It's been a long time since Joseph and Brigham, but they'd both be right proud of the folks they left in the desert; apparently they can still swing some weight in Utah.An evangelical Christian minister claims he was unlawfully arrested while trying to tape a performance of a Mormon-themed pageant in the Clarkston Cemetery near Logan Friday night.There are of course two sides to this story but I'd sure like to know from the Logan PD just what law was broken ... "disorderly conduct" is a strawman, catchall when the police don't have grounds to arrest someone but want to!Joel Kramer, 39, was arrested and booked for disorderly conduct after he told a Cache County sheriff's deputy he was not violating any laws by videotaping the pageant. The pageant depicts the life of Martin Harris, an early disciple of Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The LDS are well known for their secretive rites and rituals; substantial material has leaked out though. Both disillusioned former members and cult researchers, such as Kramer have acquired considerable insight and documentation to raise a number of challenges to LDS theology and doctrine. At a minimum they are an eccentric, psuedo-Christian personality cult."These are free pageants, so there's no copyright violation and I'm within my rights to be on public land," Kramer said. "I feel like it was the LDS church influence. That's the reason I was arrested."Duh! You think? Sorry, I lost my head ... of course you were Joel. Your whole family is "red-lined."Kramer is the director of Living Hope Ministries, a non-denominational ministry based in Brigham City, that says its mission is to bring Bible truths specifically to members of the Mormon church.I thank God for people like Kramer, Walter Martin, etc. who've contributed so much to the knowledge base and literature on cults.
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