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BREAKING NEWS: Petition Seeking Full, Fair, Independent Investigation of Perjuring Priest Bob Malm Passes 5,000 Signatures

My petition seeking a full, fair, independent investigation into perjuring priest Bob Malm’s conduct has zoomed past 5000 signatures. As a result, signatures equal 7.28 percent of the 2018 membership of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, which fell to 68,902 members, down 13 percent over a ten-year period. Signatures equate to 9.18 percent of the 2018 membership of… Read More »

Another Reason to Avoid/Leave Grace Episcopal

As I’ve pointed out many times on this blog, the level of discourse at Grace Episcopal Church reveals just how very toxic the church is. Below is a screen cap of a defamatory posting, believed to come from Lisa Medley’s circle. The fact that mocking a dying woman is considered acceptable at Grace Church, along with false and… Read More »

Diocese of Western Massachusetts Response to Allegations of Abuse Stands in Sharp Contrast to that of DioVA and Susan Goff

Earlier today, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts released a statement in the case of Gregory Lisby, an Episcopal priest who allegedly has admitted to possession of child pornography. Further, evidence has emerged that Lisby may have abused a teen in the parish. In a letter to the diocese, Bishop Douglas Fisher says: “I am deeply saddened to… Read More »

Important Reminder: Possible Gender-Based Harassment at Grace Church

In the midst of the ongoing litigation involving Grace Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Susan Goff, and others, there’s an important issue that does not always get a lot of attention. That issue is that my original complaint to the Diocese included concerns about potential gender-based harassment in the parish. What’s shocking is that, despite that,… Read More »

Bob Malm’s Exact Words of Perjury

For those new to the blog, below are Bob Malm’s exact words of perjury.  While there are other fabrications in his sworn statement, this is the most noteworthy and material, as he cites his fabrication as the basis for his conclusion that Mom’s blog was/is really mine. Bob Malm, perjuring priest. Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish.

Bob Malm: Witness Tampering?

The issue of witness tampering is, of course, in the news these days following Mueller’s announcement that Paul Manafort may be attempting to improperly influence witnesses. How did Mueller did this? By allegedly sending encrypted texts via Whatsapp trying to get in touch with witnesses in an apparent effort to influence their testimony. That raises the question, “Have… Read More »

Shout Out to David Crosby

Given that David Crosby likes to materialize here in cyber from time to time with with his hypocritical church-speak, Jesus-babble, and claims to be able to assess mental illness without so much as speaking directly to the subject, here’s a quote for him from Canon Robin Hammeal-Urban’s excellent book on clergy misconduct, “Wholeness After Betrayal”: By failing to… Read More »

The Ethical Perils of Representing Multiple Parties

Attorneys for the church, the parish, the bishopric and the Malms face multiple ethical challenges. Not only are they in the distinctively unenviable place of having to defend questionable behavior on the part of Bob Malm, Sugarland Chiow and the parish, but they are representing multiple parties in this matter. Not surprisingly, the latter carries with it certain… Read More »

Why Grace Church and the Diocese Cannot Win in Court

As Grace’s discernment committee begins the long, arduous road towards finding a successor to Bob Malm, the unpleasant reality of the mess Bob left behind looms. That includes the various lawsuits now under way against the parish, the diocese, and members of Bob’s family, which were precipitated by Bob Malm’s conduct as rector. It’s also true that neither… Read More »

Spiritual Abuse and Healthy Churches: Good Article in CT

There’s a good podcast on Christianity Today (“CT”) that discusses spiritual abuse in churches, why it’s often difficult to spot, and typically even harder to address. The information is very relevant to Grace Episcopal Church and the spiritual abuse/toxic dynamics within the parish. Take a listen here. Key points: Spiritual abuse, which often involves bullying and manipulation, typically is… Read More »

Reflections: Ethics, Legal Practice and Representing Lindsey Anders and Leslie Malm

Earlier today, I received a copy of a document indicating that Lindsey Anders and Leslie Malm are now represented by legal counsel in Alexandria. Out of respect for the attorney involved, I am not yet prepared to disclose the document, nor the identity of legal counsel. I do, however, want to reflect on the challenges facing legal counsel… Read More »

Petition Seeking Investigation of Perjuring Priest Bob Malm Passes 3,000 Signatures

Even as Bishop Susan Goff and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia continue to try to ignore Episcopal priest Bob Malm’s perjury, lies, bullying, misuse of funds and more, signatures on my petition keep pouring in. This morning, we passed 3,000 signatures, and 4,000 won’t be far off. If you believe that clergy should be held accountable, that clergy… Read More »