The Creativity Movement is a white supremacist
church run by Matthew Hale. Essentially, it is a hate group
masquerading as a religious movement.
The group was formerly known as The World Church of the Creator
. The name change came about as the result of a trademark infringement lawsuit from the TE-TA-MA Foundation, a church in Oregon, USA, which is the legimitate owner of the World Church of the Creator name:
A federal judge Thursday
held the racist group formerly led by Matt Hale
in contempt, fined it $1,000 a day and ordered its Web site shut down as long as the group continues to use the Church of the Creator name, in violation of a court order.
U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow ruled last year that Hale's group was violating a trademark by using the name, which an Oregon church, the TE-TA-MA Foundation
, had registered.
Hale, who has repeatedly attacked Jews and African Americans, is behind bars for allegedly trying to get a follower to kill Lefkow
, who he believed was biased
against him. Hale's group called the judge's decision last year part of a Jewish conspiracy.
The judge is not Jewish and had ruled for Hale's group originally before a federal appellate court reversed her.
Hale has pleaded not guilty in the criminal case and is scheduled to go to trial in September.
Thursday, attorneys for the Oregon church said Hale's group was still using the name, in violation of the court order, on its Web site, on merchandise it was selling and in other instances.
"There has been some compliance, but not full compliance," the judge said, agreeing to the penalties sought by the Oregon church's attorneys.
Todd Reardon, representing Hale's group, which now calls itself the Creativity Movement, said group members were trying to comply with the judge's order.
Frequently Asked Questions
at the group's official site.
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