“I just hope they don’t put me in jail for loving four women.”
—Kody Brown of “Sister Wives” on the fact that the Utah County Attorney is currently deciding whether to press felony bigamy charges against him. A conviction could mean five years in jail, and this would be the first polygamy case in Utah in almost a decade. [People]
Yet, his wives are oddly calm about the situation. Keep reading »
So, I think we can all agree that, aside from the fact that the Browns are being investigated for bigamy
, TLC’s “Sister Wives
” is a tad too snoozy for our taste. That said, the topics in it are still pretty fascinating—so I’m all about watching clips from the show. Like this one, that will be airing in Sunday night’s episode. In it, Kody’s third wife, Christine, says, “Kody sealed the engagement [with fourth wife Robyn] with a kiss and I freaked. We didn’t kiss until over the altar because I didn’t feel right about kissing a married man.” Hearing this, Christine gets verklempt and starts crying.
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Last night, I had dinner over at my mom’s apartment with my brother and his girlfriend and we got to talking about reconsidering the legality (or illegality) of plural marriage, i.e. polygamy. Putting aside personal feelings on the idea of polygamy, what we ended up concluding was that the government shouldn’t consider marriage a religious institution at all, as it violates the notion of separation between church and state, and that marriage, if anything, needs to remain a legal union between two individuals — no more — so that the monetary benefits don’t reward those who marry multiple people for so-called religious reasons or otherwise.
So why am I blathering on about plural marriage anyway? Because last night was the series premiere of “Sister Wives,” the reality show about a man and his three (soon to be four!) wives and their flock of children living in Utah. And, for the most part, it was boring. Keep reading »
On Tuesday, Lynn France went on the “Today Show” to share what she calls the shock of her life. Lynn, a wife and mother of two, says that while checking Facebook
, she came across photos of her husband … marrying another woman at Disney World. Lynn claims that she and John had a great marriage, but that she began to suspect he was cheating on her. She actually caught him with another woman, but he went back to her. Soon after, he left again—this time with the kids. Which is when Lynn saw the photos of him walking down the aisle with the same other woman as before. He’d posted the photos on Facebook himself.
Everyone was ready to dub John France the Worst Man Ever. Only, Lynn’s story might not be true. Keep reading »
There must really be a man shortage in Utah because some women have resorted to dire measures to find husbands. Take, for instance, sisters Katie and Priscilla Churcher, who are both married to Travis. All three were raised as Fundamentalist Mormons, a splinter group of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that practices polygamy. Katie was married to Travis first, but after a few years, he began to woo Priscilla, who eventually fell in love with him. Although polygamy is illegal, the three spouses share a home, with each of the wives having their own room that Travis alternates between. And there’s no sibling rivalry! The sisters say their marriage is perfect for their personal lives because it gives each of them more time with friends and they always have a babysitter. [Lemondrop] Keep reading »