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White supremacist church fined

A federal judge fined the racist group once headed by white supremacist Matt Hale $1,000 a day for continuing to use the name the World Church of the Creator. U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lefkow Thursday ordered the group now called the Creativity Movement to shut down its Web site and to surrender its membership list. Thursday was the first day the fine was in effect. Lefkow last year ruled that the East Peoria, Ill.-based group was entitled to use the name the World Church of the Creator, but her ruling was overturned in July and the trademark was given to the TE-TA-TA-MA Truth Foundation of Oregon. The Oregon-based group, which uses the name Church of the Creator, filed suit against the World Church of the Creator three years ago saying the similarity of the names gave the impression the Oregon organization endorsed Hale’s racist views. Full Story

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