Rick Santorum didn’t exactly win over a group of college students in New Hampshire yesterday. And that’s putting it lightly. The Republican presidential candidate was booed at the 2012 College Convention in Concord over his rather conservative views on same-sex marriage–especially when he compared gay marriage to polygamy. More
Check out this post from Susan Ray Schmidt on Lemondrop.
I was watching “Sister Wives” on TV. I placed the apple I’d been munching on the lamp table and leaned forward in my chair, thoughtfully staring at my flat-screen. The blue eyes of the woman looking into the camera appeared honest and sincere. Her voice was friendly and steady as she explained to her TV show audience that she, Janelle, was wife number two in her polygamous family.
Her husband, Kody, and her sister-wives, Meri and Christine, all lived together in one huge home right in Salt Lake City. Their 12 children ate and romped together. The women valued one another and wouldn’t know what to do without the amazing bond that knit them all together as a family unit. They shared various family tasks, and their caring and support of each other was inspirational… More
Here’s what I’ve learned about a big religious family that practices polygamy and gets their own reality TV show: They’re no different from any other sad, desperate, fame-starved, money-hungry family (Gosselin, Kardashian, Bonaduce, Osbourne, Hamlin/Rinna) that sells out what limited morals and principles they have in order to parade their banal lives on TV. Okay, there is one difference. The religious polygamists (in this case, the Browns of TLC’s Sister Wives) imply that their reasons for signing a reality TV contract involve family, love, togetherness, children, unity, yak yak yak, and how critical it is for them to show the world the beautiful truth about how they live in harmony in their “closed” polygamous society. Oh, and the cash from TLC doesn’t hurt, either.
Adult members of Sister Wives? Here’s why I’m coming to your giant house(s) to make a citizen’s arrest: Not because you’re polygamists. (You’re already under investigation for that.) My beef with you is that you have way too many damn kids. More