Seventh-Day Adventist Church Has Pastor Jailed, Church Members Soon to Follow

 When the church is using the state to jail others? Truth is the SDA is married to the state and there will be no separation of the two unless there be a total spiritual clean up at the General Convention

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church Has Pastor Jailed, Church Members Soon to Follow
On July 15th, Pastor Walter "Chick" McGill of the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church will be turning himself into the custody of the U.S. Marshals service on the Loma Linda University grounds in Loma Linda, CA in response to a Federal warrant for his arrest. He has vowed to fast from solid foods during his incarceration.
He is wanted for contempt of court stemming from a lawsuit initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church over the name of his church, claiming trademark infringement. Pastor McGill has refused to change the name of his church, declaring that the name is God-given with its use required by the religion; a view that the Seventh-day Adventist church also subscribes to, at least on paper. The denomination, normally seen as a champion of religious liberty, has requested the arrest of Pastor McGill and other church members to force compliance. Several news agencies are expected to cover the event, including a brief press conference beforehand.
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 Pastor McGill may be contacted directly via email at until Friday, July 13th. If you would like more information - including references to prior coverage of the lawsuit by ABC 7 and various periodicals – please contact Lucan Chartier at (731) 607-9546 and leave a message. You may contact Lucan via email at

Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church Faces Arrest Over Name

Pastor Walter McGill and Lucan Chartier of the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church in Guys, Tenn., face arrest warrants from the U.S. Marshalls Service after refusing to comply with a court order regarding their name.
On its website, the church writes: In the year 1981 the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists enacted a civil law with the United States government, trademarking its name. From that time it has gone forward, taking faithful individuals and ministries to court who could not, in good conscience, either submit to the Conference's strategies or surrender the name "Seventh Day Adventist," believing it to be a mark of their faith. Where coercion and threats have failed, force has been employed by the leaders of denominational Adventism to accomplish their aims and "protect the church" from those it perceives as its enemies. However, "It is only when Christians mistakenly come to believe that Christ's kingdom is of this world that they resort to force in defending what they take to be its interests. [SDA Bible Commentary, Vol.5, p. 527] This fight over the trademarking of "Seventh-day Adventist" and its associated abbreviations has been going with this very small congregation since at least 2006.
In 2008, Religion Clause blogger and law professor Howard Friedman* wrote that in "General Conference Corporation of Seventh Day Adventists v. McGill, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45526 (WD TN, June 11, 2008) the court held that the trademark 'Seventh Day Adventist' is not generic and thus is protectable and that defendant illegally used the mark without permission. The court found however that that there is a material issue of fact as to whether the registered mark "Adventist" is generic and that plaintiffs had not proven that 'SDA' is a valid trademark." In 2010 after a petition for certiorari was filed, he noted, "The court refused to carve out a special exception for religious intellectual property. The petition for review filed with the Supreme Court focuses on a second part of the 6th Circuit's decision that rejected a claim that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to the case. The 6th Circuit held that RFRA applies only suits in which the government is a party." Previously the court has ordered the Creation 7th Day Adventist Church signs torn down and its website shut down, but the church's leaders have put them back up. It appears that as long as the courts hold that religious liberty laws are inapplicable in property disputes this small outshoot of Adventism will not have any right to its name.

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Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill, missionary to Africa and pastor of the Tennessee
congregation of the Creation 7th Day Adventist Church.

At the behest of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, a Federal warrant has been
issued for Pastor McGill’s arrest due to contempt of court for “trademark infringement.”
He is turning himself in to the authorities and will be fasting from solid food
during his incarceration.

Sunday, July 15th @ 2:00pm Pacific

Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists (Campus Street)

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, a world-wide religious body known for its strong
religious liberty stance, has petitioned Federal courts to issue a warrant for Pastor
McGill’s arrest after his refusal to comply with court orders requiring him to cease
using the name of his religion—a name that, according to the denomination, is
“confusingly similar” to their trademark church name.

The case has gone to the Supreme Court, with McGill arguing that the term describes
his religion, and his use is required in order to practice his faith. The Courts agreed,
acknowledging that requiring him to stop employing the name would “substantially
burden” his religious practice, further noting that McGill had “no intent to confuse or
deceive the public,” as he embraced the name “based on divine revelation.”

Regardless, the Seventh-day Adventist church successfully argued a technicality that
the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)—a law they lobbied for originally—
should not be applied to private party cases, thus forbidding the court from considering
McGill’s First Amendment defense. Interestingly, the Seventh-day Adventist
church reversed its position at the Supreme Court level, instead arguing that the
RFRA should be applied in private party cases—just not in this one.

Seventh-day Adventist spokesmen have denied that there is any religious liberty issue
attached to the case, calling it “purely legal” despite the court’s acknowledging
Pr. McGill’s religious convictions as being sincere. Ellen G. White, considered a
prophetess by both the Seventh-day Adventist denomination and Creation Seventh
Day Adventists, stated in the mid-1800s that the name was God-given, and its use is a
requirement for all of the faithful.

More information may be found at:
Summary of the Conflict:
Chronological Lawsuit History:

The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church organizations have been actively pursuing seizure of Internet websites that they do not feel comfortable allowing.

They have even sued the United States for trademark infringement.

When you enter this site, you shall be able to select different links in order to better understand the unique story of one Pastor Walter McGill (aka Pastor "Chick").

He has suffered persecution from the SDA Church organizations since 2006. The General Conference leaders wish to obliterate this website also, but so far they have failed because this website does not violate any court-ordered injunction. It is a work of a journalist, compiling information that the public may use in order to better understand the conflict between McGill and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Before entering this site, you may wish to visit the Wikipedia entry online, Courthouse News Service, and read the Washington Post article "Who owns the word 'Adventist' or 'Catholic'?" by clicking here or here to familiarize yourself.



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