Recently, our online petition seeking a full, fair, independent investigation of perjuring priest Bob Malm — and meaningful action based on the results — passed 12,000 signatures. Signatures continue to come in from around the world.
It is, of course, sad that such a petition is needed. Susan Goff and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia have been offered numerous opportunities to deal with perjuring priest Bob Malm and his misconduct/abuse of office, but have consistently declined to do so. They have claimed repeatedly that Bob Malm’s conduct is “not of weighty and material importance to the ministry of the church,” while privately complaining about the damage this conflict is causing to the church. So why does the church think it can have it both ways?
Even more telling is the fact that Susan Goff says clergy misconduct is only actionable if it results in criminal charges. That means that sexual assault, theft, corruption — none of this is actionable unless charges are filed.
Small wonder The Episcopal Church is imploding as it wallows in its own ethical filth.