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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

'Love Times Three': Inside a Polygamous Marriage - ABC News

THE DARGERS - They say they inspired the show "Big Love" that's news to me!  I haven't been following them, so I am sure many of our commentors will have plenty to say!




(Clip courtesy of ABC)

19 comments:

  1. I say they've been wanting to jump on the polygamy money wagon for awhile!

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  2. What fundamentalist faith are they? AUB?

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  3. The Dargers are AUB.

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  4. I just remember them slightly from one of the other films on here. Who knows their story?

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  5. The disgusting part about "marrying" twins is too twisted for even HBO...

    And yes, obviously they were inspired by your book, which you released after the series already ENDED. Guess they didn't teach you math in polygamist home-schooling.

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  6. The Dargers say they are Independent Fundamentalists and don't belong to any of the named groups. One wife at least was AUB at one time. I hear that Joe grew up in a horrible polygamist compound, but don't have details unfortunately. Love Times Three = he gets three times the amount that anyone else does! His wives are reduced to 1/3 !

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  7. This is the family I want to replace the Browns if any family indeed does.

    I want to know why the 3rd wives previous plural family fell apart though. Since they only want to put out the positive about polygamy though I doubt they would ever get into that.

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  8. They are independents now, but they started out as AUB, Free and Clear. The Darger Family left the FLDS and became AUB, now they are independents.

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  9. Nah, TLC will stick with the Browns until it has wrung them dry with drama, meaning either kids or wives leave.

    Nobody can handle the incest + polgamy. Outside polygamist circles, the concept of sleeping with twins is too much. Then again, shock TV???

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  10. The Dargers are a polygamous dog and trick pony show. Whenever the Principle Voices want to highlight a polygamous family that functions well, they trot out the Dargers.

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  11. "The Dargers say they are Independent Fundamentalists and don't belong to any of the named groups."
    Isn't that what Kody said they were in the beginning?
    Do these people even have a church, or just do what they want.

    I've only seen the little clips we've shownof them. How are they?

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  12. This family were on a cover of a one time published magazine about fundamentalist mormons, sometime around 2002, the creators of Big Love saw this and did base the series on the picture. The magazine cover picture did used to be online but cannot find it now.

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  13. And then they dug into the FLDS? They all had to be connected too.

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  14. This Darger family was never part of the FLDS or AUB - there are other Dargers who may be relatives in those groups but none of these Darger were raised as anything but independents. Friend of flora is wrong or lying. The third wife married a man who was in the AUB so she was there until they divorced, as they explain in the book.

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  15. Anonymous,

    Chill out. I was speaking of the entire Darger Family Tree. There are Dargers who were initially members of what is now known as the FLDS, there are Dargers who left the FLDS and became AUB, there are Dargers who left the FLDS and became independents, and there Dargers who left the FLDS, then became AUB, and then later became independents. Joe Darger was raised as an independent Mormon fundamentalist, but his father or grandfather may have at one point been members of the FLDS and then AUB before becoming independents - that is what I am hearing from some sources, I am awaiting clarification. As for his wife Alina, she was raised as an independent. Vicky and Valerie were raised as independents, but Val joined the AUB as a teenager, and is no longer an AUB member, she is now back to being an independent. Please note that it is mentioned in the book that there are FLDS relatives. I am in the process of reading the book, 75% of the way through it all.

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  16. Well, thank you for clarifying. That's not how it read and we are after all talking about this family and your statement left a lot of room for misinterpretation and gossip. Additionally you are not being clear about the history. FLDS as a church with that name was organized about 30 years ago after the split with the short creek community residents who later became centennial park. They were loosely organized prior to that with the UEP trust to live a form of united order. Everyone did not start under the FLDS umbrella. They started off Lds and over time were excommunicated and loosely affiliated with each other for years until some believed they needed to organize themselves - which ultimately caused the different factions to divide and follow their own paths and leaders. Some did not organize and became independents with no leader and no church. Group members view this somewhat shared history differently from how independents view it - they obviously disagree over many issues and doctrines. Keep in mind that many independents and group members have converted from The LDS church or other faiths and don't have a shred or common history except the faith they choose to adopt. You see more converts amongindepende ts, AUB and centennial park- also people who were raised there and leave or choose not to practice or follow the faith and those who leave and marry and live outside and even come back into the faith. All of those things happen. So it isnt accurate to paint everyone as having FLDS roots. They don't, though in general fundamentalist morrons as a whole have some shared history, and spring from the LDS church.

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  17. So then which group if any did Joe's family come from ? I am being told FLDS by someone, and FLDS / then AUB, then independent by someone else. So what is the answer ?

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  18. Annonymous "Friend of flora is wrong or lying."
    We do not attack each other here. Over one statement? Seriously, if you came here to discuss, fine, you came here to fight, go elsewhere.
    I guess I need to teach politeness 101 again. If you disagree with someone's statement, it's best to say, well, I fell this is right, or , I thought it was...NOT CALL SOMEONE OUT AS A LIAR.
    This is the only warning. I feel you were rude and it was uncalled for.
    Anymore of that and it will be deleted.

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  19. Love Times Three in a NutshellSeptember 23, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Love times three is the story of a patriarch who loves himself and his three Stepford Wives. There is my synopsis.

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