It's a familiar story by now, actually like five familiar stories:
Ultimately, my objection isn't to the polygamist sect's beliefs--even though I see their theology as a woefully distorted, manipulative misinterpretation of my own, it's also an expression of exactly the kind of crazy, into-the-wilderness, "I know, we'll start a religion!" freedom that makes this country great.
No, my problem is much more worldly. Apparently, you can take the kid out of the polygamist compound in taste-challenged rural America, but you can't take the taste-challenged rural America out of the polygamist's kid. Almost all the childrens clothing in the FLDS Dress online shop is either polyester or some blend, and it's all these freakin' pastels, plus olive and grey. Very odd.
If I'm gonna dress my kid in someone else's religiously inspired outfits, I'll stick to the Amish. That little kid in Witness was so cute!
FLDS Dress: "quality, handmade, modest, affordable clothing. Each piece is made [in the USA!] with joy and care" [fldsdress.com]
FLDS fashions for kids sold on enterprising Web site [sltrib via ksl.com]
Media bias bonus: Whatever your take on the FLDS Church, this is awesomely offensive journalism, never mind it's from a TV station owned by the LDS Church: "Each piece of clothing is purported to be made with joy and care. Critics call the clothing a brain-washing tool." [ksl.com]