You’ve heard before that Kody did NOT get the blessing from the head prophet of his Mormon fundamentalist group, but after speaking with the man himself, we learned just how seriously Kody disobeyed the sect’s leader!
HollywoodLife.com spoke exclusively with Joseph “LaMoine” Jenson, the leader of the Apostolic United Brethren, the Mormon fundamentalist group, of which Kody is a member in Lehi, Utah. The Head Prophet tells us that Kody did NOT tell him of his plans to be on a reality TV show until it was well underway, and he was totally against Kody filming Sister Wives, the seven-documentary series for TLC.
“I’ve told him twice to stop filming,” said LaMoine. “He had already planned this when he came to me for my blessing, and was already well involved before I knew anything about it.”
Kody is currently being investigated in Utah for violating polygamy laws [polygamy is illegal in all states]. LaMoine, who has been a polygamist his entire life, says he sees nothing wrong with his faith, his only qualm is that Kody is exposing it to the world to make it legal.
“Kody is convinced he is doing the right thing,” says LaMoine. “He thinks it’s going to help the lifestyle and get plural marriage decriminalized, but I personally don’t think that will happen. I told him exposing his family was unnecessary.”
But LaMoine is not alone, he tells HollywoodLife.com that most members of the Brethren are against Kody exploiting their religion.
“Most of the people as far as the fundamentalists don’t appreciate it,” he says. “I think he had the best of intentions, but people are coming to me every day and are saying they do not appreciate the publicity and some of the things portrayed on the show.”
LaMoine wants you all to know that he believes that we all come from a polygamist background.
“It’s interesting that so many people in the United States are against it and frown upon it,” he says. “Because so many people practice this culture, mainly Europeans, and so many people here came from over there. It’s typical that the United States would feel the way they do.”