Below is an email that Christopher sent to those witnesses whom have been asked to attend the upcoming trial.
If only Joseph Smith, Jr. had had this opportunity.
According to Echthros, Joseph Smith “got what he deserved”: murdered in cold blood.
(See PLAINTIFF’S EXHIBIT 1, Volumes I, II, III at this link , page 78.)
Christopher’s life has been threatened (or an implication of a threat) by Echthros many times. Although Christopher filed a motion in court to make the judge aware of the threats and possibly do something to mitigate these threats, the judge ruled against Christopher, as many of the world’s judges have done against other past True Messengers.
We can only hope that somehow the judge will be fair leading up to and throughout the trial.
Again, if only Joseph Smith, Jr. had had this opportunity. The world might have known him and our work in a completely different light.
(From Christopher’s Daily Journal today.)
Our witness list for the upcoming trial has been submitted to the Court.
I sent the following email to these witnesses to prepare them for the trial.
If you did not receive this email, that means that I cannot call you as a witness, unless its a rebuttal witness. I cannot force anyone not to attend, but I have pleaded that due to the small courtroom we must limit who attends. I need all of my witnesses to be able to sit in court and will ask the judge to make this so. Echthros has one or two witnesses so we should be good as to seats for our witnesses.
Here’s the email I sent:
If you’ve received this email, you have been named as one my witnesses for the upcoming trial, Nemelka vs. [Echthros].
The trial is being held on January 29th, 30th, 31st, and February 1, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., at the following location: (address withheld)
The first two days will be when I present my evidence and each of you as my witnesses. After I am done questioning you, the other side will have an opportunity to cross-examine you. So, if you can only attend one day, or two, come the first. I will have you testify and then you can leave.
I am so sorry for the travel. I wish we could afford to pay for all of your travel expenses, but we can’t. A few of you have been contacted and offered financial help. This stands for the very few whom we have already contacted. You may contact others on this list and maybe help each other attend. (Please contact Monica Smith or Laura Saiki for any of these issues.) If any of you cannot make it due to financial constraints, please let me know. You are not compelled to attend trial and if you can’t make it, that’s very okay.
A few things about the trial:
I am the Plaintiff/Counterdefendant and [Echthros] is the Defendant/Counterclaimant.
I filed a lawsuit against [Echthros] for defamation and he countersued me for Fraud and Racketeering … yep, what the mob does … Yeah, Really! 🙂
Only the witnesses [you] listed in this email are being asked to attend trial. Why? The courtroom is pretty small, and because we have determined that each of you has something important to add to the testimony that supports our case against [Echthros], the author and owner of the website, www.chrisnemelka.com, upon which is/was found most of the defamatory things that have been published about me over the years.
We had no choice but to stop [Echthros] from spreading the most vicious lies and misrepresentations, that not only affect me, but has affected each one of you and/or your family in some way that will come out at trial. It was because of [Echthros] defamatory and false information that a few anonymous cohorts were able to present information about the Humanity Party® back in 2016, that greatly impeded this important movement.
We must have a verified public record and accounting of me confronting these types of statements. The trial will provide this.
I need to help you understand a few simple things about the trial that will aid you in understanding your part in the trial.
We are suing [Echthros] for defamation. Defined by law in the Federal courts, “defamation” is:
“The term “defamation” means any action or other proceeding for defamation, libel, slander, or similar claim alleging that forms of speech are false, have caused damage to reputation or emotional distress, have presented any person in a false light, or have resulted in criticism, dishonor, or condemnation of any person.”
28 U.S. Code § 4101 – Definitions
“Slander” is verbal defamation. “Libel” is written defamation. We are suing the Defendant for libel because of his website.
According to the State of Idaho, where the Defendant lives and where we filed the lawsuit, “libel” is:
18-4801. LIBEL DEFINED. A libel is a malicious defamation, expressed either by writing, printing, or by signs or pictures, or the like, tending to blacken the memory of one who is dead, or to impeach the honesty, integrity, virtue or reputation, or publish the natural or alleged defects, of one who is alive, and thereby to expose him to public hatred, contempt or ridicule.
[18-4801, added 1972, ch. 336, sec. 1, p. 944.]
Some believe that if a person is a public figure, he or she is open game to have things said about him or her regardless of the truthfulness or intent of what is said about them. This is simply not true. Many celebrities and actual public figures (I am certainly not one) have filed defamation suits and won judgments.
(Here are a few of my notes about me being a public figure … to make you smile:)
The Defendant claims that I am a “public figure,” but writes on his website:
This sentence is a perfect example of reverse psychology being played upon those few (about fifty souls) who make up the core believers. Outside of the few Cult followers who believe Christopher is the real deal, there is not a rational person in the world who would accept this explanation as truth. Why? Because the world is smarter than that. When they see a politician like Christopher Nemelka demeaning and demonizing his critics, the red flags automatically pop up all over the place. In most people’s minds, Joseph Smith was a Charlatan who got what he deserved. (Page 78.)
Why, he was called up and chosen in a pre-earth life to come to this world and remind his followers (all fifty of them) of the truths that they forgot when they were born into the flesh. In other words, he says, “You must support me for preaching, as you are all so stupid that you can never figure this life out without my profoundly unique services…” (Page 319.)
So the so-called litmus test is really nothing but a ruse for the fifty or so people who already thing [sic] he is something to consider. (Page 331.)
Yep, that’s me! A public figure where only 50 people know who I am! 🙂
But anyways …
Also, it’s important for you to know what the Defendant thinks of you and what he will try to prove in court to counter your testimony and make you look bad. Here’s a small … very small … excerpt of what he has written about you:
The minds of the Cult Members in the MWAW are evidence enough that the human mind can become possessed and controlled by another human mind. The Nemelkites believe in Christopher and they find joy in perpetuating his nonsense to a deaf audience, and they will suffer all manner of criticism and humiliation for Christopher’s cause. They are his bobble heads, and you don’t get that title by having a rational mind that can discern truth from non-truth. It is my estimation that Christopher’s core supporters are not rehabilitatable. They have chosen to ignore red flags and have no interest of being saved from their stupidity. (Page 331)
[Echthros] countersued me for Fraud and Racketeering. Yeah, the claims are ridiculous, but he has a right to claim just about anything … read our PLAINTIFF’S EXHIBIT 1, Volumes I, II, III at this link to read over 2000 pages of his claims against me. Yeah, Really! Over 2000 pages! 🙂
There is no need for me to define his counterclaims, but in essence, he claims that I deceived him to take his money. Yeah, Really! 🙂
Unfortunately for him, the Idaho Statue of Limitations bars him from filing a lawsuit against me for these alleged crimes outside of a 3-year limitation. In other words, when he found out that I was defrauding him and committing racketeering (which, of course, I did not), he had 3 years from the time that he discovered the fraud and racketeering to file a lawsuit against me.
So, this coming Friday, October 26, 2018, I am asking the Court to dismiss his counterclaims due to the conditions of the law, as a matter of law. It doesn’t matter if I defrauded [Echthros] out of a million dollars, or that I engaged in racketeering and took all of his savings, his wife’s money, his children’s money and inheritance, and every pig on his farm. If he doesn’t file a lawsuit against me for damages within 3 years after finding out that I was committing these crimes against him, he is barred by law from filing a lawsuit.
But guess what?
[Echthros], knowing that the statute of limitations ran out, still filed the claim, and you’re not going to believe what he argues as the reason why he could still legally file his lawsuit in March of 2016, seven years after he started calling me a fraud and a conman.
Are you ready?
He claims that he didn’t actually know or believe I was a fraud until I came out in 2016 and explained who the real “Jesus Christ” was and the Real Truth about the Bros, the Book of Mormon, the Sealed Portion, and many other things that I have revealed since June 16, 2012, the exact date when I told everyone from the beginning that I would start revealing the Real Truth about everything.
Yep, [Echthros] is trying to convince the Court that it was in 2016 that he discovered the fraud and racketeering. Yeah, Really! 🙂
Now, one might think that my case for dismissal of the counterclaim is an “open and shut” easy case.
Well, if the judge who sits on the bench, who is actually “the Court” to which we refer … and the judge can personally make any judgment he wants … if this judge doesn’t like me, and he has already shown some unfavorable personality towards me, as does his court clerks who have met [Echthros] and his attorney but never met me, the judge can do whatever the hell he wants, making up his own laws.
Luckily, there are appellate courts established that keep judges inline according to the law. If for some weird, prejudiced reason the judge doesn’t dismiss [Echthros’] counterclaim during this upcoming hearing, I’ll have no choice but to appeal his decision, which I will. However, although I could motion the Court for a Stay, which means that the case is put on hold until the appeals process goes through, I’m not going to. I want [Echthros] in court where he has to face me and the Real Truth.
He will also be facing you.
So, barring the judge deciding that the case is so overwhelmingly in my favor that he issues a Summary Judgment awarding me relief against [Echthros] without going to trial … WE ARE GOING TO TRIAL!
During trial, I will be calling each of you to the stand, if time permits and the judge allows. Upon the stand, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH … ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS! There is nothing to hide, nothing you cannot say … SIMPLY TELL THE TRUTH. I will ask each of you questions on the witness stand that have to do with your personal experience and information. REMEMBER, it is YOUR personal experience and information. You cannot testify to what others might think or have experienced. You can only give testimony of what YOU experienced FIRSTHAND.
… Always be kind, compassionate, and considerate to the opposing attorney who will be cross-examining you. Look him straight in the eye when answering, or direct your answer to the judge if you feel it should be. …
So, what is it that you can do to prepare for trial and help me present you and your evidence in a clear and simple way?
You each can do the following:
Please consider the checklist provided below and ask yourself the questions and answer honestly about each item.
These questions are about me being a Cult Leader, which is something I am going to silence [Echthros] from ever saying about me again, and which will be the basis of a Federal lawsuit that I will filing against Rick Ross and his Cult Education Institute after this trial. Rick Ross has been named as one of [Echthros’] “Expert Witnesses” … Yeah, Really! (I asked Ross to take down the offending information that he personally wrote about me as an expert on his website. He ignores me. We are not going to allow this defamation any longer.)
As you go through this list, please provide me with written examples of your own experiences either for or against the allegation that I am a Cult Leader and you a cult member. Keep in mind, if the other side can bring evidence to court that I am a cult leader, and this evidence has to do with you personally, the other side will impeach your testimony. (“Impeach” means to call into question your integrity or the validity of your statement … the foolish public actually believes that impeaching Donald Trump means to remove him from office. It does not mean this. Shows you how much people really know about what is really going in our world. But anyways …)
Here is a list of cult behaviors that would be acceptable to the Court:
Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups – Revised
Janja Lalich, Ph.D. & Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.
Concerted efforts at influence and control lie at the core of cultic groups, programs, and relationships. Many members, former members, and supporters of cults are not fully aware of the extent to which members may have been manipulated, exploited, even abused. The following list of social-structural, social-psychological, and interpersonal behavioral patterns commonly found in cultic environments may be helpful in assessing a particular group or relationship.
Compare these patterns to the situation you were in (or in which you, a family member, or friend is currently involved). This list may help you determine if there is cause for concern. Bear in mind that this list is not meant to be a “cult scale” or a definitive checklist to determine if a specific group is a cult. This is not so much a diagnostic instrument as it is an analytical tool.
- The group displays excessively zealous and unquestioning commitment to its leader and (whether he is alive or dead) regards his belief system, ideology, and practices as the Truth, as law.
- Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished.
- Mind-altering practices (such as meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, and debilitating work routines) are used in excess and serve to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s).
- The leadership dictates, sometimes in great detail, how members should think, act, and feel (for example, members must get permission to date, change jobs, marry, or leaders prescribe what types of clothes to wear, where to live, whether or not to have children, how to discipline children, and so forth).
- The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s) and members (for example, the leader is considered the Messiah, a special being, an avatar, or the group and/or the leader is on a special mission to save humanity).
- The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which may cause conflict with the wider society.
- The leader is not accountable to any authorities (unlike, for example, teachers, military commanders or ministers, priests, monks, and rabbis of mainstream religious denominations).
- The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify whatever means it deems necessary. This may result in members’ participating in behaviors or activities they would have considered reprehensible or unethical before joining the group (for example, lying to family or friends, or collecting money for bogus charities).
- The leadership induces feelings of shame and/or guilt iin order to influence and/or control members. Often, this is done through peer pressure and subtle forms of persuasion.
- Subservience to the leader or group requires members to cut ties with family and friends, and radically alter the personal goals and activities they had before joining the group.
- The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members.
- The group is preoccupied with making money.
- Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group and group-related activities.
- Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members.
- The most loyal members (the “true believers”) feel there can be no life outside the context of the group. They believe there is no other way to be, and often fear reprisals to themselves or others if they leave (or even consider leaving) the group.
This checklist will be published in the new book, Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships by Janja Lalich and Madeleine Tobias (Berkeley: Bay Tree Publishing, 2006). It was adapted from a checklist originally developed by Michael Langone.
If each of you … except my mother and kids, (unless they want 🙂 … can study this checklist and write personal experiences dealing with me, the MWAW, or the Humanity Party that are directly related to, or not, to these cult behaviors and send me a brief narrative of your experiences, it will greatly help me streamline your testimony at trial. I will be asking questions to you that are directly related to the information that you send me. Anything that I have written, anything in the books, that influenced you, please use these actual statements and list them as a reference in your narrative.
That’s how you can help me …
And, oh yeah, consistent with what [Echthros’] claims about me …
ALSO SEND ME ALL OF YOUR MONEY BECAUSE GOD TELLS ME TO TELL YOU TO OR YOU WILL BE DAMNED TO AN ETERNAL HELL OF UNQUENCHABLE FIRE AND BRIMSTONE … ALSO, ONLY I GET TO SLEEP WITH YOUR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS, AND GOD TELLS ME THAT I GET TO SLEEP WITH ANY OF YOU TOO, MALE OR FEMALE, BECAUSE GOD CREATED YOU IN HIS IMAGE AND CALLED ME AS HIS PROPHET TO MERGE BY IMAGE WITH HIS, WHICH MEANS MERGING WITH YOU!!! …
But anyways … 🙂
I appreciate the help.