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Arrest Warrants Issued; US Marshals Look for Tennessee Pastor and Assistant

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On July 5, 2012, Defendant, Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill received notice from an associate in Uganda that an arrest warrant had been issued, and US Marshals are looking for him in Tennessee.  Pastor McGIll and his church assistant, Lucan Chartier, have been sanctioned for their civil disobedience respecting the use of the name of their religion – Creation Seventh Day Adventist.

After returning to the USA from a four-year humanitarian projects mission in Uganda, Pastor McGill along with his assistant received notice of a court order authorizing US Marshals to take them into custody if they did not comply with a permanent injunction to cease and desist using their religious name on the Internet and Church house advertising. Though the pastor could have fled back to Uganda wihout event, he was counselled by God to face the consequences of his consciencious obedience to the requirements of His Maker.

The Court has ruled that “Creation Seventh Day Adventist” violates the trademark SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST which is owned by the General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists in Silver Spring, MD. Since the pastor and members of the religion hold the name “Creation Seventh Day Adventist” as a sacred and divinely-mandated testimony of faith, none of the court orders and sanctions have been complied with. More than $70,000 in monetary sanctions have been ordered against the Defendant.

The lawsuit began in 2006 and has reached the US Supreme Court, though the high court declined the petition without comment.  The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down an opinion favoring the General Conference SDA Church based on a technicality.  The RFRA defense claimed by Pastor McGill was ruled inapplicable since the conflict did not include the government as a party to the lawsuit.  Other circuit courts have ruled on RFRA claims in lawsuits between private parties yielding different results from that of the Sixth Circuit.  The Defendant has exhausted all modes of appeal.

Pastor McGill has said he will fast from consuming food during the time of incarceration, and he intends to turn himself over to the authorities in the Los Angeles, CA jurisdiction sometime in July. 

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    • AmericanHero

      Thats pretty sad when you have a church suing a church over the name. And why does a church need to copyright its name?
      Next some jackhole will copyright the names Jesus…Pathetic and really
      hurts the cause

    • Average Joe Bodybuilder

      what cause? it’s been this way since jesus left this earth.

    • EliYAH

      I just discovered this pastor will be arrested in Redlands, California on July 15, 2012. It seems he will hold a press conference at the Loma Linda SDA church and turn himself into the police station following the interviews.

    • Anonymous

      I am praying for this pastor. God is his defense. I wish that all ‘Christians’ would live as true as steel to principle as this pastor is.

    • Anonymous

      He was in Loma Linda? I saw his website and pictures of the Loma Linda conference church. I’m from Loma Linda and I live across the Conference Church. I heard of him, not know him personally. One thing, I don’t like him at all. He lived with a family in Canada and he was cruelly evil to them. they were beginning to find out the truth and he was so moody to them and he condemns them that they will never go to heaven. He is one of the worst accusers of them all who considers himself a servant of God. Some of the doctrines he has teached to people are from the light BUT how he really treats and acts towards his good ex-friends who were in that church who were looking up to the messages are cruel to the extremes… how he can just ignores them and condemn them to hell.

      He should apologize for his big egotistic ways towards many and many and many souls. He created so much separations among his brethen and it made them confuse and lost. What a hypocrite. One thing is to say sorry and man up to his ego for what he has done to his ex- friends who looked up to the messages and many of them are confused after he literally shuts them off. I heard so much stories from this man and it is so disgusting. Especially when a family in Canada let him lived with them in their home and is very moody and condemns them to hell. He has no patience and is a Pharisee of them all.

      -Steffy -Loma Linda, CA

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