SDA Trademark Abuse Goes to U.S. 6th Circuit Appeals Court

by sighandcry on August 17, 2010


The Seventh-day Adventist Corporation continues to flex its muscles in manipulating the legal system to crush the religious liberty from a small dissident sect of Seventh-day Adventists who refuse to bow down and stop using the name “Seventh-day Adventist” to identify their church and its religious beliefs. When the defendant, Walter McGill, representing the Creation Seventh-day Adventist church, argued his case before the U. S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals based on the practice of religious freedom under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the three-judge panel rejected the plea by explaining that “Congress did not intend the statute to apply against private parties.” To review the summary of this case and download the complete court record follow the link below.

6th Circuit Court Case Involving General Conf. Corporation of SDA’s vs. Walter McGill/Creation SDA Church

With this apparent victory to embolden their sinister purposes, and the increasingly indifferent attitude of the U. S. judicial system towards religious liberty issues, it will not be long before the corporate S.D.A. legal machine begins its pursuit of the dissident “upshoot” that they despise and fear the most, the Shepherd’s Rod. This is a most serious threat to Davidian Associations that are incorporated with the state in order to secure IRS 501c3 status.


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Walter McGill August 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Hello Friends,

Thank you for consistently reporting on this matter. “Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” [Rev. 13:4b]

It is not definite whether we shall file an appeal with the Supreme Court yet. We are still seeking support for the expenses, though there are some attorneys interested in briefing the case. Our lead attorney continues to work pro bono.

You have every right to fear what may be coming to other Adventist groups as the result of this latest opinion. And we are certain that the GC will find a way to take this matter to international levels, since 1) they have not yet succeeded in silencing the voice of protest online, 2) they have not been successful in collecting the sanction of $35,000 in attorney fees from me, 3) they have not been able to gather limited discovery to assist in the enforcement of their permanent injunction, and 4) they have not been able to permanently dispose of our church signs at the Guys, TN property. In fact, they have generally failed in most of their attempts to put us “out-of-business.” The only websites they have confiscated are the ones within US jurisdiction or WIPO in Geneva.

An international raid or inquisition is what they must undertake to “utterly silence the voice of dissent and reproof.” (GC 635)

Thanks again for your coverage. We expect the order for arrests in the US to be forthcoming. Please keep your ears and eyes open for this.

Yours in the Blessed Hope,
Pastor “Chick” McGill
Kalangala UGANDA

Pastor Walter McGill January 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Hello Friends,

I see that this thread is not very active. I hope some of you do monitor it.

On December 23rd, Magistrate Judge Bryant recommended further sanctions against me and my assistant, Lucan Chartier. These sanctions include some jail time and further fines. All the legal documents are stored at the website with key words “whypastorwaltermcgill….” We are awaiting District Judge Breen’s order.

A high tier law firm in Wash. DC has taken up our case and petitioned the US Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari. You can find the full text online by a Google search. The GC has notified counsel that they will try to stop this case from being heard. The reason is because they stand to lose something no matter which way the Court opines. The principle issue here is the RFRA and how it is to be applied.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Respectfully, in Christ,
Pastor Walter McGill (aka Pastor “Chick”)

SR-admin January 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Dear Bro. McGill:

Although it may appear that no one is watching, we are diligently at the post willing to report regarding the GC’s activities to suppress religious freedom. We appreciate your update and will pass the information along. We are also going to be preparing some reports in the future regarding how the Seventh-day Adventist church is casting out members who choose to exercise there conscience to study the Rod message and end up disfellowshipped without due cause.

There is another website that is sounding the alarm on a number of religious liberty cases involving the church, including the Creation Church of SDA’s. The link is listed below.

Pastor Walter McGill February 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm


A bit of new information is available.

Firstly, the latest news reported.

Secondly, a friend-of-the-court brief in support of McGIll.

Thank you for your continued support.

Pastor “Chick”

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