Sister Wives took the show on the road this week.
In the wake of a more serious episode that saw them discuss polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, TLC’s big happy polygamist family drama went road-trippin’ last night.
The occasion was a panel discussion that Kody Brown and his four wives, Meri, Christine, Janelle and Robyn, agreed to attend at the request of a lecturer they met.
Despite fears of facing a hostile audience, the fab five and the four oldest Brown children (Mariah, Logan, Aspyn and Madison) ventured out to the East Coast …
The family first went out to dinner with Danielle, the pastor who invited them out and arranged this, and some college students to prep them for the panel discussion.
Kody and the wives answered questions (at times personal ones) and a gay student, who worries that the Brown family wouldn’t accept him, learns it’s not the case.
“How can we say we don’t accept your lifestyle, but please accept ours? We’re not like that,” says Christine, earning rave reviews from the student and her audience.
Specifically, will they continue it themselves when they become adults?
Mariah, Meri’s only child, said, “I’ve decided I want to live like this.”
Seriously. She even said she looks forward to having sister wives.
That’s … good for her?
Madison, however, has different ideas. She told the college students she doesn’t want to be in a plural marriage and Aspyn says she doesn’t think she will, either.
Logan says Kody told him to just do whatever makes him happy, and really, that’s what it’s all about. As long as they’re not pressured and they have the choice.
Finally, at the event, Kody worried people will call him a misogynist. That’s not exactly what happened, but he did face some tough questions just the same.
Asked about the possibility of “brother husbands,” Kody was thrown for a loop and said he found the question “abrasive.” “That’s not a tenant of our faith,” Meri says.
“Religions have rules and beliefs,” added Janelle, but you have to admit, that’s a fair question. Religion or not, what if the shoe were on the other foot, Kode-man?
All in all, people were inquisitive, but receptive and tolerant.
“Boston was an extremely good experience,” Meri says after the panel Q&A was over. “I like when people are just curious about it and that’s all they are.”
Well, what did you think of this week’s episode of the TLC show? And what do you think of Kody Brown and his four beloved Sister Wives in general?