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Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Gets Life in Prison For Sexually Assaulting Underage Followers

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Way to give the Mormons a bad name, Jeffs!

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, who is the head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), was sentenced to life in prison today for "sexually assaulting two underage followers he took as brides in what his church deemed 'spiritual marriages.'" Awful!

Specifically, Jeffs was accused of fathering a child with a 15-year-old, and he was also accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old. The prosecution were able to prove his guilt through DNA evidence. Sickening.

To give you a bit of background,

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Sister Wives Family Bringing Utah To Court Over Bigamy Law

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Watch Out, Utah! Kody and his wives are coming for you!

Back in January, the Sister Wives family moved to Nevada, and at the time they SAID their reasoning was to "explore new job opportunities."

We'd say, though, that a major influence for the move was the fact that Kody Brown can live with 4 wives legally in Nevada.

While Kody and his wives may have moved on to Nevada, they're still unhappy about Utah's bigamy law, which makes their polygamous lifestyle illegal, and they've decided to fight it in court.

The Sister Wives family's attorney Jonathan Turley says their lawsuit will "challenge Utah's right to prosecute people for their private relationships."

Here's a statement from the family:

"We are not demanding the recognition of polygamous marriage. We are only challenging the right of the state to prosecute people for their private relations and demanding equal treatment with other citizens in living their lives according to their own beliefs."

This is a pret-ty big issue, but the Sister Wives family are certainly widely known, so at the very least they'll bring lots of awareness to the issue of the legality of polygamous marriage.

What do U think about this lawsuit? Do U think the Sister Wives family have a case here?

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Big Love Goes Bye Bye…After Next Season

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Time to say goodbye to Big Love…almost!

After the upcoming 5th season of Big Love, which premieres on January 16, we'll have to find another show about polygamy!

…Guess there's always Sister Wives assuming the entire cast doesn't go to jail.

Here's what President of HBO Programming Michael Lombardo had to say about the end of Big Love, via press release:

“It has been an honor and pleasure to work with series creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer on this unique and provocative series, and I’m happy that they will be able to bring the story to its close the way they always envisioned. We look forward with great anticipation to collaborating with Mark and Will on their next venture.”

And here's a statement from Big Love creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer:

“When we created Big Love in 2002, we had a strong conception of the journey the Henrickson family would make over the course of the series, of the story we had to tell. While we were in the writers’ room this year shaping our fifth season, we discovered that we were approaching the culmination of that story. Big Love has been our all-consuming labor of love for the past eight years. We are very grateful for HBO’s continuing support and for the collaborative effort of our partners at Playtone, our producers, our fine cast and our fellow craftsmen and crew for making this show the exceptional and joyful experience that it’s been. This coming January, we look forward to presenting our audience with the most vibrant and satisfying final season of a television series that we can produce.”

As for Exec Producer Gary Goetzman, he adds:

Big Love has been a truly rewarding experience in every way for Tom Hanks and me. We’ve been so fortunate to have had such a tremendous cast over the five seasons, and we’ve never been less than amazed with their brilliance and willingness to take risks. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our partnership with Will and Mark and have always been blown away by their storytelling abilities. We believe this final season of Big Love will be the best ever.”

Will U miss Big Love when it's gone?

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Nancy Grace Wants Sister Wives' Kody Behind Bars!

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Nancy Grace has issues with the cast of TLC's reality show Sister Wives…especially Kody, the show's lead male who has four wives.

Here's what Nancy Grace had to say about bigamy charges that have come up against Kody:

Utah does recognize common law marriage, but in this case bigamy trumps common law. He should go to jail.

Here's Nancy on the show being used as evidence against Kody:

Video evidence is the best evidence. The cameras don’t lie. But forget what’s aired, there’s a mountain of unaired footage that will come into evidence too.

Nancy on what would happen to the family's children if Kody went to jail:

If found guilty, the children could be removed. Historically with so many polygamous families in the state the children won’t be removed unless abuse is shown.

On whether or not Kody, or his wives, could in fact go to jail:

The law is the law — bigamy is a 3rd degree felony in Utah. Those participating in the crime face a maximum of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. But most likely, Utah will turn a blind eye, as usual.

Nancy on what proof would be necessary to put Kody, or the Sister Wives, behind bars:

That someone already married, purports to marry or co-habitate with another in addition to their spouse — or?? — If you know the other has a husband or wife and purport to marry or co-habitate with them, that’s also a crime.

And finally, what Nancy Grace thinks will happen to Kody and the Sister Wives:

When you don’t know a horse, look at his track record. Even with the family taunting authorities on national TV, it’s unlikely Utah will prosecute although clearly, they should!

Looks like SOMEBODY won't be ordering Season One of Sister Wives when it comes out on DVD on December 7th!

Do U agree with Nancy Grace? Should Kody go to jail? How about the Sister Wives?

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Sister Wives Farewell Brings In Big Ratings!

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Champagne for everyone at TLC! Once again, they have managed to milk super ratings out of a show based on having multiples.

Children, wives, it's all the same!

Sister Wives had its season finale last night and when it shall return, who knows. We do know that the show got some pretty high ratings, bringing in 2.7 million viewers, the highest rating of the season.

Hooray polygamy!

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Sister Wives Defend Lifestyle on Oprah

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Watch the video (above) to see the stars of TLC's Sister Wives defend their polygamous lifestyle.

Considering they are facing charges and may have their 16 children taken away, it's getting pretty intense.

Scary.

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Polygamy's Cool, Y'all!

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So says polygamist sexlord! Ugh!

Kody Brown, pimp daddy star of TLC's Sister Wives, wants us all to wise up and come over to his way of thinking. You know, that God thinks its cool to have a bunch of wives! (But not vice versa! Never vice versa!)

Speaking to a random college newspaper, Kody explained that his wives and kiddies are "not felons", but a "family". He continues to preach and asks why it seems to be morally expectable for people to have multiple sexual partners, but not spouses. He says:

“If you take off the need for secrecy in polygamy then you will open the door more and more..If I wanted sex with a lot of women there is a lot of barhopping I could do. It’s not something I’m interested in. I’m interested in a family, raising my children. If it were all about sex there’s just other easier venues, way easier.”

Um, ew. We're grossed out enough that four women have committed their lady parts to your Billy Ray Cyrus knockoff junk, let alone the thought of the entire state of Utah! Bleck!

This guy just does not get it…and his is beyond creepy!

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