Former Polygamist Wife Speaks Out
“While two polygamist families are attempting to prove critics wrong and convince people that they live a normal lifestyle, at least one former polygamist wife is speaking out against the practice. The state of Utah recently ruled that a law against cohabitation was a violation of the First Amendment's right to freedom of religion, allowing polygamist families more freedom. Marion Munn was part of a plural marriage for 18 years after converting to Mormon fundamentalism. Munn was not happy with the arrangement and is now speaking out about the dangers of the polygamist lifestyle. ‘The only way that I can explain it is like living with adultery on a daily basis, and having the woman come home. On top of that you have to smile and pretend that everything's okay because that's part of the culture too. So for me going into it, I didn't personally want to live it, but I felt compelled to as a matter of faith,’ Munn told Daily Mail. ... [Last November’s ruling allowing] more freedom for polygamist families ... made at least one well-known polygamist family, the Brown family, very happy. ... The Brown family stars in the popular TLC series ‘Sister Wives,’ which seeks to refute the negative perceptions of polygamist living. TLC has also ordered a new series ‘My Five Wives,’ which features another polygamist family; it is scheduled to air later this year.”
(“Former Polygamist Wife,” Christian Post, Feb. 10, 2014)
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