I'm not one to judge others for their beliefs or lifestyles; I'm an agnostic married to an atheist with a biological father who's a pastor recently broken away from the Assembly of God, a New Age mother, and an adopted father who's a mainstream protestant. I respect religious freedom. I respect freedom of belief.
What I don't respect is abuse of various government agencies and taking advantage of women who have been too downtrodden to know they deserve to be the sole love and be given the exclusive attention of one man, one family, one marriage. You might cite your "religious beliefs" as much as you want; Al Queda have cited "religious beliefs" in the name of terror against our beloved United States of America. I must respect that you have been raised to believe you are worthy of the affection and full attention of multiple wives; I cannot respect that the women who have fallen into your little harem fall into tears in every episode--either out of jealousy over their "sister wives," a feeling of abandonment, or an undue sense of inadequacy when compared to the others.
I'm sorry, but you make me sick, Kody. What makes you think you are all that, deserving of multiple wives, when those poor women have to share your affection? What about them? What about the lonely nights each of those women must suffer, knowing you are sharing a bed with another, knowing you respect them so little as to believe they are not worth your sole attention? I cite the recent article, 'Sister Wives' Kody Brown 'None of My Wifes Can Satisfy My Needs'. Despicable. Who the hell do you think you are? I couldn't imagine sharing my husband with other women. I couldn't imagine the heartache of knowing I alone wasn't good enough for him. I wish your wives would see reason to find "brother husbands" to join your ranks, just so that they might get the attention they each deserve.
Next on topic is the necessary question: how do you all survive? Do you "bleed the beast?" Yes, I've had a Mormon family member (who left the Church to become an atheist after becoming disillusioned with the Church's many ridiculous dogmas) and she learned all the ins and outs of your particular sect. I know what that's all about. For those who do not know what this term means: "Bleeding the beast" is a polygamist Mormon term for having one "officially" married wife and having several other unofficial "spiritual" wives, all of whom are living off of welfare. They pool their money, each wife offering her welfare money for the sake of the "family," rationalizing that the government is evil (i.e. the "beast") and deserves to be "bled." Tell me, Kody, do any of your wives "bleed the beast?"
What it all comes down to, regardless of whatever you do to validate the indirect abuse your "wives" suffer or whatever you do to make money, is that you deny these women what they deserve. They deserve to feel unconditionally loved--not against any other woman, but for who they are and what they have to offer you. Moreover, each of these women deserves to know what it means to be loved alone--not in competition with any other woman--just you and her. You are a pig. You are sick. Your "wives" deserve so much more, but unfortunately, they will never grow the self esteem needed to break away from you while you're still under their thumb. May God--if there is a God--have mercy on your pathetic soul.
Watch Sister Wives on TLC on Sunday nights ... and please do join the fray.