'Sister Wives' Cast News: Brown Family 'Kicked Out' Of Church For Being Too Public? [VIDEO]
It appears life in the reality TV spotlight has officially taken its toll on the Brown family from Sister Wives, as they have reportedly been officially kicked out of the church which supported their religious belief and right to live a polygamous lifestyle.
According to Radar Online, the family's local offshoot of the Apostolic United Brethren has closed their doors to the family, specifically after Meri Brown's catfish affair and scandal played out on the show, and the family is now being forced to practice their faith solely within their homes.
"From day 1 Kody pitched the show as a documentary, but a lot of people in the faith think that this has become a straight-up reality TV show for ratings," a source told the site.
According to the source, the feelings the church has had about the family airing their dirty laundry on TV have been coming for a long time, and included when Maddie tried to get baptized in the Church back in 2015, but was rejected because her family was too public-and the scandal involving Meri was pretty much the tip of the iceberg.
"This has been brewing for a long time and Meri's catfishing scandal was the final straw," the source said. "it was a huge, kind of war in the church. The church elders told Kody that he would never be welcomed back, even if the family moved back to Utah."
"Polygamy is not an easy path but they made it look like kind of a joke," the source continued. "People really live this way and it's a hard life to live. When the Browns sit there and put themselves on TV but won't discuss the real issues they face and instead look for ratings, of course people in the religion are going to get annoyed at how they're being portrayed."
Sister Wives airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on TLC.