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Oprah Visits Yearning For Zion Polygamist Compound in Texas

Polyglamorous? Oprah Visits Polygamists, Gets Hair Secrets

It's good to be Oprah. Well, most of the time. Dreams of infiltrating polygamist compounds come and go, but daytime's queen got to live it, going as she is with a TV crew. Though she didn't get any FLDS secrets — unless you want that pouf!

So what was she told? The FLDS is definitely not racist. Sister wives? Learn about themselves through conflict. Kids? No need for play when there's work. Teen girls? Trust their parents will choose the right husbands. Underage marriage? Um. Answers ranged from "absolutely not" to "not really, no." Oh.

But she did get straight answers on their long hair. BTW, pouf height does not correspond with righteousness. "It's just a style," Oprah's told, "come back in 10 years." To see how they get the look,


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Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
But Jazz, being polygamous is not synonymous with condoning child marriage. Otherwise, you'd have to say all Catholics lack morals for what some church officials did. Just believing in plural marriage by itself doesn't make one immoral.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
hausfrau: I guess I felt forcing a 14-year-old to marry someone in his late 40s or 50s immoral...kind of along the lines of rape of a child's mind and body at the same time. Whether they participate or not they are part of a body of people who condone the practice. As far as I know, the Amish do not condone acts that are against the law.
stephley stephley 8 years
gorri gorri 8 years
Sorry but it's Cain that killed Abel.
gorri gorri 8 years
MissyB, I read somewhere that they believe that God cursed Abel after he killed his brother and gave him darker skin. So they think that a person with dark skin is cursed.
omigosh omigosh 8 years
Well I haven't seen the whole thing and I don't know anything about this community. But that video made me smile. Even though we're so different from them, we're still so similar...wanting to improve our appearances. It put a smile on my face. Now please don't go judging me for saying that, as I said I don't know the rest of their beliefs, but this was a sweet moment
MissyB1984 MissyB1984 8 years
Never knew they believed Black people are monsters . . .
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
Leave it to Oprah to ask the stupid questions she asked.
janneth janneth 8 years
I found this very interesting, almost sweet.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Yeah I don't see the correlation to the Amish, who I also find fascinating. The only connection is that they're a small isolated religion based group in America :shrug:. I also assume the Polygamists do have a moral code. A moral code doesn't have a set definition and can mean many things to different people. Also moral codes can be easily violated...ahem Afghanistan and Pakistan government.
GKitty GKitty 8 years
CG: Does"the puff" in the front of you hair ever catch wind...(surely not as much as the "wind" I sucked in laughing!!!) Thank you Madame Butterfly
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 8 years
They were lying lying through their teeth, the backtracking of the women really annoyed me. Anyway I felt Oprah acted like any of us would act in such a place, with the right amount of disbelief and the fact that they say black people are monsters must also have coloured her thinking too.If I was Oprah i wouldn't have bothered just because of that disgusting part of their belief
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Jazz - I agree, I watched the whole thing and you could totally tell they were lying through their teeth. Also Oprah was pretty condescending, per usual. However, I disagree about the Amish having a moral code and polygamists not. Not all polygamists sexually abuse or force children into marriage, so unless the plural marriage part is the immoral part...
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
haha CG. hahaha. All I can say is these ladies look miz. And that is slang for miserable.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
I have much more respect for the Amish than the polygamists. At least the Amish have a moral code; albeit DRASTIC! I also tried to watch this on Oprah, but it was so obvious the spokeswoman was just lying about every controversial question that she was asked that it became pointless to watch; for example, saying they only consider marriage when they become 18 ~ I wonder did she forget why their great leader and prophet is currently in jail? How does one have an intelligent conversation with someone who lives in the clouds?
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Wow. I thought my aqua net hairstyle (when I was 15) was awesome. I see now it didn't compare to what these ladies have accomplished.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
Why in a hog's eye do I give a dang about how these ninnies style their hair? The Amish also make great mini baked potatoes.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
If I was there I would ask them these questions: 1) when you shower does your hair get stuck in your Butt-crack? and if so, do you have to wash it again? (I ask the hard hitting questions I know) 2) Does "the puff" in the front of your hair ever catch wind, and if so have you ever fallen over? or did your poofy sleeves counteract that from happening? 3) Do you ever want to get naked, go grab a white horse, wrap your body with your luxurious hair and become Lady Godiva for a day?
piper23 piper23 8 years
Mennonites are kind of Amish but a bit more modern. Would that be a fair statement? But either way, I'm sure they make great poppy seed bread.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Oh. I missed that comment. The Mennonites come to some of the farmer's markets around here. They make some amazing lemon poppyseed bread.
piper23 piper23 8 years
"Go Amish! They make such good pies when I go to the farmer's market." I love pie. Never had an Amish pie but I'm sure its stellar.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
How does pie fit into this?
piper23 piper23 8 years
Any kind of pie.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
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