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Just Imagine if Bob Malm Were Really a Christian

There’s an interesting story in the news that underscores a key question in this conflict: What would it be like if Bob Malm really were a Christian? The story involves St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Regina, Canada. Overnight, vandals broke in, breaking glass, topping statues, and otherwise damaging the church. Here’s what one Catholic official said: Of course,… Read More »

See for Yourself: The 2016 Confidential Settlement Proposal that Dysfunctional Bob Malm Rejected

With Grace Episcopal Church set to hold its annual parish meeting Sunday the 27th, here’s a potentially useful inflection point. Specifically, in January 2016, through my attorney, I offered to settle the matter in exchange for nothing more than Bob Malm’s written agreement to act like a priest. That’s right — simply stop disparaging me and stop interfering… Read More »

Out of Town and #Metoo

Well, it’s another road trip for the long weekend, off to sign some paperwork. More to come on that. Meanwhile, lots of interesting conversations with the Diocese of Virginia, including one in which the church basically told me that it has no problem with clergy retaliating against someone if they complain to the diocese. It’s conversations like that… Read More »

Easter Advertising Starts This Weekend

Although Easter is late this year, we’ll be launching relevant paid advertising across various media starting this weekend, with a heavy emphasis on social media. Themes center on Bob Malm’s infamous quote, “Jesus is Truth,” Bob’s various lies and misrepresentations (including falsely telling the court that I have violated the existing court order), the meaning of Easter, and… Read More »

A Blast From the Past: Internal Controls Checklist

As the St. Dysfunction vestry meets tonight to discuss, inter alia, the church’s 2019 budget, here’s a great bit of context I came across from my old blog: A completed version of the Episcopal Church’s internal controls checklist. The denomination asks that all parishes complete this as part of the annual audit required under canon law. As you… Read More »

What Does Jesus Think of Shunning?

One of the recurring themes in the Gospels is Jesus’ distaste for those who served as a stumbling block to the faithful. Given that, thanks to Bob Malm, every single member of my family has now renounced Christianity, I wonder what Jesus would say to Bob Malm today.

Episcopal Church Suspends Statute of Limitations for Clergy Abuse, I Call BS

As many know, The Episcopal Church has lifted the statute of limitations on clergy abuse. The Diocese of Olympia therefore has invited victims to come forward. My advice: Think twice! Per Bishop Shannon Johnston AND Bishop Chilton Knudsen, retaliation is not actionable on the basis that it is “not of weighty and material importance to the ministry of… Read More »

More on Bob Malm’s 2014 Bonus

By the way, when one contemplates the wisdom of paying Bob Malm a $100,000 bonus in 2014, especially in light of the church’s failure to plan for the replacement of the school’s HVAC system, it’s important to know that there were vestry members who wanted to give Bob the full $200,000. That’s right, folks, there were vestry members… Read More »

Grace Church by the Numbers

With Grace Church’s annual parish meeting now only a few weeks away, it’s worth looking at the effects Bob’s multi-year campaign of bullying and harassment, directed towards me and my family, have had on the parish. The data are not good. In 2014, the year our conflict began, the church had 525 households and 317 pledging units. Total… Read More »

Will Grace Episcopal Close? It’s Looking More and More Likely

Estimates suggest that 60 percent of church buildings constructed after WWII will close in the next decade. Currently, 100-200 churches close every week, with most of those closing focused primarily on the needs of their members, versus reaching out into the community. Indeed, less than 20 percent of Americans attend church regularly—yet Bob Malm’s response when members leave… Read More »

Grace Episcopal: Lack of Accountabilty

One of the recurring themes in my experiences with Grace Episcopal, aka St. Dysfunction, is lack of accountability. Lack of accountability by Bob Malm, by the vestry, by parish “leaders,” by Jeff “Sugarland” Chiow, and more. As I’ve said many times, where but church can a key employee, Bob Malm: Lie to vestry members about important HR issues… Read More »