As the wives admitted on the last episode -- many sister wives like to banish from their brains, the fact that their husband is having sex and full intimate relationships with his other wives, but that becomes unpleasantly difficult when a sister wife becomes pregnant.<quoted text>
Or maybe not.
If so, why is the Brown family allowed their own reality television program? Please explain the harm and/or contradiction in that.
Now, Robyn is pregnant and the other wives clearly got the creeps when they had to see her bed. The tours were for a part of the show in which Kody announces that the family has enough money for each wife to buy furniture for one room in each of their new houses.
How this unemployed family of one husband, four wives, and soon-to-be seventeen kids affords ANY new furniture for their four Las Vegas houses, I don't know , but the shopping expedition gave the wives more chances to diss Robyn. Janelle particularly gets her digs in at Robyn, pointing out that she, Janelle, is more like a man, like Kody in fact, when she shops -- she likes to just get in and get the job done. She's not indecisive.
How polygamy affects your wallet
You may or may not agree with polygamist Warren Jeffs' lifestyle, and you may or may not think he is indeed the dangerous criminal the FBI says he is, but would you believe Jeffs and his followers are costing you money?
"Their religious belief is that they'll bleed the beast, meaning the government," said Mark Shurtleff, Utah's attorney general. "They hate the government, so they'll bleed it for everything they can through welfare, tax evasion and fraud."
It makes some sense. Polygamists have multiple wives and dozens of children, but the state only recognizes one marriage. That leaves the rest of the wives to claim themselves as single moms with armies of children to support. Doing that means they can apply for welfare, which they do. And it's all legal.
"More than 65 percent of the people are on welfare ... compared with 6 percent of the people of the general population," Shurtleff said.
Shurtleff hasn't filed charges against Jeffs or his organization, but he's investigating Jeffs for "cooking the books," avoiding taxes, and even setting up offshore accounts.
One thing we do know is that Jeffs and his followers have not been paying their fair share of property taxes.
A judge appointed accountant Bruce Wisan to take control of the group's $110 million trust. Wisan's biggest challenge: Collecting more than $1 million in overdue property taxes from polygamist property owners living in Colorado City, Arizona, where Jeffs' church is based.
"They've received benefits of living on trust land for free," Wisan said. "They didn't pay for the land. In many cases it was community efforts that built the house. So all they have to pay are utilities and property taxes and I don't think that's unreasonable