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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Follow-Up Email to the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Following the childish antics of Grace parishioners while I protested outside Dysfunctional Bob’s farewell, I sent the following email to bishop Susan Goff and several diocesan officials.

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As you may be aware, I continue to protest Bob Malm’s perjury and Grace Episcopal’s organizational misconduct, while being careful to remain beyond 1,000 feet from the church and the Malm residence. Most recently, I protested outside Bob’s farewell, held this past Sunday at the church; my protests will continue indefinitely.

With that in mind, please make sure that clergy and parishioners at Grace understand that I am exercising my rights under Virginia’s anti-stalking statute, found at https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter4/section18.2-60.3/, Specifically, I do not wish to be contacted or threatened by any member of the parish, including clergy, parishioners, and staff, and am prepared to file criminal charges against any person who ignores this request, including Bob Malm and members of his family.

Note that the Rev. David Crosby continues to feel the need to contact me. Given Bob’s courtroom claim that I am a “domestic terrorist,” one would assume that Crosby would maintain a distance adequate to ensure his personal safety.

Similarly, the six members of the parish who rolled past last Sunday while making obscene gestures do themselves, the parish, and the diocese no favors. Indeed, the video footage of these persons that I captured and uploaded to the web has generated considerable discussion of organizational health, both at the church and within the diocese, and none of it has been positive.

On a similar note, the elderly parishioner who rolled up and offered to fight me, only to drive off when I pointed out that I had arranged a police detail, who was watching from a short distance away, should not threaten me again. Should he do so, I will immediately take legal action.

Lastly, I offer the observation that the online comments from Bob’s family, friends, and parishioners are causing lasting damage to the church’s reputation. These include various ad hominem attacks, including that I:
  • Am mentally ill, a notion that Bob assiduously promoted among parishioners and diocesan staff.
  • Have AIDS.
  • Physically abuse my husband Mike, who was received into the Episcopal Church in 2014, married me there, and was forced out of the church by Malm in 2015.
  • Am sexually attracted to Bob.
  • Left the parish on my own, a claim that Bob and the vestry falsely made to church members in their 2017 written talking points.
  • Engaged in criminal conduct while on the church’s vestry.
Leaving aside the mockery these actions make of the baptismal covenant, several of these comments are defamatory, and I am prepared to pursue all appropriate legal remedies against the relevant parties, including the diocese.

I therefore ask that you ensure that all involved understand that I wish no further contact with the parish or those associated with it.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

Eric Bonetti