, probably kisses and hugs all of you. You don't find that "gross", do you? In fact, you also share him with his parents, possibly his siblings, his workplace . . . people have all kinds of relationships going on simultaneously, and they can give effort, affection, investment of themselves, in all of them. Why do we just start shouting "gross!" when a family has more than one mommy? We don't do it if a family has more than one child.
@BilbleReader : You obviously have no idea what the difference is between romantic love and the love for your children which you both share with them and each other. Maybe you are the one who needs help?
@Get Real: Ad hominem abuse towards me doesn't address the question. Romantic love wasn't even a meaningful term until the late 17th Century. What if all love is just love, without labels? Why categorize it?
I don't really care what this family does or how many wives he chooses, etc. My only observation while watching the episodes is that in each one all the wives end up crying. They are so torn at certain points in the shows. To me it seems as though they are miserable.
I've watched a few episodes of Sister Wives out of curiosity mostly. And while I certainly find plural marriage odd, I think that these people are adults, and have every right to live as they please. He is only legally married to one woman, who obviously agreed to a plural marriage.
Of course there are people that are concerned about the children, but everyday there are children born to men and women that aren't married and have several illegitimate children. At least in this case the father is present and supporting his children and not relying on the government.
I feel like its a lifestyle choice, and as long as no laws are broken, there is no need for the government to step in.
Hear, hear! If that's their choice, let them do it. The kids seem very well-behaved and well-cared-for. Seems to me like the government should be encouraging more people to take care of their offspring like this family does.
I find it absolutely appalling. Not what the Brown's are doing, but what is being said about them! People spouting off about it being perverted and wrong and disgusting...and that TLC is promoting "this" lifestyle. Just because it's not the lifestyle that you or I may choose to live in, doesn't mean that it's perverted.
Being gay is a "lifestyle", being straight is a "lifestyle"...hell, being single is a "lifestyle". And it's ok if TLC promotes only straight folks? That makes no sense! It's THE LEARNING CHANNEL – learning about other lives, other ways people live, what they do day to day.
I like the show. I think that the government should interfere with their relationship as much as I think it's ok for them to interfere and regulate gay relationships – I don't! The only thing that should be regulated in relationships by the government is underage children or any relationship where there are not consenting ADULTS involved.
Other than that, I don't get it. Nor do I care to. I may not understand it or think that polygamy is a great idea, but that certainly doesn't make the people who do bad.
It makes it THEIR choice. It's supposed to be a free country. I keep forgetting that the free part has regulations depending on each persons point of view. Meh.
I think it is weird how some churches claim polygamy is Bible-supported. i know Abraham and Issac had concubines and some other figures had multiple wives, but Adam and Eve set the standard for marriage, not them.
There is no biblical "standard" for marriage. Multiple family structures are shown, including polygyny, and not condmed nor mandated. When God is displeased by something (murder, stealing, false witness, adultery), He says so, clearly. He does not say that polygyny is wrong. Who says Adam had only one wife anyway? We know Eve was his first, but it doesn't say only.
Interesting stuff. The comments, I mean.
Some men can't keep one woman happy and satisfied and this man manages four? I'm betting the women get more from their relationships with the order women (friendship, support, compassion) than they do from the husband.
TLC is following their day to day lives?
Let's hope TLC shows us the collection of the welfare checks. Everyone needs to see that because we are paying for them.
Google "welfare polygamists" as a start in researching the topic. A far greater proportion of these families is on welfare because all but one wife is a "single mom" with lots of children to support. The man is fathering far more than he could financially support. We taxpayers pick up the rest of the tab.
If you had taken a moment to watch the show, even out of curiosity, you would have seen that they have one or two stay at home mom's, and the others work.
Hmmm.....oh my gosh! They aren't on welfare!
Bite your tongue Lisa! My father raised and supported many children from 3 wives. Never once did he go to the government for help! NOT ONCE!!! We were not wealthy but we had our needs met. My father worked very hard to support us but he knew what he was getting in to. Not all polygamists are on welfare!!!! Many that need it will not accept it for fear of condemnatiion. Your facts are skewed.
In the scheme of things, is it really any of our business how four consenting educated adults lead their lives?
Seriously, if they can financially support themselves and are not abusing their children, how does it affect society!
It should be noted that not all polygamous marriages are truly consentualy like ones sanctioned by the flds.
Research "polygamy & welfare". I believe you will find fewer than 50% of these families are financially supporting themselves. We, the taxpayers, are.
TLC U R DUMB!! Those women r idiots! If they want 2 live that way fine. Why expose Normal people 2 that crap. Just.like the Duggars and Kate. ENOUGH!!!!! I'm so tired of these people. I have stopped watching TLC all togther.
For all of human history until just a few hundred years ago (not that long ago) these people's family structure was normal. Strange that you only consider the new-fangled monogamy to be the 'norm'.
So you think TLC AND the women are dumb...because they don't live the way you consider normal?
Just because I am single by choice and want to raise a child without a man, am I dumb? Are gay couples dumb?
I like the show. Hell, I like the controversy because it reminds me how happy I am that I am open minded. That just because I don't share their beliefs, that they are human and deserve respect just as much as the next person.
There is a show called "Big Love' on HBO - a work of fiction.This is real life so it is still happening although it is against the law. Can I assume ther is never any dishes or laundry piling up with all these women in the house ???? not sure of the point I am trying to make,I guess to each his own ....
I love the show and I'm going to continue to watch it!
I'm comfused as to why people keep comparing this to gay marriage. Grow up seriously. The problem with this country is that everyone wants to dictate how everyone else lives, instead of worrying about what goes on in their own households. Unless these people are directly affecting, or harming your life, why do you care how they're living? These women are not being tied up and dragged into this situation so if this is how they want to live, more power to them. People need to stop judging others and worry about the real issues we have in this country.
If a person wants to live in the life of pologamy who are we to judge. Most people that are against it that say they are morally decent people are hypocrites. They are the ones out having affairs. I don't believe in god of any sort. I think it is a bull put together by people trying to control other people. If this family is ok with what they do then leave them alone.
Read the 19th wife. Contracts are about real choice, which no one can make when they are brainwashed!
Every monogamous marriage fits your description. Silly for people to make a commitment when they are starry-eyed and in love. No one is "brainwashed" just because they choose to enter a polygynous family, a monogamous family, a live-in relationship with a bad boyfriend, etc. They are just people making what they believe are the best choices for them.
The state of the economy today is going to force us all to become polygamists! Take a look at their house. Five incomes in one household? Hell yeah! I bet they don't have to live on Ramen noodles until payday. I'd like to find my husband a few more wives!
I think they are a great family. You can tell they have there ups and downs like everyone does. But you can also tell they love each other and all there children. He doesnt treat one no better than he does the other. Why judge what you dont understand?? They are just wanting to show people that there are other ways to live. You can have your opinion but why put them down for how they live before you look and judge yourself and your house hold. I think they are very lucky to have eachother and the children are lucky to have more than one person to support them in whatever they choose to do in life. Its better than being married and divorced more than once and putting your kids through so much stress and not caring about how it affects them. He must be doing something right to have them all happy with him for so many years. I say way to go. Your doing nothing wrong. and to TLC I love all the shows you put out its real life and Im glad your not to closed minded to share how life really is and the struggles and happiness that people face just because the believe different than what others say are normal.
No man should marry 4 women cody and his 4 wifes are sending them selfs straight to hell all 5 of them should spend life in prison with out parole it is illegal to marry more than 1 woman they make me sick and they made me vomit....
Moses went straight to hell? Jacob? Abraham? What in the world are you basing your opinions on? You clearly haven't read the Bible. Polygyny is quite normal in there.
also, MERI said Kody should court Robyn. no mid life crisis. yes, the wives go through jealousy-but because is courting. they've said they're ok with the marriage but the courting process is hard. plus, they agreed Robyn should have her own place for now to help ease her kids into the household at a steady pace.
bottom line is know as many facts as you can. otherwise you sound ignorant.
ok first off, all but I believe Janelle grew up in polygamist families-Kody, Meri, Christine & Robyn. Robyn was also married to a previous man who was from a polygamist family; they divorced because she wanted sister wives but he wouldn't court. So her ex knows what kind of lifestyle their children are entering.
next, THEY AREN'T MORMON. they aren'tt fundamentalists either. their children can go into a monogamious or polygamist marriage-completely up to them. also, their school is taught like a home school because public schools ask for your mom & dad's name as well as marital status/custody. it's easier to get taught with other polykids(as they're called) then risk being taken away.
alos, everyone but Christine works. they all CHOSE this lifestyle. Christine always wanted to be the third wife. Meri always wanted a big family like what they are. none were forced into the marriage. they discussed as a family(Kody, wives & kids) if it was ok to court then marry Robyn. this is their choice so before you pass judgement get all the facts
What bothers me the most aout this is Kody's arrogace and the reason that the first wife,Mary, was roped into agreeig to the situation. She said that she had always wanted a big family yet suffered from infertility,so she found another way to become a Mom to many. How would he feel if one of the wives felt that she wanted to bring in another man? I serously doubt that he would be so eager and/or readily agreeable. He is a two faced loser.
I agree if it is ok for him to have a few wives why not the wives have a few extra guys around when kody is not available while he is out getting another wife or dealing with 13 kids that way the wife will feel okay or have a shoulder to lean on. then kody can make an apointment
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I can honestly say I've only seen commercials but that's because I don't support what they're doing so I refuse tk watch it.
Although I may not agree with their life style and their "idea" of marriage. It seems to me that these ADULT women willingly married that man knowing exactly what he was. I would be a lot more outspoken about it, and have been, when 13 yr olds marry grown men.
But these women are old enough to make the conscious decision to marry him. No one made them. And even if he deceived them into thinking he was single they could have still walked away at the alter (or afterward cause any "marriage" but the first isn't recognized.)
As a fairly young (25) newlywed I can assure you that no matter how In love with my fiancé i was before we married if he said "oh by the way I have 1,2,3 other wives" I would have been gone before he finished the sentence. (no worries, I'm his one and only and have been since I was 19 and he 20. I'm very lucky that I've found my soulmate at such a young age)
anyway, the way I feel is that as long as their kids are happy and healthy, they have plenty of food and new clothes to start the school year... And most importantly if their parents are pushing a polygamist marriage onto them then there's really nothing we can do.
Unfortunately, he's a glorified cheater. But if his "wives" are too naive to see that then frankly... They're dumb.
Everyone has their own misguided views of religion, specifically the bible but unfortunately and fortunately freedom of religion allows it.
All we can do is be good people to friends AND STRANGERS, guide the youth to learn from our mistakes and hope that somehow to someone we've made a difference in this world.
So stop being mean to each other on this. It's silly.
(pardon any spelling/word errors I'm on my PDA and have no way to edit)
And for the record I am a DEEPLY religious person as is my husband. We have a mutual respect for god. But I do believe that God wants us to be good people rather than
critizing other peoples flaws and failures.
Want to be a good Christian? Help an old lady with her groceries. Hold the door for someone who is still 15 feet away. Say please and thank you. Donate your TIME to local schools and charities. Be present in your childrens lives. Say thank you for what you've been given. Because even if you're not rich, or perfect and you didn't get that job... You're still alive and that's a blessing.
Ok as I understand wife 4 came from a polygamyt marriage before this her and the kids were abused I believe is tlc kinda love wrong for airing this show maybe but who are we to judge what people do with their lives do what you want to do if it makes you happy the beatles said it best all we need is love
I, like all of you, have absolutely no right to judge these people.
HOWEVER.. has anyone paid any attention to the children? Are they developing properly? That is my only concern and it should be the only concern of others. The safety of these children are the only things we should be concerned with because they cannot advocate for themselves.
Look and Jon and Kate. Everyone had/has their own opinions on their relationship, but a lot of focus was placed on whether or not the environment was safe for the children. Let the adults be adults, but someone needs to advocate for the children.
I completely agree!!!!
I do not support this life style, but I have found it interesting to watch the show. I really feel Meri, wife #1, is a wonderful person. All the wives are and this seems to work for them. I do find it odd he has been with others for so long and to bring a younger lady in just seems like mid life crisis, but they seem to have a great system going. I think this show is better than 19 and Counting because her last child almost didnt make it and that should be a sign to stop because that is harming a child if the risk of premature birth is there. After having my 2nd child as a premie, I know the long term effects and I think the Duggars need to stop! I will watch Sister Wives season finale...we need to remember it is their relegion and politics need to stay out of it.
This is a free country. If you don't want to watch, the great thing is, you don't have to watch. If you think this is gross, the great thing is, you don't have to do it. If you don't want to be the 2nd, 3rd, 4th wife, the great thing is, you don't have to. What you do or don't do is up to you and the great thing is, you have your right to do and also the right not to do.
In the same sentence that you don't have to do what you don't want to do, others also don't have to do what you want to do.
They are not 10 years old. They are grown adults and were not forced into marriage. It isn't degrading to women, they are not his slaves and are not beaten.
I find this show a lot less offensive than many other shows such as: the family guy, the bachelor and bachelorette, jersey shore, desperate housewives, and many more. These people are adults and consent to this life style. Chill out. At least they aren't running around half naked, cursing, drinking, and sleeping with random people they don't know every night.
Exactly. Couldn't agree more. This family is full of role-models compared to most messed up families on television.
Kody is haven the time of his life at the expence of these poor women with low self esteem issues my problem is the kids what is this doing to the kids kody is a pimp plain an simple
The kids seem very mature, happy, they help out around the house, contribute their opinions to family decisions, etc. I'd say they are ten times more "normal" than the kids living with a single parent in a home broken by divorce, struggling with various behavioral issues, etc. Watching them, I kinda wish I had other mothers to talk to when I wasn't getting along with mine. They have more support options, so they seem to turn out better, not worse.
What surprised me is that I watched the previews for this show and I was immediately disgusted. I immediately judged these people. Then I watched the first episode and I find them to be really nice, happy, likable people...and I take back all my prejudices.
While I personally am 'against' cheating and would never stand for it....and while I would never be involved in a polygamous relationship nor stay with someone who had an affair, when it comes to this show, I realize 'hey, these are their choices...they all approve of it...that's what they want...they are happy...let them be'.
I am shocked at myself. And while it's foreign to me and not what I'd choose, they all seem genuinely happy. So I wish them the best.
I've watched this series from the beginning - like a train wreck, I can't help but stare.
Many people are saying they are consenting adults - let them do what they wish. That's great. Now what about the children? As the family grows, how do they get individual attention from parents? Do they ever form a deep bond with their father or any of the mothers? Aren't the four women basically revolving nannies?
All five adults talk frequently about "The Lifestyle." They never say "our religion tells us" or "our faith shows us." Is this all just a personal choice? (I really don't care one way or the other, I just think it's interesting that people think of this as a religious cult. It sure looks to me like these people just do it because the husband likes variety and the wives don't want to have to work too hard.)
It sounds like Janelle doesn't really care to be home much and chooses to work 60 hour weeks. Why did she have all those children?
If Meri is the only legal wife, then what happens if she decides to leave? Does she get to take half and walk off with her one child? What if Kody dies? Are there specific tools in place to take care of each wife accordingly? In such a case, does Meri get less than a 1/4 since she only has one child? Does Robin get more than Meri because she has more kids - even if they aren't Kody's?
The new wife, Robin - why on earth does she cry every other sentence? Is she mentally stable? Her disdain for the other wives is obvious in all of the interviews. Why does she get her own house? Do the other wives covet her having space all to herself?
What about Robin's autistic son? How is this fair to him? Will he be lost in the rush of 16 kids?
Why did Robin insist (in the last episode) that her youngest daughter start identifying the other wives as "Mommy" and Kody as "Daddy?" They are neither. What about her biological Daddy?
Meri's daughter seems to be under the impression that one can walk into the Naval Academy at Annapolis and become a doctor, yet she wants to drop out of public school and go to an unaccredited school for polygamist families. What sort of education are these children getting? Do they get individual homework help? Does anyone have time to read to the little ones every day?
Even with three adults working, how do they afford to drive new cars - at least two Lexus' that I've seen - and have new everything? Do the non-legal wives take advantage of public assistance?
And a snarky one to end with - if they are so well-off financially - why doesn't Kody go get some freakin' hair plugs or just go BALD already!?!?!?!?!?
Silly silly silly, everyone seems to be missing the point...if you are watching the show you are supporting the channel, regardless if you agree or disagree. I have seen previews for this program but have chosen not to watch it, my CHOICE, but TLC does have some programs that I enjoy...to say shame on TLC is absolutely ridiculous, don't watch it. Stuff happens around us every day that we don't approve of...it is what it is...turn off the tv and take a walk...read a story to your kid...do something to make YOUR LIFE BETTER.
ok, these people are NOT Mormon/ LDS. we do not support polygamy or anything else illegal. yes, members in the early church did have multiple wives, but that was after they were driven out of their homes and their husbands were either killed or their families disowned them. if anyone knows anything about history, they would know that women did not have rights and could not own land then. they would marry to protect and provide for the women who were not able to do so themselves. im sure there were some people who took advantage of this, what church doesnt have wayward members? im so upset by this show because every time anyone mentions polygamy its always "those dang mormons"...
Thank heavens, someone on here who knows that Mormons are NOT polygamists. Thank you!
Watched one episode and that was enough. Their lifestyle does not affect me. As I see it he has a legal wife and three mistresses all under the same roof. If they get along, more power to them. Much cheaper when it comes to household expenses. He only keeps one household instead of four. Eventually there will be issues, it's human nature. Not worth watching though.
I think that this is a free country, let them do what they want. Let God be their judge...if I judge them, God will judge me that same way. I'm a seventh-day adventist and alot of ppl think I'm in a cult. To all their own...
Joseph Smith was an early day cult leader. Prior to the angel visiting him, he looked into his hat (for a coin) to tell fortunes. He impregnated one of his followers. One might say that he got caught with his pants down!!! Then he had his revelation from God that he was suppose to have more wives, and for good measure so was his disciples. Fearing his wife, he wrote in the Morman Book of Principles that if Emma did the same she would be damned to hell (he wanted to control her and women to be controlled). It is amazing that even today, people following this form of religion without question.
You are ever so ignorant. I've never read such misguided crap in my life. You are not getting your facts from a valid source.
Linda you have no idea what you are talking about. Get your facts straight before you go and make a fool out of yourself.
hey guys................ im pretty sure that was a joke......... even if it wasnt it was funny lol.
Source: Morman "Book of Principles"
While I don't agree with the plural marriages. Who are we to tell them its wrong. If they are all happy and not hurting anyone who cares what life they lead. Why anyone would want to have 4 marriages going at the same time while most of us have to make the one we have work, is beyond me. But if that's what they want then more power to them.
They are not hurting anyone??? What about the children??? They don't have a choice in the matter!!! They are hurting someone....INNOCENT KIDS!!!!!!
Please explain specifically how these kids are being harmed. They are well educated, polite, help out around the house, responsible, respectful, well-dressed, well-fed, healthy, have a strong support structure (one mom is good at pulling teeth, another at soothing hurt feelings, etc.) They seem better off in every way than most kids in America today. I don't see why anyone has any reason to be upset for the children.
God is your judge in all things...not me. You all may think I'm selfish but i want my man for myself and his tender words for my ears only, his kiss for my lips only and I want his sperm for only me! no one else and I will give myself to him, only him. Its seems like that culture was based on a very male dominated and selfish premise. I cant see any religious meaning behind it other than these horney wolfs somehow convincing women that they should share one man and used IN Gods name to do it. tell me why doesn't it go both ways? Kory said himself it would be against God and nature for his wife to have another man, why? We all know why cause a guy would beat the crap out of another guy that's why. guys don,t share.
"and I want his sperm for only me!"
Wow, girl. You get right on to the point! Greedy. :P
Once upon a time this was call "pimping" and the charge was "White Slavery",different day and new cast of players
Once upon a time this was called a normal family structure and everyone could see how beneficial it was for the kids and parents. Why our modern culture has suddenly decided it's "wrong" is a mystery. Just another example of 21st century ignorance rejecting what worked great for millennia – breast feeding, natural medicines, disciplining children firmly, eating healthy foods, living actively to stay fit . . .
I don't know what's worse: bigamy? TLC for giving this a platform? Or the people who watch the show and help the Nielsen ratings?
I can't understand why people are complaining, have more than one wife means there is no love? How about having more than one kid, oh it's different isn't it, well tell me how. Degrading to women? Are you kidding me? You mean he rather have mistresses. The high rate of divorce in the US isn't due to lack of monogamy is it? People think government should put a hand of gay stuff because it's familly, here it's all fine to put a guy in jail because he gave 3 more women a family, that they seem to love by the way.
Come on people, you can alwAys switch to Jersey Shore, it displays a better image of our society.
Really? They are all willing participants in this marriage and of legal age. Who are we to judge their choices. Seems each wife is taken care of and they want to be there. The kids have someone there for them all the time and it works for them. I see nothing wrong with polygomy. Its perfectly acceptable in other cultures and as usual because its something Americans don't understand its bad. There is a lot of love there. Let them enjoy it.
I'm fine with this as long as that family is fine with gay marriage. No hypocrites allowed.
So if I find a group of Baal worshippers who sacrifice their children to the fire, this family has to do that too, or you brand them "hypocrites"? How silly. The God they follow has no problem with the family structure in which a man has more than one wife, but He's very clear about His extreme disapproval for men sharing unnatural relations with men, women with women, people with animals, etc. They aren't basing their actions on what you think, but on what God has said.
I find this show hilarious. I really don't care what these people do. He's found 4 women to cater to him so whatever. The funniest part is when he told Mari it was 'unnatural" for WOMEN to have more than one partner. Hypocrite. That's the problem, the MEN are in charge in these situations. Which, is the whole point of the idiot Joseph Smith 'hearing from God" yeah..if god was in his pants. heh
I'm a Christian and completely disagree with why they have multiple wives but who am I to judge. I have to say, I was really surprised to see the wives were very independent with jobs, cars and don't refer to their husband like some kind of master. I guess I always pictures the crazy polygamists that are always in the media for taking child brides. Again, I don't agree with it but if polygamy is going to exist then I would hope those who choose that lifestyle take this family as an example.
You all can eat me!!!
If you watch the first couple of episodes some of these woman grew up in this situation. Basically its all they know. He didn't grow up like that he converted. The woman know what they are getting into. Just leave them alone!
I can't be bothered to be all angry at this. They're adults and can do what they want, really. People have no sense or ethics nowadays, anyway. People just scr#w themselves and others into oblivion without a thought for the reprecussions; have 'unwanted' children (or kill them in the womb), STDs burn through like wildfire, get drugged out their minds and then have the nerve to wonder why they feel so empty. Most married people these days are no better than their wh0rish bachelor/bachelorette counterparts.
I'm more concerned if they believe that s#xist Mormon claptrap. Polygamy is but a manifestion of it. They treat women like dirt. I mean, seriously. How can a person really love and be devoted to you if they're hopping from bed to bed with other people? I guess I'm just a boring monogamist.
"Most married people these days are no better than their wh0rish bachelor/bachelorette counterparts."
Im sorry, are you married? cuz, i am and i can tell you that my husband and i have a wonderful relationship. even when i was younger i never did anything "whorish". not everyone has as perverted a mind as you do.
No, I'm not married. I don't see how that has any relevence.
Did I say 'all'? No. I said 'most' because I know what human nature is like. It may not be 'most', either. But it's substantial.
And how do I have a 'perverted mind' for pointing out reality? Is talking about real life 'perverted' now? Is it too much for your delicate eyes to read?
Stop taking everything as a personal slight.
I think freely consenting adults should be allowed to form any contracts (subject to some contactor rights and chacteristics) they wish, to be enforced at last resort by the state. Freedom and liberty mean just that. Marriage is such a contract. Allow polygamy. Allow gay marriage. Allow line marrige (a la Heinlein).
I'll go form a group suicide contract, than. Me and the rest of the gang were bullied.
Who cares what they do? consenting adults. apparently I care or I wouldn't have left a comment...
Disgusting & abysmal all of it, i abhore reality TV, it should be done away with!
Yes, I believe Kody said he would be sickened and the thought of her being with someone else would be vulgar. Is he kidding or just insane..........no, let me correct that..........the women are insane. Kody is "devoted" to Meri? I think not. He is so "devoted" to her that he would lie down with Three Other Women? How can she not feel that what HE is doing is VULGAR? Of course it is VULGAR ! Don't feel sorry for these women – they have chosen to "share" their husband and therefore have to deal with the jealousy. Did they ever wonder why the Lord just happened to share with Joseph Smith that men should take several wives and only the Mormans? LDS women, you are dilusional and decieved and most of all, have no self respect and respect for the husband and wife relationship. God made Adam and Eve..............not Adam and Eve and Loretta and Kim and Barbara Jean. Give Me A Break !
"LDS women, you are dilusional and decieved and most of all, have no self respect and respect for the husband and wife relationship"
Marty, YOU are dilusional. The LDS do not practice polygamy. They ceased the practice back in the late 1800's! As often happens when people disagree with the path their religion takes, they break away and form their own splinter groups. Thus these break-off religions and their various beliefs. Some HD on to polygamy. DON'T rant on LDS women who have nothing to do with polygamy. You must be one of those ignorant fools who believes that most everyone in Utah is a Mormon and a polygamist. Maybe you also think that everyone in New Jersey lives just like Snookie, et al. And let's not forget all the CSI's who solve all the problems in Vegas, and that everyone in Pennsylvania worships Punxatawny Phil. Because everything we see on TV & in the movies is real.
Marty, I have one wife and three children. Are you saying that they are insane to believe I'm devoted to all four of them? If I hug one kid and later hug another, am I showing disdain for the one I hugged first, or love to all of them?
I vote A......I wouldn't do it but who am I to tell someone that they can't! I say whatever floats your boat! Why does it matter? I saw a lot of people commenting on the kids but, are they abused? NO, are they emotionally a mess? NO! They all seem very smart and it is not like the parents are pushing the lifestyle on them. It is their choice.......so what is the big deal?
It seems to me that too many people find it is their business what other "adults" do in their lives. But out and let those who are happy in their relationships be happy. Why do people feel the need to ruin happiness for others? I say it is probably because their life isn't very happy, if they have a life at all! If 20 women want to "marry" and live with one man and call him their husband, and they aren't living on welfare, I ,(nor anyone else, for that matter), have no right to tell them that they are wrong, And to go after them to arrest them is such a waste of our tax dollars. How stupid is that. Arrest the big time drug dealers. After all, the drug dealers are the ones who are causing our society to crumble – leading many of our children down paths of destruction. Not the polygamists! Have you ever heard of a polygamist breaking into a home to steal, or even kill in order to support their needs? NO – it is drug addicts who have been swayed by the illusions of what drugs do. Kody and his wives seem really nice, and actually dedicated to each other. LEAVE THESE PEOPLE ALONE!
I feel that as long as the kids are not being abused what's the problem?she he have an affair?look at the divorce rates,broken families.
Just out of curiosity, without giving huge lengthy answers to defend your answers, (maybe just typing the letter for your selection would do) how many of you:
A. Think that polygamy/bigomy and gay marriage should both be illegal.
B. Think that both should be legalized.
C. Think that polygamy/bigomy should be legal by gay marriage should be illegal.
D. Think think gay marriage should be legal and polygomy/bigomy should be illegal.
I'm not trying to start debates, just trying to do a quick poll of the readers here.
I say that gays and polygamists should be allowed to marry. If it is something that makes them feel secure and happy, I don't think there should be a law prohibiting them from marrying. Marriage should not be "a law" – It should be a vow of love and devotion between whomever wishes to be together, provided they are consenting adults and as long as they are not harming anyone, why worry about what they are doing? I believe that people should be able to marry whomever they wish. Or live with whomever they wish. Their happiness has nothing to do with me. Nor mine with them! Live and let live! Focus on issues that warrant our deep seeded thought and act on those issues. Stand up for EQUALITY and TOLERANCE! If it has to be a legal thing,
Nothing more than insecure people brought up in an insecure lifestyle.
What remains is that this is a SCRIPTED program, and they are getting PAID to showcase their lifestyle.
This is hardly anything to get upset about... change the channel like I just did!
Seriously? why support the network if you are negative to the broadcasting?
I have never watched this show but i think it and most of the "reality" shows on tlc are just ways for television to make money. are any of them even real? it seems like anyone with a wierd lifestyle can get a show these days.
You ppl are funny want the laws to protect you from polygamy but say nothing about being invaded by illegal aliens.Get a life and keep your religious fundamentalism to yourselves!
I agree 100%! What happens when you've spent your whole lives preaching to others, only to die and find out you were wrong? There are a lot of religions in this world. What makes you so sure yours is the truth? Think about it.
how do these people make money. What do they do for a career?
He works in advertising and each of the wives have jobs...except for wife three i think. She's the one who stays at home doing house work and stuff.
He can deal with 4 mother in laws? I can't even deal with one! More power to him.
I will never watch this show. Shame on TLC! Hope FCC can reconsider to cancel this show due to breaking law. One man marrying to too many wives sounds like he owns them. As I am a woman, I will never marry to a man who has many wives. Shame on you!
the fcc can't cancel shows just because they are adverse. it violates our rights
I guess "Cops" would have to be canceled, then. Lots of people breaking the law on there. Why is any particular family structure "illegal", anyway? Why should the government care who you call "wife", unless someone is being abused?
They are simply showing us how they live, not asking us to convert for Christ sake... If you aren't open to watching and learning, then you shouldn't judge them, either. I may not agree with their decisions, but the decisions are theirs, not mine, or yours...
I agree with Elaine. Its like a car crash but you gotta look. I stayed up way too late last night watching it. I couldn't help myself. But I kept thinking what a joke and what stupid stupid women! If I was the father to the 4th ones kids I would yank her sorry you know what back to court quicker than she could think about and get custody of those kids! And I about puked when she was teaching those girls this is Mommy Meri and Mommy whoever and Daddy Kody. Sick sick sick!
Strange that your reaction is so violently harsh. For most of human history this family structure was the norm, and a very stable, beneficial environment for all involved. Why in just the past few hundred years have we decided to hate it so deeply?
Wow – how judgemental people are. I watched the show and was impressed by the love, respect and caring between not only Cody and his wives but among the women. The kids seemed well adjusted and happy. Isn't this what every marriage should strive for and if successful – who are we to judge?
What you see is called clever editing. I am surprised they showed the pain in the 1st wive's eyes when he was off to court the 4th!! Come on, get real. These people are not happy. Maybe you need to see if you can live with them for 6 months and see what your opinion of this "happy family" is then like. It truly is amazing how people just beleive what they want to believe and give no consideration to the emotional turmoil things like this creates down the road. Take a look around you. Do you think people are happy?
I agree with you. They are NOT breaking the law. He is only legally married to one of them, how is this breaking the law? IT IS NOT!!!
What about the father of the three children of the 4th( new wife). Where is he??? If I were him I would make sure that they are not exposed to this lifestyle. Get those three kids out of there...FAST!! By the way I think the Bible says marriage is between ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN. I think Kody just likes his cake and eats more than enough.
I wondered that too but they explained it. Robyn's ex husband was also polygamist however in their marriage, they did not have anyone else join the marriage.
If they are happy and not harming anyone then why not let them be? I watched this show with the idea that I was going to absolutely think it was nuts, but its not. Seeing things from their point of view was eye opening to me. I will never join the religion or the idea of polygamy but I no longer see it in such a negative light. It works for some people. They seem happy. Let them be happy.
Do all of you live perfect lawful lives? Doubt it! But for them to call themselves normal. Those poor kids are going to be so messed up in the head when they grow up. Are they siblings or cousins?
I personally just find it hard to imagine growing up in an environment where the idea of monogamy and commitment don't exist. i understand that a lot of people out there cheat but i feel like this would give young girls in such a community the lesson "You are not special enough to be the sole love of the man you love." Kinda sucks.
Bob, this is like saying you can't have more than one child, because each additional child will feel like there's not enough love and attention for them all. Nonsense. People are capable of loving many children; why not several wives?
There not real sisters . know what ur talking about before you speak. how idiotic!
Let them be happy...it doesn't affect mine or my children's lives so who cares
REALLY?? How selfish of you. No wonder we are in this mess. Turn the eye to badness..........we are repeating the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. You don't think so?? Do some research. And where are they now? Point made.
i agree with you. :) and JJ – do you watch the history channel? sodom and gamorrah were more then likely distroyed by meteors then god. and seriously? who cares. if theyre happy, leave them alone. and in response to someone elses comment (sorry, i forgot who) these women are not being degraded. they obviously chose this lifestyle, it wasnt forced onto them. other polygamist wives, sure, but these women knew what they were getting into.
my parents are pigalymists and thats why im so messed up and needy for attention i have 4 moms
Child of Polygamists, 4 moms, and you cant spell Polygamist correctly???
Portalpunk is right! PIGlygamy should be the correct term. Regardless of whether the sisters went along with this kind of marriage, the guy is a PIG. Adults have the right to do as they please as long as they are not hurting anyone. Whom are they hurting here? Themselves? The children? Still, the guy is the ultimate narcissist.
Personally, I believe that "19 (or 20) and counting" is by far the most disgusting, vulgar reality show TLC has ever brought to TV. Do they realize that the family alone (not counting grandchildren and great-grandchildren) will produce millions of tons of garbage in their lifetime? I sure hope that one of them discovers the cure for cancer. In that case, one out of 20 could be justified. The youngest one will be a special-needs child. How many more can this woman carry to term before the inconsiderate husband decides that birth control can be a good thing? Who's supporting the 22 people in that family? The neighbors? TLC? The taxpayers? The husband must be a multi-millionaire. I guess they'll keep going until TLC loses interest (30 and counting?), or until the wife dies. No. Wait! If the wife dies, the husband will have a new sequel: "I guess I miscounted."
Freak-show exploitation. TLC is a joke.
How is this any worse than gay marriage? You can't arbitrarily cry for equal rights while putting down other consenting adults and their marriage choices.
I watched " sister wives " the other night and i couldnt believe that when he was out with wife mary to dinner and she asked how he would feel if she was to be with another man . he had the nerve to say he would sickened ! how does he think his 1st wife feels and every other women in his life feels ! He is like its ok for ME BUT YOU CANT DO IT ! WHAT THE HECK !
That's what bothers me the most about this. The husband is so selfish and plays by 2 rules–one for the wives, and another for himself. He should be just as open to their taking on another husband as he is to taking on another wife.
I like Christine, but do not like Kody either. His response to Mary that he would be sickened if it were reversed, and she wanted another man sickened me. He is a selfish man who just wants everything his way. I honestly don't understand how these women can respect him. I see him as a very shallow man, who just wants to dip into as many "wells" as he can. I don't see where this has anything to do with religion, ...just men's desire to rut as often with as many women who will fall prey to their advances. I wonder if he really knows what love is! It is more lust than and greed than love and committment.
I do not agree with that type of lifestyle; however, I appreciate the show because it gave me insight on how that type of family functions and cleared up a few misconceptions I had about it. Although I watched it this season, I don't think I would watch it if it aired a second season.
We should leave him alone. If Flavor Flav can do it on VH1 then Kody can do it on the channel.
It's like a car crash, we can't help but look.
I find it interesting though, we had to get married by a judge so I could get health insurance. Me and my husband have no religion and no other reason to be married than for health insurance and making sure the kids have a consistent last name. Why is marriage at all in the realm of the government?
IMHO, the women are taking a major risk as he would have to support his kids but not them. Let's hear more from the ex-wives and ones who are victims of this system. You never seem to hear about that.
It totally is like a car crash you have to watch! I could never live the life but I'm intrigued by the show.... I like Christine, really dislike Kody.....
I think if all parties involved are fine with it then it's fine. We are asked to accept every other form of marriage then why not this one?
i think people should be allowed to live how they want as long as they dont hurt anyone or try to force their beleifs on anyone. live and let live
well their beliefs are not being forced unto others however the beliefs are being spread, their children will grow up to accept this life style and their children as well. this lifestyle in a sense makes women lesser since they are not given the ability the man is given of having multiple partners. i believe unless the women can marry other men as well this marriage system is morally wrong and should be discouraged.
I dont really see anything wrong with this life style. They are grown adults who choose to live together and support one another. They dont share a room or a bed !! They are not marrying children and they are not collecting welfare to support a family. I dont really see any difference between this a gay marriage this is a choice between adults. The goverment does not belong is all of our personal choices !!
i agree 100% – we will exept every other form of marriage why not this? It may not be for everyone (me- i have jealous issues as well ) but if these woman are happy sharing one man, and all the kids are happy with it as well- who em i to judge? Good Luck Kody.. I know that i wouldnt mind living in a house with three other woman who cook and clean and could take care of my kids.. whats the problem? If he is only really married to Mary- and is just married in the church to the others.. he didn't break any laws.. its not like he's forcing himself on these woman- these woman are truely happy (pun intended- since thats the new baby's name!) i like watching. Good Job TLC, thanks for giving us something different to watch, and for opening our eyes.
That's the PROBLEM!!! One's don't see anything wrong with it. Ask yourself this though, What does God think? It really doesn't matter what any of us think in the end, we are all accountable for our actions, beliefs, etc. No wonder this world is in such a mess, NO ONE CARES!!! Start caring people, and do something to make a change. Quit being afraid to live a life that is good, moral and just!
I TOTALLY AGREE!
well said Jacqui
In the Bible your not suppose to judge no one!!! If it's wrong that's for God to Judge. Leave them along , their just one big happy Family. I wish my family was that close. Only time most family's gets together is when there is a death. Kody is only married to one by Law, The others are more like live in girlfriends. What's the big deal their not hurting no one. If you don't want to watch Turn The Channel That is your choice!!!!!!!!
This is absolutely appauling. How can a network show this type of program? It is terribly degrading for these women.
DONT WATCH IT THEN !!!!!
DONT LIKE SOUTH PARK?? DONT WATCH IT.
seriously. People want to complain. They are NOT hurting anyone. They said, "THIS IS NOT FOR EVERYONE"
these people are ALOT less offensive than kardashian crap , jersylickus and all the other crap thats on that I choose NOT to watch. I like these people and the women have jobs too. they can leave anytime they want. leave them alone.
Meri, Janelle and Christine know who "their husband" ls sleeping with, unlike so many women out their who are the last to find out their husband has been cheating, all the while believing that they have a perfect marriage! These three women love each other like sisters, and are welcoming Robyn into their lives because they want to. In the Christian Bible, men married sisters and it was ok – what has really changed? Oh, people feel they should judge, OH, we aren't supposed to judge anyone else (that is in the Bible, too! Read the Bible in it's entirety, not just the parts that back up what you believe. Seriously!
"In the Christian Bible, men married sisters and it was ok – what has really changed?"
Not everything everyone did in the Bible was viewed as wonderful by God.
People have always enjoyed going to the freak shows when the circus came to town. We don't have too much of that anymore, so TLC (The Freak Show Channel, et al.) are filling a gap. There must be an audience because they ain't putting that stuff on just for laughs.
There's nothing "degrading" about being in a stable marriage with healthy, well-adjusted children. They are nice people in a great family. Not "freaks". Only those commenters making harsh, judgmental statements out of hate or ignorance would say that. Sad.
He should be charged. Otherwise, our laws don't mean anything anymore. Now people are parading their perverted behaviors in public and on television. Shame on TLC for even broadcasting this show!
All Mormon "fundamentalists" base their polygamy on a command given to Joseph Smith Jr by none other than Christ himself according to Smith, the Founder of the Mormon aka LDS church and is still current cannon on the mainstream Mormon/LDS.org church, Doctrine & Covenants 132. The command amongst other things, suppose to be everlasting,, the requirement for salvation and entry into heaven. "Jesus" told Smith's reluctant wife Emma, that she'll be destroyed and damned should she not agree. , but you can read it for yourself on the LDS website. Joseph Smith had 33 proven wives, including 14-year olds, mothers and daughters, sisters and 11 women already married to other men and told to stay with them. Brigham Young inherited some of them. Google "wives of Joseph Smith" (and Brigham Young). So you see, it's not so much consent but religious coercion. For more info on the various polyg groups, including the Brown's, (AUB) check out http://www.rickross.com. One of the wives had collected foodstamps. Kody had previously filed for bankruptcy, one of his wives had worked with the AG of Utah, an LDS, so we see.
Why is someone who is dedicated to more than one person considered "perverted"? I think these people love each other, otherwise they wouldn't still be together after 20, 17 and 16 years! Most monogamous relationships end in divorce! Live your life and let the Brown's live theirs. If their lifestyle offends you, don't watch the show! It is really easy. Watch something that brings you joy!
You should know the difference between LDS Mormons and fundamentalists. Do not confuse the two.
Charged for what??? what 'crime' did he commit?? Did he 'force' these women to marry? Did he marry a minor??? Just because you dont like the idea doesnt make it a crime
OMG, where do I begin?! First I do not think what they're doing is morally right, HOWEVER, T.V. is almost overtaken by gay people who I dont believe is morally right either. Foul mouthed people, where they have to bleep everyother word. Why is this so called "wrong" worthy of jail time??? There are laws all over this country against foul language in public, or indecent exposure, like boys with their pants almost off, what if girls did that? If you want to see indecent girls watch something like Minute to Win It! The camera men are having a hay day and obviously the girls have to be willing to display it all to be on that show and many like it. This Brown family would have to be on a waiting list to get to jail.
I find it shocking & completely appauling that TLC and any media outlet for that matter woudl glamourize this "goof ball" and his life style. I completely support gay marriage but this is just crap! You know like Little People, Bog Flashlight and 18,000,000 and counting. Was is this network; a freaking 3 ring circus????????????
go watch your trailor park boys and shut up!
press your finger on the remote and turn -oh wait, then you can complain!
I find it ironic that you support the rights on one subset of individuals but not the another subset. How hypocritical and wrong of you. Just because you 'dont like' the idea of polygamy doesnt mean you shouldnt stand up for their freedom. This is an attack of their religious rights...In Deuteronomy 21:15 "If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons...."In Exodus 21:10, a man can marry an infinite amount of women without any limits to how many he can marry ..STAND UP FOR PEOPLES RIGHTS regardless if you agree or not, if you LIKE or not, or despite of 'popular opinion'.
This is weird.
This family is NOT a legal marriage. It's called shacking up and the jealousy issues would be enough to NOT consider going into a situation like that. Wife #1 should have not agreed to "Kody's" little brothel.
I'm just as disgusted that TLC promotes the delusional Duggar family with their 19 children (and counting). TLC should stand for "The Lunacy Channel".
Kody and 1st wife Meri filed for bankruptcy in 2005 @ Cheyenne, WY and can afford a Lexus and 4 wives nowadays. Interesting!
I am appaud that TLC a family channel would promote such illegal practices. They are being investgated but TLC has a show about them. I guess money is more important then morals. This is why I don't watch TLC anymore. Between John and Kate's issues exploited all over TV and then this the oens that get hurt out of all of it is the children not the money hungry people promoting this type of rediculous nonsense. MORALS where are they?
They are breaking the LAW. and are criminals, enough said, put them in jail and take the kids away. Thats what happens to people who break the law they take the kids away.
So if something happens to the kids emotionally can they in latter years sue the state for not stepping in.
Maybe a plan for them???? If I was a lawyer i WOULD JUMP IN sue for millions the station and the state,
If you don't like it, then don't watch. If you choose to watch, then, accept that people live different lifestyles. If they prosecute them, then they should prosecute ALL that are guilty of breaking the law. As a matter of fact, prosecute anyone who commits any kind of a crime according to the "law".....of course, since we are all imperfect, we would all end up in jail for not following the law to the letter....wouldn't we??? You can't have it both ways people – it's all or nothing! Utah spokesperson openly admitted on the Today Show that they do not prosecute all who are breaking the law in Utah – WHY NOT???? Now Utah gets to play favorites and pick & choose who to investigate? Yes, they broke the law, but they are not the only polygamist family in the U.S. and certainly will not be the last. Perhaps the law needs re-written to recognize the religious belief component of this situation. Are they really hurting anyone? Kudos to the Brown's for being brave enough to share their story!
If one doesn't agree or understand their lifestyle then simply turn the channel! I watched the show or marathon last night and found a very loving family. I have been married to one man for 26 yrs, and honestly before this show never understood the lifestyle of say the Mormons. I saw a very dedicated, loving family. With all the reality shows that are trashy such as the Bad girls club, Jersheyshore, just naming a few.....I have no problems with this show sharing their story/lifestyle. I myself don't think I could ever share my husband, but hey if it works for them then I think its great. I do however wonder how Kody would feel if one of his wifes also married another man......
Let's see – 1 husband, 4 wives, 13 children – Since Kody is legally married to only one wife with one child, are the rest on welfare? Nice cars, nice house, but how can they afford it? I think a couple of the wives work, but I'll bet they don't make enough to support the life style.
I guess it is weird to many. I am in a polygamous relationship, with a "husband" and 2 (soon to be 3) sister "wives (none of us are legally married). Check out my blog site: http://www.polygrrl.com . We are happy. I know it is hard for some to understand. I also have wanted for people to know more about us and begin to see that this is not about abusing women (although I am not at all into the 14 year old bride thing). This is a happy lifestyle choice, we are all attractive people who could easily be in a monogamous relationship if we wanted to be. You can leave comments on my site if you like to let me know what you think.
I have read everyones comments and i think most of you need to mind your own damn buisness. If you really watch their story then you see more than just some man living a life that most of you find wrong but living a life full of love and thats more than i can say for most families! I dont think they are breaking any kind of law that hurts anyone. You people who dont like it then dont watch it! Besides the laws they make are so F***ed up that half of them should be removed! I like this family and think they are goor people. If the law doesnt like it they can go F*** themselves!
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