'Sister Wives': Holding out HELP shows the ugly side of plural marriage
"Sister Wives" returned to TLC last Sunday, July 21, with the Brown family living in Las Vegas. In this clip of the second episode of Season 4, it appears as though some of the older Brown kids are working with Holding out HELP, an organization that assists people who want to leave polygamist lifestyles.
One of the members, Kollene, was part of the Kingston clan, a group in Utah that used to be led by a man who encouraged "intra-family" marriages and also the marrying of girls just after they reached puberty. She understandably has some problems with polygamy.
"It just makes me want to yell at them and tell them it's not as happy or great as you're making it seem to be. I just don't like anybody's in a group or involved in still trying to live polygamy," says Kollene.
But the Brown kids defend their family:
"Polygamy's not the problem ... it's not the lifestyle, it's the leaders and the secrecy because they're scared of being thrown in jail or being taken away from their families. I don't want to live it, but it doesn't mean that I don't support it. I support my parents 100 percent because they're good people."
"Sister Wives" airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.