Why Pastor Walter "Chick" McGill is not affiliated with General Conference Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA)
"Now as in former ages, the presentation of a truth that reproves the sins and errors of the times will excite opposition. 'Everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.' John 3:20. As men see that they cannot maintain their position by the Scriptures, many determine to maintain it at all hazards, and with a malicious spirit they assail the character and motives of those who stand in defense of unpopular truth. It is the same policy which has been pursued in all ages. Elijah was declared to be a troubler in Israel, Jeremiah a traitor, Paul a polluter of the temple. From that day to this, those who would be loyal to truth have been denounced as seditious, heretical, or schismatic. Multitudes who are too unbelieving to accept the sure word of prophecy will receive with unquestioning credulity an accusation against those who dare to reprove fashionable sins. This spirit will increase more and more. And the Bible plainly teaches that a time is approaching when the laws of the state will so conflict with the law of God that whosoever would obey all the divine precepts must brave reproach and punishment as an evildoer." The Great Controversy, pp. 458, 459

  Why Pastor Walter "Chick" McGill is not affiliated
                with the General Conference Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA)

Welcome to this sacred place. It is certainly sacred, for it is a website where truth overcomes falsehood. The title of this cyber spot is "why Pastor Walter 'Chick' McGill is not affiliated with [the] General Conference SDA Adventist Church." It could just as well be titled "why Creation Seventh Day Adventist believers are not affiliated with the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists." 

No one ever saw or heard any bitterness manifested by Pastor McGill, though he has been consistent in his protest against the use of the strong arm of the civil power to impose the worldly policies of church corporations as they seek to sustain their own institutions.

While Pastor "Chick" embraces the pioneer SDA position of non-Trinitarianism as taught in the Bible, this doctrinal difference alone would not have been sufficient to separate him from the "mother church." He has also declared a serious difference between his doctrine of total victory over sin and the general SDA Church position regarding the Gospel of salvation in Christ. However, it was the unholy church-state union of the General Conference SDA with the United States civil government that became "the straw that broke the camel's back," requiring the total and permanent separation according to Revelation 18:1-5. The SDA Church began using federal and state trademark laws to prosecute (and persecute) Seventh Day Adventist believers in the 1980s.  After it was certain that the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist organizations would not stop their civil court actions, McGill and his associates separated in order to obey the Angel of the "everlasting covenant."

It is important that you understand "the why" of his "coming out" and "the how" of attaining to everlasting life through the "faith of YAHSHUA" (commonly known as "Jesus").  All who "hunger and thirst after righteousness," will surely desire to know.

Any comments or questions are welcome.  Post Pastor "Chick" at the official email address, sda_trademark_lawsuit@yahoo.com.

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General Conference of SDA Official Statement

Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church Official Statement

March 18, 2013Official NAD Letter to SDA Constituency Warning of Supporters for Pastor McGill


Adventist Research Center (Andrews University) Sends Letter of Appreciation

Read the Letter


The Image of the Beast
Pastor John Grosboll Sermon
Click to Listen

July/August 2012: Steps to Life Newsletter, Top Story by Pastor John Grosboll

Here We Stand--YAH Help Us
Click to Listen


Major Events of the Year 2012

Jackson Sun Interview of Pastor McGill and Lucan Chartier



District Court Orders

April, 2012  District Court Judge Breen orders contempt for Chartier and McGill with sanctions of federal fines and jail time.

NOTE: The General Conference attorneys requested the permanent incarceration of McGill in a Proposed Contempt Order. This would have ammounted to a "keys-in-the-pocket" incarceration which means the inmate can be released when (and only when) all of the General Conference demands are satisfied. It was a mercy from the Court, prompted by the Holy Spirit, that Pastor McGill was sentenced to only 30 days in jail.

April 15, 2012 Notice Posted by Pastor McGill on Church House in Guys, Tennessee

May 2, 2012  District Court Judge Breen orders incarceration for Chartier and McGill by the U. S. Marshals Service.


July 18, 2012  California District Court Judge Bristow grants detention of Pastor McGill by the U. S. Marshals Service.


Pastor McGill, who has been in the Los Angeles, CA area, received notification of the incarceration order on July 5, 2012, after an associate in Kalangala Uganda opened postal mail received there. The U. S. Marshals have informed McGill's wife that they are looking for him and believe he is running (after she called them to see if a warrant was in fact outstanding). Evidently, the authorities have not been to the Guys Church property since the warrants were issued. From the mail received in Kalangala Uganda, it appears that the Court has approved more than $70,000 of monetary sanctions against Pastor McGill (General Conference attorney fees reimbursements).

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Creation 7th Day Adventist Church House -- July 20, 2012


Press Conference to be held at Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists

Preempted by Church Deacons and Elders

See the "Wanted Poster"

 

McGill was apprehended by Loma Linda University Security near the red marker and forced into a police car in the parking lot about 5:30 pm, July 13, 2012.

 

Pastor "Chick" arrested July 13, 2012

Incarceration Statement Drafted by Pastor McGill on July 13th


Pastor McGill Arrested on July 13th at Loma Linda

Two days before the July 15th press conference, at which point he intended to turn himself in, McGill was arrested on the Loma Linda University campus. This marks the first time since 1989 that an Adventist has been arrested for trademark infringement of the name "Seventh-day Adventist." McGill has vowed to fast from solid foods during the period of his incarceration.

San Bernardino County Sheriff Booking Record

September, 2012 Eternal Gospel Herald Report: "Adventist Church Imprisons Pastors"

Official Prison Release Statement (video) Pastor McGill Released from San Bernardino County Central Detention Center on August 11, 2012

Text of McGill's Prison Release Statement


Independent Appeal, October 13, 2012: Pastors Seek to Avoid Life Sentence


More News About Pastor McGill's Arrest

Network TV News Sources

ABC7 WBBJ TV News West Tennessee Pastor Arrested In California

ABC7 WBBJ TV News In Print West Tennessee Pastor Arrested In California

American Vision News - Loma Linda - WBBJ TV News In Print Pastor Jailed After Following "Vision", Conscience on Church Name

CBS TV News Channel 3 WREG Memphis Pastor Arrested Amidst Church Naming Controversy


Radio News Sources

ABC News Radio - Chattanooga (also published in Knoxville, Memphis, and San Franciso) 
West Tennessee Pastor Arrested on Contempt of Court Charges

101.5FM News/Talk WNWS  Tennessee Pastor Arrested in California


Southern California Newspaper Sources

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch  UPDATE: Details of Arrested Tennessee Pastor's Split with Seventh-Day Adventists

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch Detention Hearing in Riverside for Tenn. Pastor Arrested Friday in Loma Linda

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch Detention Hearing in Riverside for Tennessee Pastor Moved Up to 2 P.M.

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch Seventh-day Adventist Church Issues Another Statement on Tennessee Pastor

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch Seventh-day Adventist War of Words Continues: Creation Official Statement

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch Tennessee Pastor in Adventist Dispute to Do Time in San Bernardino County

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch Tennessee Pastor in Adventist Dispute to Do Time in San Bernardino County - Arrest Warrant

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch Sign Unchanged for Church Founded by Tennessee Pastor Arrested in Loma Linda

The Press-Enterprise  Tennessee Pastor May Serve Entire Sentence in SB

The Press-Enterprise  Religion - Pastor May Be Returned to Tennessee


Tennessee Newspaper Sources

Jackson Sun Local Pastor Arrrested by US Marshals In California

Jackson Sun West Tennessee Pastor Arrested In California

Jackson Sun Assistant Pastor Speaks Out

Independent Appeal Guys Pastor Arrested in California - McGill claims religious freedoms were violated, vows hunger strike


Online News Sources

MercuryNews.com Tennessee Pastor Arrested in Loma Linda

Examiner.com Tennessee Pastor Arrested for Including 'Seventh-day Adventist' in Church Name


General Blog Sources

Topix.com Adventist Pastor SUED by the GC


ADVENTIST NEWS SOURCES

Adventist Today Tennessee Man Jailed For Insisting on Using the Name "Seventh-day Adventist" Despite Court Order

Spectrum Magazine Creation Seventh Day Adventist Pastor Imprisoned, Fasting

Religious Liberty.TV Two American Pastors Jailed in July

Adventist Online Religious Liberty Issues

Advent Herald Lawsuits

ENDRTIMES Tennessee Man Jailed for Insisting on Using the Name "Seventh-day Adventist" Despite Court Order

ENDRTIMES Tennessee Pastor in Adventist Dispute To Do Time in San Bernardion County

The Shepherd's Rod Speaks Church Leaders Have Independent Pastor Arrested

Total Restitution Persecuting Power - The Seventh-day Adventist Corporation

Illinois.adventistchurchconnect.org False Adventist Church Legal Outcome

IgrejaAdventist.org Tennessee Pastor Arrested for Including 'Seventh-day Adventist' in Church Name


SECOND CSDA CHURCH MEMBER ARRESTED

News About Lucan Chartier's Arrest

The Press Enterprise Tennessee Church Member Expecting Arrest in Loma Linda

Inquisition News UPDATE: Press Conference, Another CSDA Arrested


News About Release From Jail

PATCH, Redlands, CA Pastors from Guys Released from California Jail (August 13, 2012)Pastor Released From Jail 30 Days After Loma Linda Arrest in Adventist Dispute (August 11, 2012)

Spectrum Blog Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church Leaders Freed (August 12, 2012)

Press - Enterprise, Inland Southern California Breakaway Adventist denomination has underground Inland church (August 13, 2012)

WBBJ, Jackson, TN Pastors from Guys Released from California Jail (August 13, 2012)


Summary of Attacks on Creation Seventh Day Adventists


The first Adventist journal to report the controversy between Pastor McGill and the SDA organizations

(Screen-shot of the Spectrum Blog)

The second Adventist journal to report the controversy between Pastor McGill and the General Conference Church

(Screen-shot of the Adventist Today News page)


ABC TV News, Channel 7 WBBJ Jackson, Tennessee

View the Real Video file by clicking the hyperlink below.

ABC TV NEWS from February through May of 2010  
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The Vote that Changed the History of the Name SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

In April of 1994, there was a historic hearing at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in the US Patient and Trademark administration department. It was held to consider arguments on both sides of the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST trademark dispute. Virginia Stocker and William Perry (Seventh-day Adventist Church members) had submitted petitions to cancel the SDA name trademark owned by the General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists.

Two years later (February 15, 1996), the administrative panel (made up of three administrative judges) handed down their decision in favor of the General Conference Corporation by a 2-1 vote. One of the two "majority" votes was sufficient to render the majority, and that changed forever the course of history for believers adhering to Seventh-day Adventism. What a significant decision this has come to be!

The majority decision opened the flood-gates for religious persecution in America, as the General Conference Corporation was given exclusive "intellectual property rights" to the religious term "Seventh Day Adventist."



Major Events of theYear 2011


August 2011 Religious Freedom in Private Lawsuits: Untangling When RFRA Applies to Suits Involving Only Private Parties

United States Supreme Court Petition for Writ of Certiorari

April 18, 2011 McGill's Petition for Writ of Certiorari DENIED.

Screen Shot of the Search Results on the US Supreme Court website


November 8, 2010 McGill's Petition for Writ of Certiorari.

February 11, 2011  Rutherford Institute's friend-of-the-court brief in support of McGill's petition for writ of certiorari.

March 2011  General Conference SDA Opposition Brief to McGill's petition for writ of certiorari.

March 29, 2011  McGill's petition reply to General Conference SDA opposition brief.


Major Events of the Year 2010



View the February 17, 2010 and March 13, 2010 editions of the Daily Corinthian Newspaper.

Church Sign Controversy Heating Up Again: October 2010
After the General Conference filed another show-cause motion, the District Court Judge Breen filed an "Order of Reference" to set another contempt hearing before Magistrate Judge Bryant. Judge Bryant held a status conference and asked that Pastor "Chick" return to the United States to face responsibility for the continued violations of the injunction and court orders, even though the assistant pastor is named as the active member in repainting the signs and maintaining remaining church websites. Pastor "Chick" has drafted his response to the Court in care of his attorney, Charles Holliday. Read the two-page email. Read Lucan Chartier's email response.


Letters Section


November 12, 2012: Joel Galanter Formal Letter to Walter McGill

November 23, 2012: Walter McGill response to November 12, 2012 Letter from Joel Galanter

Subpoena Correspondence: Joel Galanter and Lucan Chartier

August 2012Open Letter to General Conference President, Ted N. C. Wilson from Pastor Walter "Chick" McGill

July 30, 2012Letter of Appreciation from Center for Adventist Research

An Open Letter to the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

March 3, 2012:Letter to Pastor "Chick" from Kisoro Uganda

My Open Letter to Ted N. C. Wilson, President, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Second Letter from General Conference Attorney Announcing Church Sign Take-down at the Guys, TN church house

July 2012 Letter to General Conference President from SDA Church Member

April 24, 2007: Letter from Creation 7th Day Adventists to the Seventh-day Adventist Church Members


Related Links and Archives


An Open Letter to the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

May 15, 2012 Pastor McGill Answers the General Conference Communications Department's point of view published in the Independent Appeal.

WALTER MCGILL and the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church HOAX WEBSITE

The Spiritual State of "Babylon Fallen"

Read Victims of Policy by Dr. David Aguilar, and/or listen to the Realplayer audio version.

General Conference "Damage Control 2010"--An attempt at justifying the violation of God's Law via "Corporate Image" Policy View article with comments included.

Read Pastor Walter "Chick" McGill's Story

Seventh-day Adventist Church Found Wanting

The McGill Trademark Lawsuit: SDA v. CSDA

Pastor "Chick's" Final Answer to the General Conference of SDA lead attorney RE compliance with the District Court injunction

The Writings of Pastor "Chick" McGill

My Final Chapter: An Exposition of Last Day Events

Forbes Magazine declares the Pope to be "highest earthly authority" for one-sixth of the world's population.

My Open Letter to Ted N. C. Wilson, President, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists


Legal Documentation and News

Complete SDA Trademark File at USPTO

July 13, 2012  McGill arrested in California just prior to a planned news conference at which he intended to turn himself in. Currently held in San Bernadino Detention Center.

May 2, 2012  District Court Judge Breen orders incarceration for Chartier and McGill by the U. S. Marshals Service.

April, 2012  District Court Judge Breen orders contempt for Chartier and McGill with sanctions of federal fines and jail time.

March 8, 2011  District Court Judge Breen orders contempt for Chartier and McGill.

February 18, 2011  General Conference responds to Defendant's objections to the Dec. 23rd Report & Recommendation.

January 11, 2011  Defendant's Objection to Magistrate Judge's Report was filed, and Lucan Chartier's Objection was also filed with the Court.

January 7, 2011  Defendant's Objections (for exhibit) to Magistrate Judge Bryant's Report

December 23, 2010  Magistrate Judge Bryant filed his Report and Recommendation for contempt charges.
Pastor McGill and Lucan Chartier are to receive fines and jail time.

November 9, 2010:  Cert. Filed In Seventh Day Adventist Case: Does RFRA Apply To Suits Between Private Parties?

Adventist Review: "A Victory for Religious Freedom"
The SDA Church was a major supporter of the RFRA bill in 1992-93. Will the General Conference reverse the original position in Gen. Conf. v. McGill?

October 20, 2010: Motion for Contempt
View picture of the repainted church sign at the Guys, TN church house here.

FINAL DECISION OF THE 6TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

Second Letter from General Conference Attorney Announcing Church Sign Take-down at the Guys, TN church house

Magistrate Judge's Report on May 25th Contempt Hearing

Complete version of Defendant's Appellant Brief filed with the 6th Circuit of Appeals

Condensed version of Appellant Brief filed August 17, 2009

Defendant's Response to Plaintiffs' Motion for Default

Defendant's Objection to Magistrate's Report and Recommendation

Lucan Chartier's response to General Conference demand for deposition

General Conference Attorney's response to Lucan Chartier

Lucan Chartier's response to General Conference attorney

2009: Proposed Contempt Order submitted to Magistrate Judge Bryant by General Conference attorney

January 7, 2008: McGill Response to General Conference Motion for Summary Judgment

January 7, 2008: Affidavit of Russel E. Kelly


Historic SDA Trademark Records

Trademark Folder SECTION I:  SDA TRADEMARK RELATED DOCUMENTS:
* General Principles
* Magazine and Newspaper Articles
* Lawsuit Correspondence from G.C to other Independent SDA Ministries(Since 1988)
* Replies from SDA Independent Ministries
* Lawsuits Correspondence from G.C to Creation 7th Day Adventists

Trademark Folder SECTION II:  SDA TRADEMARK Registered Internationally and Protected by Civil Power
* SDA Trademarks Registered in other countries of the World

Trademark Folder SECTION III:  WRITTEN COMUNICATIONS and REPLIES
  From: Creation 7th Day Adventists
  To: General Conference Lawyers and Elders & Other Independent Ministries


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