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Here is a video of Christopher Nemelka speaking about the first time he defrauded people with his sealed portion. In his own words he admits he wrote the sealed portion himself, he did not translate it, and there were, of course, no gold plates whatsover.
Yet he convinced Ida Smith and the current followers of the sentence at the bottom.
Was he really just running from his calling in 1995? Or is he a sociopath, a convincing actor and a pathological liar with a lifetime pattern of criminal activity perpetrated against vulnerable believers? How has he gotten away with this for so many years? Because he has learned how to use his fiduciary power as “one like unto the son of man” and exert undue influence to accomplish his will, benefit himself and defraud people of burial spots, retirement money, and personal dignity – and he gets away with it all because he disguises it as religion.
Below you will find an affidavit prepared by a former journalist with the City Weekly who kept copious notes and records regarding her conversations with Christopher Nemelka. This is a highly credible witness with an impeccable background, and unfortunately for Nemelka, she doesn’t fear him one bit. Her affidavit is very telling. Among other things it shows:
1. Nemelka had been planning and practicing his deception using the Sealed Portion (false scripture) for years.
2. Nemelka has been perfecting his Sealed Portion scheme for almost two decades.
3. Nemelka thinks he is entitled to deceive Mormons because if they are stupid enough to believe it, they must want it and deserve it.
4. Nemelka understands that true believers refuse to question. This piece of knowledge is his secret weapon. Harry Dschaak and Sue Kammerman were anomalies. That explains why he had to rewrite history and tell his followers that those people were unworthy, kicked out and therefore not credible. As we know, Nemelka is the master of rewriting history to keep people from digging for answers.
5. Nemelka is thrilled, delighted and overjoyed by his ability to dupe and manipulate people.
“The absolute truth about the Book of Mormon: The book is the work of Joseph Smith and some others who believed in what he was trying to do in the religious world. There were no gold plates, Angel Moroni, or Urim and Thummim.” – Christopher Nemelka
“There is a logical reason why Joseph Smith did what he did. I have written a book entitled, “Deceive or Be Deceived.” I hope the work wll help the reader understand the human’s need to have religion and certain other individual’s need to give it to them.” – Christopher Nemelka
Read the whole document by clicking the link.
Selah was Christine Marie
Subject: New Correspondence
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 7:04 AM
Dearest Selah, ... "I already had accounts set up for the Widow's Mite with
AOL, but did not want to use it with my personal name.
Temporarily, I changed one of the login names to my own,
so that I could stay in contact with others. Here's a rundown on the e-mail addresses for the
Widow's Mite: widowmite1 - Patte, widowmite3 - Sheri,
widowmite4 - Kyle Williams.
On the 20th day of April, 2001, I, being incarcerated in the Salt Lake County Jail, was feeling somewhat depressed in spirit, and selfishly thought of myself and the miserable state in which – as I perceived it – I was presently in due to my circumstances. I began to feel a loneliness that permeated the very depths of my soul and began to torment me quite considerably. In this self-preoccupation, I thought on all the wonderful sisters that the Lord had prepared to help me in the work that he had commanded me to do.
It’s no secret that people love to talk about who their ancestors were, especially if they were somebody famous, or heroic. There is some kind of pride that comes with knowing that courage, integrity, and talent is a part of our own gene pool, and it gives us a little boost in our own confidence to believe that we too can become something great.
Since nobody knows for sure, just how or if the reincarnation thing works, (or if it even exists), the focus of finding out who our roots are has usually been on searching out names and stories from within the family tree, but since these are mostly mundane reports of general goodness, and not known for producing direct links to celebrity greatness, we are left to wonder and worry about our own potential. But all this is fast changing.
Shortly after this blog went online to tell another side of the Chris Nemelka story a domain name dispute complaint was filed against Legion. The original complaint is linked HERE.
The attorney retained by Legion was John Berryhill, ESQ., Ph.D. He wrote the response for Legion. Introduction:
“This dispute concerns the personal name of a convicted criminal in the State of Utah which is being used as a domain name to provide truthful information about his criminal history, religious charlatanism, and a history of threats, intimidation, and litigation to silence his critics.”
From Page 6:
“In order to suffer damage to one’s reputation, one must of course have a reputation susceptible to such damage. As noted in the denial of probation decision above, the Complainant has previously been determined to be somewhat of a sociopath whose release in the general population was not recommended by a psychologist.”
“It is not with great frequency that a claimant in a UDRP proceeding would tangentially refer to the fact that he has been publicly declared to be “reprehensible” and “troglodytic” as evidence of “goodwill” in a trade or service mark claim, or establishing a reputation susceptible of commercial harm by critics.”
Below are some quotes from clips of a recorded interview between Chris Nemelka and two relatives of his wife Sheri Richardson Johanson.
NOTE: August 1, 2002 is mentioned several times below. Nemelka claimed he had a magnificent spiritual experience in jail on August 1, 2002 which supposedly convinced him that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. Allegedly numerous people including his wife, father, Julie Miner, Wes Galloway and a room full witnesses in Judge Denise Lindberg’s court room saw Nemelka shedding literal tears when he spoke about this experience bringing him back to the church.
These tears successfully convinced his family and many others that his testimony of the Mormon church was so strong that he was truly a changed man like “Alma the Younger,” and that he was done with lying. He would never lie or deceive anyone ever again.
————————————WORDS FROM A WRITE-UP FOLLOWING A MEETING THAT WAS RECORDED
In a down economy, you might want to become as skilled at manipulating others as Chris Nemelka in order to bolster your income. Therefore LEGION has provided you some tips.
“The easiest way to manipulate people—especially Americans—is by playing on their emotions. If you let people think too much they’re more likely to make a logical choice. If you can guide them to feel a certain way—a way that benefits you—you’ll have a much easier time getting what you want. – Adam Dachis, Lifehacker.
Techniques and Tips to Remember:
Be charming and flirt often. Be ridiculously likable. People will overlook the facts if you make them feel good, it’s proven. The most effective technique is to get your potential victims to fall in love with you before you swoop in for the kill. Tell people what they want to hear so you can make them feel good about themselves or believe that you love them. When this is done, their brains will search for ways to excuse you for appalling behavior. This will assist in overcoming their trust issues and healing their doubt.
The dialogue below copied from an Internet forum where some men – John, Blayne, JJ Dewey & Tony were discussing how they caught Chris Nemelka posting as himself (supposedly the only true “messenger”/ prophet on earth) posting in the forum posing as a peace-loving man of God, and at the same time, posting as an alter ego named Josh. Using the name Josh Farnsworth (JF), Chris would use obscenities and insults to try to drive away the men who caught on to Nemelka’s game or began to ask sincere questions.
Is Chris Nemelka a sociopath? He should be given the benefit of the doubt and not be prejudged until one is absolutely convinced he is. Chris has done good things in apparently selfless sincerity which have not been mentioned on this site. It is these good deeds that convince good people to believe him and his message. However, in the interest of educating oneself and understanding whether or not Chris is just doing good things to accomplish his own purposes or is acting out of genuine altruism, here are some links to help people decide for themselves.
A sociopath is characterized by the deficit of social emotions such as love, guilt, shame or remorse. According to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the sociopath lacks “a sense of moral responsibility and social conscience.” Sociopaths often scheme to manipulate others without regard to consequences of inflicting harm. It is the cold-hearted way the sociopath reacts to his victims that illustrates his lack of moral compass and detachment from other human beings.
1. Observe the person in his day-to-day life to assess her interactions with others. Sociopaths may be charming, but their actions are calculated to manipulate others. Common behaviors include scams, fraud and deception and may include feigned emotions to appeal to the victim’s emotions.
The Real “Testament” of Chris Nemelka
Chris, always the victim, in my opinion appears to feel no responsibility for a long trail of broken lives and mislead people that have fallen under his admittedly charismatic personality. It appears he must, like all claimants to special spiritual status, blame others for problems of his own making. It just can’t be otherwise. In search of the truth and clarity of that truth we sincerely ask: Who Is Christopher Marc Nemelka?
In trying to find out whether Nemelka influenced a Texas woman to disrupt General Conference as a publicity stunt, Harry Dschaak writes:
Here are some dates and times that will help establish a time line of events that would put Christopher in or near Texas sometime prior to the Christmas Devotional in the new Conference Center in SLC that Carolyn Smith may have been induced to “crash” for him. Chris told us he attended the “Ray of Hope”: the National Ataxia Foundation 2005 Annual Membership Meeting; Tampa, Florida–March 4-6, 2005.
I snipped the following posts from the Sealed Portion yahoo discussion group site. [The green highlighted sections are "Joshua Farnsworth" who was later discovered to be Christopher Nemelka.] This was AFTER the Press Conference in San Diego when Todd Jumper discovered that Christopher was using the “Josh Farnsworth” identity as he traveled to and from Florida. It shows that after the conference was over in Tampa, Christopher hung out for a few days in Orlando before heading home to his wife.
There are probably fifty posts or so spanning several weeks that came from Christopher pretending to be Josh Farnsworth then he, Christopher as Christopher, would respond to Josh. In other words, Christopher was staging the conversation between his Telestial bad-guy attorney bullshit alter ego… and himself. The entire collection is attached as a pdf file and is color coded. The point of these posts is to remind everyone that there is plenty of evidence on record of Christopher’s duplicitous nature, and that his idea of what is cute and funny is more accurately described as sick. Read the conversations yourself.
This is a post that did not get the attention it deserved. To anyone who thinks Christopher Nemelka is not lying about the Sealed Portion, please click this link right now.
Seriously please click this link right now.
Submitted and written by Harry Dschaak
For those of you that don’t know, on March 12, 2005, Christopher supposedly met with 7 men who are the imaginary co-conspirators of his fantastic journey, on a boat secured by John the Beloved, off the coast of San Diego, Calif. (However recent reporting from CMN on his blog site says it was actually just south of the Coronado Bridge, but that hardly matters.) The seven men included three resurrected beings, namely Moroni, Mahonri, and of course Joseph Smith, Jr., the other four men were all men who are living and breathing immortals that are not Highlanders, and are NOT from the Duncan McCloud clan. These are they who have purportedly lived upon this earth for over 2000 years without tasting death, and all of these four men were once hand-picked Disciples of Christ. These four included John the Beloved (the one who Jesus loved), as well s the three Nephites (whose names had never been revealed until they were revealed to Christopher), who are now recognized by Nemelkite followers as Timothy, (Nephi’s brother), Mathoni, and Mathoniah. (Timothy’s own son Jonas was also one of the North American disciples, but for some reason failed to make the cut as one of the three Nephites. See 3 Nephi 19:4 for details) The entire meeting was ostensibly remembered and recorded by Christopher and in Nemelkite circles it is fondly regarded as simply “The Boat Story”.
Below is a screen shot from Nemelka’s blog. To see it larger and more clearly, right click on the words, and then click “View Image.” These words are from the transcripts of an interview between Chris Nemelka and Stephen Dark of the Salt Lake City Weekly.
Did Chris tell the truth? Share facts if you know them, and how they can be verified.
Hey Todd … what does all this mean ??
Did Josh’s e-mail originate from Texas??
If so, does Chris’s e-mail(s) sent today (see other list) also come from Texas? Maybe you’ve found a way to answer your querey without anyones drivers licenses???
Re: To Todd
Its moot it in no way clears Chris. In his latest post here as Josh he gaves us the account access and wrote:
(Note: you will find some prepared posts in the “Draft” section of this E-mail account that you can send on to yourselves if you wish, and then you, too, can become a “Josh”. )
This is from the sealedportion yahoo discussion group when Nemelka continued lying after he was caught pretending to be Joshua Farnsworth who was a faux online identity Chris used to insult, bully, and degrade male investigators. Particularly those who were asking sincere and logical questions that he could not answer.
Chris is Josh, he has pretty much admitted it by proving that it was
he sending out all those emails. HE personally read each email before
sending it out, so even if someone else wrote it, it was HIS
responsiblity and he would have had to somewhat agree with whatever
was written to send it out.
If I were to send out a terroristic threat over an anonymous email
address, from my home computer, then told the cops well someone else
wrote it, I just sent it out, and still offer NO proof whatsoever I
would find myself in jail.
Even with Chris’ latest excuse it still shows he is a liar. He now
admits Josh is a made up identity, a made up email address. Where
before he testified that Josh was a real identity, a distinct and
separate person that anyone could meet and a real lawyer.
Chris, I testify that if you come up against real prophets of God, and
lie before them, and persecute them as you have, that the effects of
your actions will have bad consequences eventually. So have your fun
now all you can, I do not see anything but darkness and misery in
your future, and the sad part is you created it yourself. At the end
of it all you will be a lonely old man with hardly a friend in the
world, except for the Moroni’s and Joseph Smith’s in your head.
OK, Jumpin’ Jack Mormon,
Let me list a few things that I think should be of concern to all seekers and the honest in heart. I will give out this list over several posts and then my work here should be done. I may post now and then after this, but hope to remove my attention elsewhere.
(1) The most glaring problem is Chris deceiving us into thinking that it was a separate person (Joshua) calling me and others obscenities. Anyone who uses such insulting language should not be trusted by any disciple.
Yes, Joseph Smith and other teachers had faults, but nothing like this. Joseph Smith was kind, even to his enemies and Chris has no enemies comparable to that Joseph had. He thinks that I am his enemy and I wish him no harm. I only wish the truth to be revealed.
Can Chris Nemelka be trusted? You MUST READ THIS to understand how false and mentally deranged (our opinion) the “true messenger” really is. Refer to this post to understand how members of his group came to know that one of the group members – a fanatically devoted acolyte of Chris Nemelka – was actually Christopher Nemelka himself. Notice also how hard Nemelka tries to affect a different personality and writing style.
Everything quoted below is in fact Christopher Nemelka writing under the guise of being this devoted follower of himself.
Boy, it sure is hard to restrain myself from making some comments on the stuff floating around on this discussion board. I’ll try hard, very hard, to maintain a professional attitude in what I am about to say. First of all I know that there are many more people than those of you that follow this group that believe in TSP and don’t choose to take part in these discussions. Why? Because you guys are “straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel”. Okay, don’t be offended Boys when I bruise some egos here: I am not going to speak for Christopher, he can speak for himself, but I know him a lot better than most of you, not that I have spent a lot of time around him, but because I have read (something most of you haven’t done) most if not all of his expounding on TSP.
If you Boys take offense to what I am going to say, then I’ve got assume it proves a guilty conscience. If you don’t get offended, its because it doesn’t pertain to any of you. I once asked Christopher who he trusted in this work of all those who he has met. He’s already made it known that he can’t know a person’s true intent and heart until he touches that person on contact, without further adieu, I am going to tell you that he doesn’t fully trust anyone that he hasn’t physically touched.
The purpose of this web site is to allow public scrutiny regarding a man with a checkered past. A man who claims he is the reincarnated Hyrum Smith and has translated the “Sealed Portion” of the Book of Mormon from ancient and authentic gold plates using the Urim and Thummim spoken of in the Old Testament and Book of Mormon. That he has a “Mandate” from God (or superior advanced beings from another galaxy) to complete the mission of the Mormon Prophet Joesph Smith. Such a claim, may not be unreasonable within the realm of Mormon culture depending on how one views the likelihood that Chris Nemelka is the “Second Prophet”.
This is a MUST READ. In 1993, Chris reveals his mind-set when he wrote the sealed portion and entered polygamy. Read “I Was A Fanatic” (circa 1993). Below is a quote from this book where he bragged about his ability and plan to manipulate and deceive.
Nemelka states: “… At this point I had learned through research and study that the Book of Mormon, The Bible, The Koran and many other religious works were works of man to control the minds of the masses who aren’t as smart as the authors were. I knew I was smart. So why not create my own scripture. I realized how easily men and women were manipulated and deceived. I decided to take off where Joseph Smith left off and bring about the sealed portion of the gold plates which Joseph was forbidden to bring forth when he claimed to have the gold plates in 1827. Along with my scripture writing, which was quite amazing and fooled a lot of people, I decided to enter the realm of plural marriage. Why not? My present wife still had a testimony of Joseph Smith and as long as she thought he was a Prophet, I could do the things which he did and justify them as being the things which God would have me do. I soon found myself taking another wife. The only place one can find bunch of women who believe in plural marriage is within the secret societies of Mormon fundamentalism.”
Here is Christopher’s version of ethical financial dealings. Hold your horses on this one.
The clip below was cut and pasted from Christopher’s Daily Journal located at www.thesealedportion.com/cmnblog Date: Jan. 19
See Affidavit Below. When Christopher Nemelka was a prisoner in the Salt Lake County jail, he confided in his cell mate that he was writing The Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon, pretending his words actually from ancient gold plates, with the express purpose of selling it to the LDS Church who would buy it to keep it off the market. Nemelka would write at night and then read what he had written to his cell mate, Jeff Richins, who said it did sound like scripture.
Jeff Richins further said Nemelka admitted he was receiving money from a woman he had convinced that he (Nemelka) was a prophet translating the gold plates and asked Richins to help him in continuing The Sealed Portion fraud. Nemelka bragged about his physical, writing and seduction prowess.
Helping the Poor and Needy? What a Con!
In our opinion, it seems as if Ida Smith may not be the first older woman whose money Christopher utilized for his own shenanigans. Odd, isn’t it, that God, aliens, semi-mortals and resurrected beings would pool their infinite wisdom and come up with Chris Nemelka to solve the world’s financial problems so as to eliminate the poor and needy, considering his strong financial background of being a deadbeat dad, living off women, avoiding taxes, putting assets in other people’s names, psychologically pummeling followers for money to – pay his debts, help the poor and needy, then using it to buy himself a Recreational Vehicle?* Seems like far too many people involved with Chris end up poor and needy, including his children, while Chris lives off the spinnings of his deceptions. After reading what is posted below concerning a poor, 70 year old woman who lent Chris her good credit, it is easy to understand why judges have used the words “reprehensible” and “troglodytic” to describe Christopher Nemelka. This is our opinion. God bless the Nattrass family.
In our opinion, this is a winner. This should set a new legal precedent. Poor Rodney, manipulated to publicly humiliate himself like this. The fact that the Mormons did not respond makes me respect them a little bit more now.
What think ye?
Judge Says it’s OK to Call Nemelka a Fraud Regarding Sealed Portion
Below are some highlights and pieces of evidence from a court ruling. These are all out of context and out of order, so we have provided the whole legal document on public record (see below) so you can see his side of the story as well. Nonetheless, in the interest of saving the public some time, here are some quick snapshots from inside that document relating to fraud and defamation:
Why would Mr. The “Real” Truth not allow comments or discussion on his blog? The master of information control must have something to hide. As people familiar him and with his lifelong pattern of deceiving and manipulating people, and after being alerted to the false information he’s putting forth in his blog as truth, we said Game’s Over dude. We have created a public forum where Chris Nemelka has no control over what is said.
When Nemelka tells you this site was created by enemies who are just a group of scorned followers angry because Nemelka rejected us from his fold, believe it not. We never joined and we never got the boot and we’re not LDS. However, we have facts that contradict what he calls “the real truth.”
On his blogs we identified countless exaggerations, twisted facts, contradictions, revisions of history, and outright lies. Out of concern for you and the families he wants you to sacrifice, we had to speak up.