If I click my heels and say “polygamy is all good” 3 times, that’ll do the trick, right?
Howdy, Gasmii! Let’s get right into our ep!
We open the ep by hearing that Maddie, Aspyn and Logan are going to Utah to volunteer at an organization that helps folks who are leaving the FLDS and similar groups, called “Holding Out Help”. They’re going to refurbish a safe house.
Kody wants to know what the kids would say if they were challenged about their background, and Aspyn says the problems FLDS-type folks are experiencing are the fault of a “bad situation”, not polygamy. Right, just like the economic crash of 2008 was the fault of a “bad situation”, not unbridled greed. Thanks for clearing that up!
Christine says she’s not 100% in favor of the trip, since she’s heard (unspecified but scary) things about Tonia, the organization’s founder. In the couch interview, Christine starts to get upset, and heatedly says “What if I went to her about Kody? What if, god forbid, she helped me get out?” OK, Sarah Bernhardt. First of all, if you want to get out, you just open the front door. Second, why would you go to Tonia about Kody? He’s a doofus and self-centered, but he’s no abuser. Third, you grew up as part of a prominent plig family. Your whole identity is plig-centered. You’re not going anywhere, except perhaps to a different plural marriage, m’kay?
Kody stresses it’s not polygamy that’s the issue, it’s that women aren’t treated fairly in the FLDS-type groups. That’s like saying that slavery wasn’t an issue in the 19th century, it was just that some folks “weren’t treated fairly”! What a deep thinker our Kody is.
Kody goes on to say he wants the kids to see what’s going on, so they don’t turn a blind eye when they see abuse or evil. Apparently he wants to turn them into crusaders for truth, justice and polygamy (the “right kind”). There’s a Marvel comic for ya!
Meanwhile, Janelle wonders if the organization is out to convince the kids that polygamy is abuse. Honey, I’m pretty sure there are kids in lots worse situations (like, say, FLDS) that they’re far more concerned about.
On the way there, Logan says he doesn’t think the abuse stories are totally true. OMG is this entire family oblivious or ignorant or both?
All families are just like ours, right?
In Utah, the kids meet Nicole and Kollene, both who came from the Kingston family; and Suzanne and Steven, who came from FLDS.
Four brave and super cool folks. Bravo. Also, love Kollene’s hair.
We switch back to Kody, who says there are many different plig churches, the FLDS is the largest and is headed by Warren Jeffs. Thanks for the news flash, pal. Kody heatedly protests that everyone judges him by Jeffs’ deeds. I don’t, Kody. I judge you solely by your own douche-ness. Jeffs I judge by this.