Shortly after I filed suit against Bishop Susan Goff, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and Grace Episcopal Church, I asked the judge to issue subpoenas against Bishop Goff and the parish. These included a requirement that I be permitted to inspect and copy the relevant documents, including all emails and documents relating to the dispute. Further, I asked to see copies of all documents to support the parish’s claim that my mother contacted Bob Malm repeatedly, and copies of the exact blog posts that the church claims are threatening.
True to form, the diocese and parish have thus far ignored the court.
Today, I followed up with diocesan chancellor JP Causey and the parish is this email, asking for a response by close of business on Friday.
Early next week I will file a motion to compel against all three defendants.