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Uncovering the Truth: The Controversy Surrounding the Fabricated Nelson Mullins Report

Who are the individuals really behind the Nelson Mullins report?

Unmasking the deception perpetrated by the false Nelson Mullins report has been a contentious issue in recent legal battles involving Celebration Church and its affiliates. The report, which has since been debunked, was used as a basis for defamation and conspiracy lawsuits against individuals associated with the church.

In these legal proceedings, ARC leadership has shown a vested interest in keeping the identities of those behind the report hidden. The report was alleged to be a smear campaign aimed at concealing embezzlement, conspiracy, and fraud within the church, to illegally seize its assets. 

The federal lawsuit which mentions the report as well, brought to light concerns about wire fraud, intimidation, and extortion. The timing of the report's release to the media, coinciding with the opening night of the ARC conference in April 2022, raised additional suspicions about a conspiracy with a sinister agenda.

The controversy is easily solved by understanding the simple and easily discoverable truth that Celebration and ARC collectively have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorneys fees to try and stop from coming out in a court of law. The simple truth: The report is not an ecclesiastical document. It is a fabricated cover-up narrative orchestrated by criminals to perpetrate organized fraud and get away with it.

This is the only way this type of fabricated narrative in the report can be taken seriously. What happened at Celebration and the ousting of their pastors had nothing to do with church doctrine, church discipline, church leadership or church operations. Those were the necessary components of the scheme- to cloak it as a "religious matter" and "church dispute" to hide what it really was. It was a criminal racketeering scheme, cloaked with the facade of religion. The report wasn't an ecclesiastical report for the church. It wasn't made for the church, it was made for much more- the media. That's why it was published to the media two days before it was put up on the church website.

In this series we will be looking into never seen before evidence surrounding the defendants scheme, but today we start with who are the anonymous individuals in the mysterious firm, who were the driving force of the scheme.

In the civil defamation case, attorney and co-defendant Lee Wedekind mentioned three parties involved in the creation of the report: Nelson Mullins, the church trustees, and a mysterious "firm." This setup is reminiscent of organized fraud and racketeering schemes, where a facade of a legal firm may be used to engage in illicit activities.

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The defendants clearly implied the "firm" was comprised ecclesiastical figures, who allegedly acted in accordance with biblical principles.

Exerpts from attorney and co-defendant Lee Wedekind's motion to dismiss:

Thereafter, Nelson Mullins provided its report to the board of trustees “to assist the Board in fulfilling its biblical and legal obligations.” (Report at 4.) The firm concluded that, “[s]ince at least 2019, the Weemses’ leadership of the Church ha[d] been inconsistent and unbiblical.” **

Nelson Mullins—through Mr. Wedekind and others— conducted and completed its investigation of the Weemses on behalf of the Church. Mr. Wedekind and Nelson Mullins performed their investigation according to biblical principles. (Report at 6.) **

Thereafter, Nelson Mullins provided its report to the board of trustees “to assist the Board in fulfilling its biblical and legal obligations.” (Report at 4.) The firm concluded that, “[s]ince at least 2019, the Weemses’ leadership of the Church ha[d] been inconsistent and unbiblical. **

The firm found that, “[t]hrough their actions, Stovall and Kerri Weems have disqualified themselves from pastoral leadership.” (Id.) It proposed that the Church rebuke the Weemses as set forth in Saint Paul’s First Epistle to Saint Timothy (id.): “Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.” 1 Timothy 5:19–20. **

However, when pressed for evidence, Mr. Wedekind, Nelson Mullins and the firm refused to provide any proof or evidence of their findings stated in the report, and also refused to reveal any of the ecclesiastical "experts" involved. Instead they immediately resorted to ecclesiastical abstention, essentially admitting to the invalidity of the report, by accepting as true the allegations that the report was false and fabricated. The individuals behind this secretive "firm" have evaded accountability and remain in darkness, shrouded in secrecy.

What the trustees, Nelson Mullins and "the firm" failed to recognize was the most basic of tenets of the Christian faith. It renders all their "biblical principles" obsolete and is actually in accordance with "the fruitless deeds of darkness."

Scripturally, any rebukes, accusations, or offenses against any person must be done in the light. The people involved must be known. Biblically, transparency and accountability in these situations are the only prescribed method by God. There are no anonymous elders in scripture that are allowed to bring rebukes and accusations against another elder or congregant and remain anonymous and unaccountable for their words and actions.

In the case of the scripture quoted above (1 Tim 5:19-20), charges against an elder must come with the evidence of two or three witnesses to the person being accused, with the known elder. In this case, Timothy was the elder; he was absolutely forbidden to be anonymous in this process. He must stand known before all if he is to rebuke before all. Rebuking anyone in the presence of the church was to be done in the light to ensure accountability of everyone involved, Timothy included, the witnesses, and the congregation.

There is not one example in the entire Bible where members of a community of faith or their elders are allowed to bring accusations against other congregants or elders anonymously. It undermines the very core of the covenant fellowship aspect of our faith, sowing gossip, slander and discord. It's basically a text book example of what the bible describes as a "false witness." (Matthew 18:15-17, Exodus 20:16, Proverbs 19:5, John 3:19-20, Luke 8:17, Proverbs 16:28, Proverbs 6:16-19)

The firm's perverted interpretation of scripture

In essence, the firm's perverted interpretation and application of 1 Timothy 5:19-20 is both tragic and laughable, rooted , as it is, in deceit and heresy. In the minds of Nelson Mullins and the firm, it must have read something like this:

“Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the unproven report of anonymous, unaccountable witnesses. And if the person accused challenges their claims, go into hiding yourself, and rebuke the elder anyway, but don't let him or the church know it's you. And post these anonymous rebuke letters all over town and send them to every city, anonymously of course. Make sure to call him a false prophet, a wolf in sheep's clothing, etc, you know all the most serious irredeemable qualities you can think of. Also include rebukes to him for wanting to know who his accusers are, how dare he. But the most important thing in all of this, is staying anonymous and unaccountable. Of course you wont have any proof of what you are saying, so just keep saying it over and over and spend the church's money and hire lawyers to lead the flock and keep you anonymous. Because all who love the truth hide in darkness and don't come to the light. Timothy, these types of anonymous destructive accusations will cause everyone else to be in fear, fearing they might receive the same fate. This is how to keep everyone in line." 1 Timothy 5:19–20 --the WANMF translation (the Wedekind, Ahr, Nelson Mullins, FIRM amplified translation).

The perversion of scripture, and the interpretation of church governance in the report is so far removed from healthy and biblical leadership, taking it seriously is very difficult. ANY scripturally sound, spiritual person will see that. With nearly every scripture on Christian community and relationships violated, it has to be taken as something else, for what it really is... a propaganda hit piece to cover criminal activity.

The report was crafted by deceitful and unethical individuals seeking personal gain in terms of property, power, and money. Typically, those involved in criminal activities do not accurately interpret the Bible, especially when trying to justify their unlawful actions. Any confusion surrounding the false report can be resolved by understanding its true nature: a fabricated cover-up orchestrated by criminals to perpetrate organized fraud and get away with it.

The pursuit of justice in uncovering the truth behind the false report and holding those responsible accountable is crucial for upholding integrity within the community of faith. Any information regarding the identity of the individuals involved in this alleged scheme is encouraged to be shared through appropriate channels. It is imperative to shed light on such misconduct to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of the community. Transparency and accountability are essential in addressing such matters and preventing similar incidents in the future.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

- Edmund Burke



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