The sad saga of the late John Smyth, who allegedly brutally beat more than 100 boys while operating church summer camps connected with the Church of England, has been front and center in the UK, as media examine both the allegations and accusations that church officials ignored and covered up the allegations for decades. The controversy, which reaches… Read More »
Consider, for a moment, Bob Malm’s claim that this entire situation is a fabrication on my part. Leaving aside the copious written documentation, and the abysmal conduct of Dysfunctional Bob and Sugarland Chiow in court, Dysfunctional Bob’s recent tantrum proves my underlying point. Anyone who would climb in his vehicle, drive over, climb over, and start screaming and… Read More »
Looking for a friendly, welcoming church? A center for outreach and healing? If so, here’s a great example of the way people at Grace Episcopal Alexandria talk to others under Bob Malm’s reign. If this is your idea of the Christian faith, please join Grace Episcopal this Sunday. You will be warmly welcomed!
Potential logical construct construct for Catholic Churches, based on the model of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia under Bishop Susan Goff: 1. Sexual abuse is illegal. 2. Many priests have not actually been convicted of sexual abuse. 3. Therefore, those priests must be innocent of sexual abuse. 4. Thus, the church will not investigate allegations of sexual abuse… Read More »
Grace Episcopal, perjury parish
Later today, I’ll be leafletting another large swath of Alexandria, and protesting along Russell Road. Anyone wanting to say hello or, as the good Christians of Grace Episcopal are wont to do, flip me the bird, are welcome to roll by Perjury Place around 3. I wonder if Dysfunctional Bob will roll by and make more terroristic threats.… Read More »
Here’s mom’s response after struggling through my response to Melissa Hollerith’s decision that perjury is acceptable conduct for Episcopal clergy. It’s pretty bad when even hospice patients tell the diocese that it’s ethical trailer park trash. #fakechristians
Check it out—a screen cap of Melissa Hollerith’s Twitter account, in which she claims to be sharing “love, forgiveness and grace.” To that, I say bullshit. How can she make this claim when she just signed off on the notion that perjury is okay for Episcopal clergy as long as they’re not convicted? When she and other officials… Read More »
Check it out: Melissa Hollerith, wife of the Dean of Washington National Cathedral, today confirmed in writing that perjury is acceptable conduct for Episcopal clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Here is her memo: And here is my response: It is small wonder that, with so little ethical reference point, the Episcopal Church is collapsing. Indeed, the… Read More »
By the way, another story addressing Bob Malm’s perjury has been published. It’s on the Rev. Stephen Parson’s blog, Surviving Church. An internationally recognized expert on abusive churches, Stephen previously reviewed Bob Malm’s conduct, terming it “one of the cruelest forms of conduct one human can inflict on another,” and “abusive.” Yet the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia is… Read More »
And more later this week — all sharing the bad news of Bob Malm, and a denomination that says perjury is okay for clergy as long as they aren’t convicted. Yes, that would be the Episcopal Church.
It’s amazing, really. At a time when the rate at which The Episcopal Church is shedding members is surpassed only by the losses of the Presbyterian Church USA (and even that is questionable), the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia is going pedal-to-the-metal in its efforts to drive away members. How does it do that? Chiefly through its incredible blind… Read More »
If Dysfunctional Bob thought his recent terroristic threats would do anything to back me down, he was wrong. Indeed, plans include leafletting another 1000 homes before the 24th, as well as holding protests along Russell Road and several other key places. More to come!
One of the things that’s interesting about Dysfunctional Bob’s histrionics yesterday is that he still doesn’t get it. As in none of his bullying tactics will ever shut down our conflict. Indeed, every time he tries one of these stupid antics, I step things up on my end. In this case, my response has been to sharply increase… Read More »
After notifying the diocese that I have requested criminal charges against Dysfunctional Bob, there were several emails back and forth with Mary Thorpe, canon to the ordinary of the diocese. In her last one, she asked the following (emphasis added): Thank you for the clarification, Eric. It is helpful to have a clearer picture of what happened from… Read More »
A few minutes ago, while out protesting on Russell Road, well past a 1,000 foot distance from Grace Episcopal Church and Dysfunctional Bob’s home, I was approached by Dysfunctional Bob, who drove up, pulled over, got out of his vehicle, and had what appeared to be a major psychological crisis. Bob was screaming and threatening, asking if I… Read More »
As a victim of childhood sexual abuse by an Episcopal priest, the one thing I have found over time is that the church does everything in its power avoid individual and collective accountability. So, I have concluded that the only way to ensure that children and other vulnerable people are safe is to ban the Episcopal Church altogether. … Read More »
It’s been a while since we looked at the overall pattern of Bob Malm’s lies. So, with that in mind, this post gives an overview of Bob’s various lies, and explores the potential root causes. As to the scope of Bob’s lies, these appear to go back years. For example, Bob allegedly told Phil Smith, who at the… Read More »
Poet Criss Jami says, “Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.” But does a liar always know he’s a liar? In Bob Malm’s case, I’m not so… Read More »
Look who rolled through today! Sure hope he also contacted that real estate who came through leafleting about 30 minutes before me, LOL
As many now know, an independent commission in the UK recently released a scathing report on abuse in the Church of England. The report had its genesis in allegations of abuse involving Bishop Ball, who had ties that extended all the way to the British royal family. Sadly, the report sounds very much like the Diocese of Virginia… Read More »
One of the sad things about the myriad denominations within Christianity is that they too often fail to learn from one another. And so it is with the recent papal efforts to address abuse. These, while well intentioned, will prove problematic in exactly the same way as The Episcopal Church’s clergy disciplinary canon, Title IV, is inherently flawed.… Read More »
As the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and Dysfunctional Bob do their best to silence, smear, and marginalize me, I got a very kind tweet today from from my Twitter buddy, Dr. Vicky. And yes, us whistleblowers stick together. We will not tolerate church hierarchies that try to shut us down. So, the tweet goes on!
Earlier today, the pope issued a decree mandating various changes to abuse reporting in the Catholic Church. Among the changes: Anyone in the church, lay or clergy, who believes or suspects that abuse has occurred is required to report it to church officials. Required reporting of coverup, defined as “actions or omissions intended to interfere with or avoid” civil… Read More »
I was chatting online recently with a friend who remains active at St. Dysfunction, aka Grace Church. As the conversation unfolded, he complained about the upcoming Spring Fling Golf Outing, although it seems that he plans to attend. The conversation produced a moment of epiphany though, which is that folks at Grace appear to becoming increasingly tired of… Read More »
Here’s an important reminder of just how toxic Grace Episcopal has become under Dysfunctional Bob Malm. In this screen cap,,we see a post, believed to be from a member of Lisa Medley’s family. Lisa is a former senior warden, and has repeatedly lied about my experiences with the church. Needless to say, anyone who thinks urging another human… Read More »