This is a victory for the Baha’i’s Under the Provisions of the Covenant, and a victory for the freedom of speech, the separation of church and state and the core values of the American system as espoused and envisioned by the American founding fathers.
Now at the 390th year anniversary of the Mayflower Compact and the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock both in 1620; and in precise time for both the Day of the Covenant celebration and the memorial ascension of Abdu’l-Baha commemorating the activation of the sacred Charter of the Kingdom (see World Order of Baha’u’llah, p. 144) the Will and Testament (W&T) of Abdu’l-Baha, on the 26th and 28th of November respectively; as well as coinciding with the American Thanksgiving Holiday: once again the Covenant-breakers in Wilmette and Haifa have been thwarted in their attempts to shut down the public teaching effort and close down all the websites and publications of the Baha’i’s under the provisions of the Covenant.
In order to get out of the 6-66 injunction Joel Marangella and the other splinter groups fearing that if Abdu’l-Baha’s aghsan son, Mason Remey was bound by the 6-66 injunction, this would pass on down to his successors, stood up and publically confessed in the courts of law that in fact they were not the successors toMason Remey at al but his RIVALS!! Thus a legal confession to being a) boldfaced usurpers attacking Mason; and b) to being outside the provisions of the Covenant altogether. Thus, in order to save their own butts, so to speak, they admit they are not the successors to Baha’u’llah, Abdu’l-Baha,Shoghi Effendi and Mason Remey the son of Abdu’l-Baha!!!
In the case of the BUPC, we were able to testify in open court, 1) that Dr. Jensen who left the NSA in New Mexico in 1964 was never bound by the 6-66 injunction at all. We further pointed out that the Publishers and the IBC/UHJ established by him are not the sucessorship to Mason Remey, but are the lineal sucessorship to Baha’u’llah, Abdu’l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi, and then comes the UHJ set up on January 9, 1951 by Shoghi Effendi as that first IBC that the Hands demolished and which was then re-established on January 9, 1991 by Dr. Leland Jensen. As such, none of the entities, Dr. Jensen, the Publishers or the IBC/UHJ (www.UHJ.net) were in legal succession to Mason Remey, therefore none of them are bound by the 6-66 injunction.
November 23, 2010 9:11 PM
A federal court in Chicago has ruled a group of self-proclaimed orthodox Baha’i believers can keep calling themselves Baha’i despite a 1966 court decision that stopped an offshoot organization from using the Baha’I name. Today, the federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the 1966 decision does not apply to a different offshoot known as the Orthodox Baha’i Faith. Though the judges criticized the ruling from more than four decades ago as wrongfully trying to resolve a question of religious authority, they determined it was amoot point since the original defendants led a denomination that no longer exists. Tuesday’s ruling sidestepped any questions about whether a religious organization can trademark its name or icons. North American Baha’is have been based in Chicago ever since believers came to the U.S. about 90 years ago. Adherents of the Orthodox Baha’i Faith–about 50 strong in the U.S.–believe the mainstream Baha’i faith — about 5 million strong in the world — has strayed from the religion’s original teachings.
— Manya A. Brachear