Earlier today I learned that Grace Episcopal Church and the diocese have filed a demurrer and proposed order in my case. While I have not yet received a copy, a demurrer generally asserts that a factual claim is accurate, while irrelevant to the underlying point. My bet is that litigation counsel will claim that Bob was not acting as agent for the church and diocese, despite the fact that he clearly held himself forth as such. Indeed, Bob told Dee Parsons that he and the parish leadership decided to pursue a protective order.
Of course, that creates a conundrum for the parish. If it succeeds in court, then it is stuck with me opposing it for years to come. And right now, the sorry state of the parish is such that it doesn’t have years left to leave its misconduct unaddressed.
I’ll post more as soon as I have it.