Welcome to Plathville fans are noticing that Kim and Barry Plath are very controlling. That level of control is upsetting to some. There are now even some fans of the reality television show who wonder if they aren’t using the belief system to control their kids.
This is now an open question among the community and the debate is starting to rage.
Since Welcome to Plathville season 1 premiered, viewers have noticed that Kim and Barry Plath like being in charge. Some fans of the show think they are being a bit underhanded in order to keep that control.
The strict parents have been under the microscope for some time now. Fans often call them out. While they may feel that their manipulative ways have served them well, it is obvious that they’ve paid a heavy price.
Do Kim And Barry Path Use Religion As A Tool?
Thanks to a very unique family dynamic, Welcome to Plathville took off. It’s now a hit with TLC viewers that only keeps growing in popularity.
Kim and Barry Plath’s strict rules seemed to work well for the family until the cameras started rolling. It hasn’t worked quite as well since people go to see the way they handle their parenting situation.
Viewers quickly learned that Kim didn’t let her own children watch TV, eat sugar, or socialize unless they were at church. Through seasons of the series, fans have sided against Kim and Barry, especially after noticing that the parents seem to enjoy bossing their kids around. Viewers wonder why they have such an intense need to be in control.
There have been multiple examples of the couple belittling their children and using their religion against them.
The most recent season showed Kim telling Olivia she had evil spirits within her.
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That particular situation even prompted the crew to ask about the claim.
Upon that further questioning from members of the production team, the matriarch answered, “We believe that when people are experiencing bitterness, un-forgiveness, hatred, hatred of other people or hatred of themselves, you know any of those things, it’s the influence from the devil.”
The Welcome to Plathville stars are Christian fundamentalists. That means that they have always been a bit more strict than some other Christian homes. They’ve even often been compared to the Duggars since they embrace similar lifestyles.
Kim and Barry Plath have also been linked to the No Greater Joy Ministries. That’s a controversial Christian fundamentalist organization to which the Duggars have also been connected.
The founders Michael and Debi Pearl are authors of the highly criticized parenting book, “To Train Up A Child,” which teaches homeschooling parents how to make their kids obey them.
That’s the kind of thing that has engendered is a feeling among fans that the couple has read this book from cover to cover.
Even though Kim and Barry Plath have started to acknowledge their faults, Welcome to Plathville fans do not believe they will stop using religion to get their way.