With Lent comes Easter. That means the leafletting begins this weekend in preparation for Easter.
The answer, I suspect, is that many consider themselves Christians, but fear getting too caught up in the politics, petty animosities, and childish antics present at far too many churches. With that in mind, it’s only fair for folks to know: Worship at Grace church is beautiful and the building lovely, but it is one ugly, ugly church, where:
- The rector commits perjury.
- The rector conducts smear campaigns
- The church tries to drag a dying woman into court.
- Members talk about you, not to you.
- Members flip you off—how’s that for the baptismal covenant in action?
- It’s okay to call your former members “domestic terrorists” in an effort to silence criticism.
- The church has so little respect for women and others affected by domestic violence that it abuses the protective order system to try to shut down critics. And Bob Malm, Kemp Williams, Jean Reed and others toss around references to mental illness with careless abandon.
- The vestry, staff, members, and current clergy are good with all of this; indeed, they defend it in court and continue to give of their time, talent and treasure to support these forms of misconduct.
With all of that in mind, my goal is to leaflet at least 10,000 homes in Alexandria to warn people: Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish, is toxic.
Avoid it if you value your personal integrity.