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Halloween Horror: The Zebra, Alexandria’s Good News Newspaper, Reports Local Filmfest Includes Movie With Bob Malm

This one is all trick and no treat. The Zebra, Alexandria’s all-good-news media outlet, reports that the 13th annual Alexandria Film Festival includes a movie that includes an appearance by perjuring Episcopal priest Bob Malm, former rector of Grace Episcopal, otherwise known as St. Dysfunction. The Sydney Pollack film Random Hearts, one of the lowest rated films ever… Read More »

Coming Soon to a Diocesan Convention Near You!

Despite Dysfunctional Bob’s departure, I continue to stand up to the narcissistic bully that is the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. With that in mind, I’m continuing to protest throughout the Alexandria area, including making the rounds of area Episcopal churches, schools, etc. I’m also continuing to leaflet and will be making a special guest appearance outside the diocesan… Read More »

Second Lawsuit

Steps are now under way to file a second lawsuit against Grace Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Susan Goff, and several other parties, including multiple church staff, volunteers, and independent contractors. I anticipate the suit will be filed in Pennsylvania and will involve multiple plaintiffs. Several of the defendants will be added once the initial suit… Read More »

Will Susan Goff Tell The Truth?

Will Susan Goff put her money where her mouth is and admit that Bob Malm committed perjury? Or will she continue to deny the truth and show all the world what is becoming increasingly obvious, which is that The Episcopal Church is morally bankrupt, interested only in its fast dwindling power and prestige? Will she put into practice… Read More »

Subpoenas Issued

Earlier today subpoenas went out in my lawsuit against Grace Episcopal Church, Susan Goff, and the diocese. Most likely, Grace will receive its subpoena tomorrow, while Susan Goff’s subpoena may take a day or so. Both are for the production of documents. Following is the email I sent to the diocese and Grace church’s vestry. In a nutshell,… Read More »

Will Sugarland Chiow Lie for Jesus?

With my lawsuit now filed against Grace Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and Susan Goff, an interesting question arises: Will Sugarland Chiow resume his ethically questionable behavior? Past incidents include: Apparently signing off on the vestry’s talking points, which claimed that Mike and I left the parish on our own, despite the fact Jeff knew otherwise. Making… Read More »

Another Sign Grace Episcopal is Dying

One sign of a vibrant organization of any sort is that it has news. Lots of it. Things happening, events taking place, opportunities to engage. Other than Dysfunctional Bob’s departure, Grace Church has no news. None. That suggests Grace is lurching towards existential crisis and possible closure. Before we go further, let me preempt the words-don’t-mean-what-words-mean crowd at… Read More »

Word on the Street: Grace is Toxic

I recently had lunch with several clergy friends of mine. It was a good time and I was careful not to bring up the matter of Grace Church, for fear of putting friends in an awkward place.  That said, it was not long before the topic came up. I played fair and tried to remain non-committal, instead listening… Read More »

Financial Transparency: What It Really Looks Like

Some time ago, I posted an example of a transparent church budget developed by a parish not too far from Grace. Included in the budget were line items for the compensation of each member of the clergy and staff, as well as sufficient detail to allow anyone who’s curious to learn more. Indeed, the church’s budget is published… Read More »

Leafleting This Week

Later this week I will leafleting a large swath of the city, with a focus on a high-value area near King Street. Efforts likely will spill into next week, but I plan to do another 1,000 homes in short order.  I’m also gearing up to increase visibility coming into the holidays, including ramping up at shopping areas and… Read More »

Heaven Help Us: More on Interims and Organizational Narcissism

In earlier posts, I discussed organizational narcissism and the challenges it poses for an interim and Grace church. This article more fully explores these concepts, with an emphasis on the difficulties organizations face when they seek to change. So what is organizational narcissism? (Note that we are here referring to the high self-esteem variant. There are others.) A… Read More »

Happy Sunday!

Well, another Sunday morning on Russell Road as I protest 1,030 feet from Grace Episcopal. Not long ago, Dysfunctional Bob rolled past. True to form, he drove on the wrong side of the road, although this time he didn’t stop to threaten me.  Sadly enough, only one Grace parishioner contributed to my Begin With Grace video. Gotta love… Read More »