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'Sister Wives' -- Backlash in Polygamy Community

10/7/2010 6:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kody Brown, his three wives, fiancée and 13 kids have created a house divided in his fundamentalist Mormon church.

Sister Wives

We're told before Brown decided to do "Sister Wives," he went to his Utah church for its blessing, but the main man -- called the "community leader" -- would not give Kody the thumbs up, because the law squarely outlaws bigamy and the church didn't want the heat. The community leader told Kody to make the decision himself ... and Kody chose to be a TV star. 

As for members of the church, we're told they're all down with polygamy but split on one of its families flaunting their lifestyle on TV.  Some church members feel it's too risky -- the old waving-the-red-flag-in front-of-the-bull thing. 

But despite the split, Kody and crew are still welcome at their house of worship.


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ZAPP Branigan    


1414 days ago

Leigh Ann    

Aside from the fact these people are fame whores that don't care about providing an optimum upbringing for their children I hope the government will review their finances. I'd like to know if they are "Bleeding the Beast" as many or all of the polygamists feel so free to do.

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A moron said "The polygamists are adulterers and criminals, nothing more" Pot meet Kettle.
LOL. That's what's so great about "continuing revelation" You get to revise the bad rules- and then conveniently forget your own sordid past. Speaking as a black person....

1414 days ago


Maybe someone should teach them about healthy living. They all look like they could do with good diets and exercise! Hey Harvey, you should get them onboard for your TMZ fit club LOL.

1414 days ago

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Rrrrreally?!? They have a problem with bigamy & filming this crap on tv, but polygamy with kids of different parents is okayyyyyyyyy?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? To quote Dennis Leary: These people give each other new heads for Christmas.

1414 days ago

There's a problem here    

I'm so tired of those Mormon commercials. What's up with those. My name is Kody Brown and I'm a Mormon. Not gonna see that one. Fo sho'

1414 days ago

There's a problem here    

Patricia hon, you are either seriously hitting the sauce tonight, you have a third grade education, or English is your tertiary language. Google a dictionary and put it on your desktop babe.

1414 days ago


The man Joseph Smith that brought together LDS church had 33 wifes. I just dont understand why people would follow this leader that was into to sin himself. I am a Christian and of course dont believe in the morman religion and to the people that do well I quess someday you will know the truth. If this wasnt a sin then why did the morman church stop it. Why cant these people live thE way Joseph Smith did. I would think with a man with this high calling would live without sin

1414 days ago


Mormon$/Morons have given a bad rap. They are a cult plain and simple.
From WikiPedia: Signs of a cult.
They receive unconditional love, acceptance, and attention from a charismatic leader or group;
They get a new identity based on the group;
They are subject to entrapment (isolation from friends, relatives and the mainstream culture) and their access to information is severely controlled.

This brings women back to the dark ages. The children are happy on camera. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors. Lost in the crowd, not cared for properly. Believe me I know people like this. It never ends well.

The 'Father' looks insane, and is clearly a fame whore/sex addict.

This will all end in tears.

1414 days ago


I don't think anyone on here was saying anything negative against gay marriage (they may or may not feel that way) only pointing out that legalizing gay marriage opens up a path for legalizing polygamy or even group marriages.

Side note...........has anyone ever notices its okay to be a hater as long as is popular with the larger population. Like you better not be hating on gays or you'll be accused of driving someone to suicide but if your fat you're fair game. It all just depends on what's in and out at the moment. So hating your fellow man is A OKAY as long as everyone agrees that its okay.

1414 days ago

ms sandy    

I watched sister wives once and that was enough for me. How much more trash can these net works come up with to boost ratings.This show is horrible and I have forbidden my kids to watch it. What a bunch of nonsense.

1414 days ago


The saying.."waving a red flag in front of a bull" is nonsense.

Bulls are color blind.

1414 days ago


"the fundalmentalist Mormon church" is incorrect, fundalmentalist should be used as a noun not a verb. The "mormons" who practice polygamy are not members of the LDS church, they are members of the FLDS church. The comment above about the guy who lived in SLC and thinks he knows what mormons believe or do is incorrect. We do not believe in polygamy.

1414 days ago


This show is so wrong. But I can't stop watching them.

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TMZ has inaccurately reported that these people are Mormons. They are not. Polygamy has not been practiced for more than 100 years in the LDS faith. Inaccuracy in this way only leads to ignorance, much like the untruths that BJL411 blathered on about.

To BJL411- You are completely ignorant of what the LDS faith is all about. A classic example of ignorance and lies. Everything you said is untrue. The LDS church is a leader in Humanitarian efforts worldwide, and does more good than many people even know. They go about their Christian duties without drawing attention to their efforts, because it is good and right. Its too bad that you are such a miserable person, that you would spread such hate.

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