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Well, conservatives, here it is, just as you predicted. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria. It’s been less than one week since the Supreme Court’s historic ruling for marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges — a ruling in which Chief Justice John Roberts dryly dissented, “I do not mean to equate marriage between same-sex couples with plural marriages in all respects. There may well be relevant differences that compel different legal analysis. But if there are, petitioners have not pointed to any.” Less than a week since the the fully expected right wing warnings that “There is absolutely no legal argument against polygamy now.” And on cue, here comes Nathan Collier — a man who describes himself on Facebook as “an American, conservative, Constitutionalist, capitalist, (formerly) Christian, heterosexual middle aged white male of Southern heritage” — and his lovely two brides Victoria and Christine, asking for official recognition of their union. Coming soon: Cat ladies applying for marriage licenses!

Reality show guest stars apply for a marriage license in Montana, the right-wing “slippery slope” freakout begins

Every Sister Wives episode
  • Meri:It's not fair, you all have so many kids and I only have one
  • Meri:I need a house as big as you in case I have more kids
  • Cody:Do you want more kids?
  • Meri:Holy fuck how can you even say that I'm not ready for this how insensitive could you be you never support me I hate all of you
  • Meri:How dare you have your child near me you know I only have one and I want more it's not fair you're all against me
Have you ever wondered why every Duggar woman perms her hair? It’s because Gothard taught us that curly hair brings out a woman’s natural beauty. Other ATI beliefs that I learned range from utterly bizarre to downright barbaric, like the creator of Cabbage Patch Kid dolls is actually a Satanic wizard who implants demons into the dolls that then sneak into children’s bodies while they are sleeping … One key difference worth noting between the “reality” show of “19 Kids and Counting” and the actual reality of ATI, though, is the relative affluence of the Duggars compared to most ATI families. The Duggars live in a spacious Discovery Networks-funded home, but it was not unusual, in my church, for two parents and ten children to live packed into a singlewide trailer. These children usually wear threadbare hand-me-downs already passed through several rounds of siblings. Many of them look malnourished due to the abundance of starchy meals necessary on a lean one-parent income. Women and mothers working outside of the home is absolutely forbidden in ATI no matter what the financial situation of the family.
—  It’s interesting how much the “unrealistic affluence due to the reality show” is true for “Sister Wives” as well. I mean, the Browns all except Robyn declared bankcruptcy ($80.000 credit card debt ‘poofed’) and only could do that BECAUSE they were not legally equal to monogamous couples… and at least Christine Allred Brown was on foodstamps through the filming of at least season 1, I think also filming of Season 2. Robyn was also on foodstamps before and Robyn wrote in the book that Kody couldn’t have afforded to marry her AT ALL if it wasn’t for the show. Robyn was $32.000 in debt ($1.000 of that on Victoria’s Secret, although she was living in a mobile home at the time with her husband and their three kids). So the TLC shows CREATE a lie, a complete fabrication that has nothing to do with the average life in these cults.       

Polygamy Is a Thornier Issue for Social Conservatives Than They Realize

Social conservatives are newly abuzz about polygamy.

Until last week, a Utah statute declared that “a person is guilty of bigamy when, knowing he has a husband or wife or knowing the other person has a husband or wife, the person purports to marry another person or cohabits with another person.” In a new ruling, a judge has declared that while marrying Ann when already married to Sue can remain a criminal offense, cohabiting with Ann and Sue cannot. Formal polygamy stays illegal. But so long as a polygamous family doesn’t try to acquire state recognition for their multi-spouse arrangement, they can live together, have sex as they please, and procreate without running afoul of any laws. The winner in the case, the star of the reality TV show Sister Wives, reportedly has four wives and 17 children, but only one of those wives is married to him in the eyes of the state.

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i really wanted a break up scene
  • MerDer:Wait, you can't just leave.
  • Callie:I'm so sorry.
  • MerDer:What did we do?
  • Callie:It's not you, it's me. Look, I just got out of a serious relationship. I'm not ready for this.
  • MerDer:If it's space you need, we can give it to you.
  • Callie:Don't make this harder than it already is. I just need to be alone for a while.
  • MerDer:*sigh* Well, will you at least still come to the princess tea party? We planned it together. We got matching tiaras. It'd just be awkward if-
  • Callie:I'll be there.

ok so i’ve been watching sister wives and they are actually an extremely functional family? they are very good at communicating with each other? i think it’s funny because the show tries to do the TLC thing of flashes of them fighting before commercial breaks but the “fights” are always actually like instantly resolved with good communication

the best part about it is i suspect the wives like each other more than they like the dude, one of them was like “i would’ve never considered marrying kody without the other women” and the other ones were like, “yeah definitely” and in another scene one of them said she always wanted sister wives more than a husband

also i think it’s cool one of the teenage daughters is like “no way no polygamy for me!” and they are like “yes that’s fine it is your life" 

anyway communal childraising is great tho, i was so happy for the fourth wife when she went from being a single mother with three children to having four other adults and numerous teenage children who could help her with her babies!

Ok… I’m watching sister wives and sometimes this show infuriates me. Like right now the dad telling his daughter she can’t go to the college she wants to go to because he doesn’t want to pay for it. Because he has too many other kids. That isn’t HER fault. That was YOUR choice. Don’t have so many damn kids if you can’t afford to give them each the best in life! She worked hard and got a partial scholarship and she should be able to go. This is why most people don’t have 17 kids.

And he also sounds like a jerk when he says that he isn’t willing to take a loan for it because he wants to be able to retire and not be paying off that debt. Um… welcome to reality. We ALL have that to deal with as far as our kids go… figuring out how to pay for their college. I feel so bad for all of their kids. They didn’t choose that lifestyle but they are going to pay the price for it.