Stars of reality TV show "Sister Wive...

Stars of reality TV show "Sister Wives" being investigated for bigamy

There are 20 comments on the Fox13Now story from Sep 28, 2010, titled Stars of reality TV show "Sister Wives" being investigated for bigamy. In it, Fox13Now reports that:

Police are now investigating a Lehi man and his three wives of bigamy, which is a third degree felony.

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Xzavier

Woods Cross, UT

#1 Sep 28, 2010
I thought that this might happen after i watched the show. i don't condone it, but i don't see what or who they are harming by doing this. it's not liek they are radicals like the warren jeffs people or anything like that. all i have to say is if they are going to go after them then they better go after everyone in the school they talked about them taking thier kids to. i just find it hard that the state didn;t knwo about this or the school or anything like that. weird.
Anderson

Tremonton, UT

#2 Sep 28, 2010
The only reason they are bothering these people is because they went on national tv talking about it. Polygamy goes on all over in this state. Anyone remember the Kingstons. Well they are still there and still living the way they want and getting away with it. At least these people dont live on compounds and keep their kids hostage. As long as these people take care of their own families what is wrong with them living their lives the way they want. Remember freedom of religion. I think that we should be spending our tax money on something that really matters. We hear all the time that we have shortages in funding for all kinds of things like education. We have to cut programs in education because there is not enough money but we can spend money to investigate (and we all know they will be prosecuted) these people because they live the way they want to. Bottom line they are not hurting anyone leave them alone. do not waste the tax payers money on something so lame!!!!
Marilyn

Ogden, UT

#3 Sep 28, 2010
I want to know how this family supports itself. How does the family afford its home, feeds, clothes, and educates all the children? Who pays the medical bills? I'm afraid the taxpayers provide a large share of it. I think it's fine for them to live whatever life style they wish as long as they don't burden the rest of us with their upkeep, and no crimes against women and children and the rest of us are being committed.
Josh Parker

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 Sep 28, 2010
We as a society don't need to spend money trying to investigate these bogus crimes. Its legal for two men to marry, why would we even think this is an issue. Live and let live, go chase actual criminals whom are stealing, robbing, and killing.
Patrick

West Jordan, UT

#5 Sep 28, 2010
Like the first post if you are going to go after this guy you better go after the rest of the Polygamist Families in the State of Utah. From what I understand we have many Polygamist families.

This makes me sick. The LDS allows this but they go ahead and take rights away from gays to marry. What is sad is that the LDS bought Prop 8 with 20 million dollars of their members money..
Janadele

Wollongong, Australia

#6 Sep 29, 2010
A man having more than one consenting female partner has nothing whatsoever to do with, or in common with, the abominable sin of practicing homosexuality.
sunshynmel

Frankfort, KY

#7 Sep 29, 2010
I have found this series and the fact that they are being investigated extremely interesting. I am a very open minded person and believe that how people live should be their own business.

In my researching and reading on this topic I found an interesting irony in the Utah laws. If a man is deceitful and has two wives who don't know about each other it is only misdemeanor bigamy. But if consenting adults put themselves forth as living a plural marriage then it is a felony. What is wrong with this picture. The crime that does more hurt and harm is actually a lesser offense? Of course if the man was just going around cheating on his wife with a bunch of "girlfriends" and being "baby daddy" then it is not a crime at all.

If people would worry about themselves and what they are doing to live the best life they could, and quit butting in everyone else's business, the world really would be a better place.
Scott

United States

#8 Sep 29, 2010
I beleive that they should live the way they beleive
they should. Why do you care as long as they can support them good for them. As long as the other wives dont care why should anyone. Maybe the tax money has better perposes. Education would be good. I think whats the problem maybe for some men it takes 4 women to keep him straight on target. At least hes not one on the johns picking up the hookers or better yet hes not one of the men out there the beleive that its ok to bother women on the street even when the women tell them to go away.
Maewest

Chicago, IL

#9 Sep 29, 2010
Janadele wrote:
A man having more than one consenting female partner has nothing whatsoever to do with, or in common with, the abominable sin of practicing homosexuality.
Get over yourself.
Maewest

Chicago, IL

#10 Sep 29, 2010
What a bunch of hypocrites. The law and the mighty LDS Church seem to be willing to look the other way over the Lehi situation but they spend countless dollars trying to convince the entire world that gay men and women can't have the same freedom.
cool

Warner Robins, GA

#11 Sep 29, 2010
If they didn't want to be investigated then they should have left things the way they were all these years.N o they go on national TV and" HEY LOOK AT ME IM BREAKING THE LAW BUT HAHAHA" polygamist are breaking the law but most all do not announce it on TV and think nothings going to be done.I wonder if whatever how much money TLC has paid them is worth it.I don't believe in letting a man bring in women into my house and tell the children this my 3rd wife 8Th wife what does that teach them. how did TLC find them .Its the same thing if I call up TLC say something does not matter just that I'm breaking the law hey come film me put it on TV IM not going to jail for it YEA RIGHT
catmandu

Sandy, UT

#12 Sep 29, 2010
Bible based polygamy is never a good idea. If you don't believe it, read the bible.

They need to obey U.S. law or move to a theocratic country that endorses biblical law.
Concerned

Hickory, NC

#13 Oct 2, 2010
"They need to obey U.S. law or move to a theocratic country that endorses biblical law."

You don't get it, do you, catmandu? The laws against polygamy are religious laws, and the USA is a theocratic country that endorses biblical law. As Sen. DeMint has pointed out, marriage is a religious institution that we codified into law to protect it. But what is being protected? Only the narrow view of marriage held by most Americans. We're as bad as the Middle Eastern countries, imposing the majority view on minorities and creating a state religion in spite of the First Amendment.
Carla

Tyler, TX

#15 Oct 18, 2010
In all honesty, I really don't see a problem with their lifestyle choice. It was a very clear practice by many men in the Bible, and God hasn't changed, WE have. God allows men to have more than one wife, and that practice is still alive in other countries today. I don't think it's right to prosecute or condemn someone for their faith and the practices therein. they clearly take care of their family. they have a good home, the children are well cared for, no one is being abused, so, what really is the problem there? distaste for their choices? not our business, AT ALL. there are far worse things to worry about in life than a man and women living a polygamist lifestyle, and truly, since it is a part of america's culture, and yes, it most definitely is in that neck of the woods, it should be decriminilized. I mean my Lord, Nevada legalized PROSTITUTION, and these people are living healthy, clean lives. the things that make you go hmmm.
Grace Mitchell

Punxsutawney, PA

#16 Oct 18, 2010
THE LORD DID NOT WANT US TO MARRY MORE THEN ONE AT A TIME WITHOUT A DIVORCE. YES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THEY DID MARRY MORE THEN ONCE, BUT JESUS CAME ALONG AND CHANGED THAT. THIS MAN NEEDS TO BE CHARGED WITH WHAT HE IS DOING AND THESE WOMEN NEED TO BE CHARGED WITH SOMETHING TOO, AND THOSE CHILDREN NEED HELP AND TAKEN AWAY FROM THAT SITUATION AND TAUGHT THIS IS WRONG. AND HOW COULD THEY RAISE ALL THOSE KIDS AND SAY THEY HAVE IT HARD, WHEN THEY HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND LEXUS, VEHICLES THAT DONALD TRUMP CAN ONLY AFFORD. GET REAL. SOMEONE NEEDS TO STEP IN THERE AND FIX WHAT IS BROKEN AND GET HELP IN THERE. THAT IS NOT LOVE, HOW CAN THAT MERI LET HER HUSBAND OF TWENTY YEARS GO TO BED WITH THOSE OTHER WOMEN AND HAVE BABIES WITH HIM, AND ON THAT WEDDING SHOW SAY TO HIM, "I WISH THIS WAS MY NIGHT." AND HE SAYS TO HER, "I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH WHEN HE JUST MARRIED ANOTHER WOMAN." IF THAT IS NOT SICK, WHAT IS? SOMEONE PLEASE PRAY THIS MESS IS FIX BEFORE ANYMORE BABIES IS BROUGHT INTO THAT SO-CALLED FAMILY. THAT IS NOT A FAMILY, THAT IS A UNHEALTHY PLACE FOR THOSE KIDS. MERI WAS NOT REALLY WANTING ROBIN TO COME INTO THE FAMILY TO BE THE NEXT WIFE, I WATCHED THE SHOW LAST NIGHT, SHE WAS HURTING, SHE WANTED HER HUSBAND TO HERSELF, SHE IS THE REAL WIFE, NOT THOSE PHONIES, THEY ARE EXTRA AFFAIRS, AND THEY NEED COUNSELING. SO LET THE LAW STEP IN AND DO SOMETHING, PLEASE, BECAUSE GOD IS MAD.
Vickie

Frisco, TX

#17 Oct 20, 2010
I don't think it right of what they r doing. I think this man can't be happy with one wife It wrong just wrong. If he can't be happy with one or two or three and now he has four ( well he can't be happy with four before u know it there will be five ). Put the shoe on the other foot what if it was one of ur wives want to date or marrie another men how would u feel. I think they should put this man in jail If he get away with it then u need to look out cause everyone that is in jail for this then let them out u can't put some in jail an not let the other ones go just because they r on a tv show. Think about what this will do to the kids. Come on be happy with the one god gave u an not with four Kody this is for u U set there while ur wives told u how they felt an u run out to see another woman u hurt them when u did thing with her that u never did with them like pick out her dress an kissed he before u was married to her. U have got these woman blind I don't think ur a man at all I think u should pay for what u r doing. I think u should go to jail if not then where is our world and law going to
WV Girl

Prestonsburg, KY

#18 Mar 28, 2011
Marilyn wrote:
I want to know how this family supports itself. How does the family afford its home, feeds, clothes, and educates all the children? Who pays the medical bills? I'm afraid the taxpayers provide a large share of it. I think it's fine for them to live whatever life style they wish as long as they don't burden the rest of us with their upkeep, and no crimes against women and children and the rest of us are being committed.
i agree with you....they should be left alone...but no its not the tax payers who pay their bills...all of them but 2 work! they support the family that way, which is great!
Wondering

Prestonsburg, KY

#19 Mar 28, 2011
why cat everyone except this type of life style? everyone has excepted many things recently such as the Gay community...it isnt up to us to judge...only God can judge...the way they live doesnt hurt their children or anyone else...the most of them work and provide for the children/family and take care of one another..they seem really happy together! brown family, keep your head up and believe the way you want!
OMG

Prestonsburg, KY

#20 Mar 28, 2011
cool wrote:
If they didn't want to be investigated then they should have left things the way they were all these years.N o they go on national TV and" HEY LOOK AT ME IM BREAKING THE LAW BUT HAHAHA" polygamist are breaking the law but most all do not announce it on TV and think nothings going to be done.I wonder if whatever how much money TLC has paid them is worth it.I don't believe in letting a man bring in women into my house and tell the children this my 3rd wife 8Th wife what does that teach them. how did TLC find them .Its the same thing if I call up TLC say something does not matter just that I'm breaking the law hey come film me put it on TV IM not going to jail for it YEA RIGHT
First off TLC was doing a documentry on this type of life style and wanted to interview them....TLC decided to make a show of a Polygamist family and they agreed to it. They are tired of hiding their life style and I dont blame them! They should be able to live as free as you or I or anyone else does...look har far the world has came the past decade...everyone has excepted the gay community....Second I dont think anyone has the right to judge...Only GOD can judge!..and in their faith and beliefs, they are living by gods words! they didnt decide to go on tv and disrespect the law in any way! there not getting on there and saying ha ha im breaking the law and am getting away with it! There encouraging other polygamist to come forward from hiding, and embrace what they believe! I would have to say i am very proud of what they have done! Like I said they are tired of hiding and dont want their kids to go threw what they had to deal with when they were younger! All of them are adults, they take well care of their children and dont harm anyone!! He is only legally married to 1 woman (by the state) and the other 3 in the eyes of our LORD! They look at their life as i have just stated...its not different then a man being married to 1 female and then having 3 girlfriends...its just looked at differently by different people. At least all of them are aware of the others and are happy! Grow a brain before getting online and flapping what you call a mouth!
OMG

Prestonsburg, KY

#21 Mar 28, 2011
Vickie wrote:
I don't think it right of what they r doing. I think this man can't be happy with one wife It wrong just wrong. If he can't be happy with one or two or three and now he has four ( well he can't be happy with four before u know it there will be five ). Put the shoe on the other foot what if it was one of ur wives want to date or marrie another men how would u feel. I think they should put this man in jail If he get away with it then u need to look out cause everyone that is in jail for this then let them out u can't put some in jail an not let the other ones go just because they r on a tv show. Think about what this will do to the kids. Come on be happy with the one god gave u an not with four Kody this is for u U set there while ur wives told u how they felt an u run out to see another woman u hurt them when u did thing with her that u never did with them like pick out her dress an kissed he before u was married to her. U have got these woman blind I don't think ur a man at all I think u should pay for what u r doing. I think u should go to jail if not then where is our world and law going to
he dosent keep getting married cause he is unhappy...id have to say he is happier then most men (in relationships with 1 woman) i have ever known! What makes u think living the way they do is going to do something to the kids?..i mean come on, those kids are happy kids! At least they are caring for them and giving them all the love they need and deserve! How does he have them blind? The wives is the one that considers bringing another female into question...i think u need to back up and start watching from episode 1, season 1!!!that should fill you in on how things work with them!!! Who are you to judge? You certainly arent our LORD!! Only GOD can judge!

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