Earlier today, defense counsel and I received notice from the Alexandria Circuit that it wants to hold a pre-trial conference on or before December 14, 2020 in both the case against perjuring priest Bob Malm and the case against Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish. My suggestion is we do Friday morning.
In this day and age of COVID-19, the meeting is a teleconference with the judge and representatives of both side. I have cautioned opposing counsel that:
- I intend to conduct depositions of several people, including Dee Parsons and perjuring priest Bob Malm.
- With Bob Malm having admitted to perjury during the prior case, I continue to plan to go to jury trial.
- In light of current restrictions, a jury trial won’t be happening any time soon.
During the call, I also plan to remind defense counsel that Grace Church’s biggest problem isn’t legal. The problem actually is the ongoing public relations meltdown in the church, marked by Bob Malm’s lies and perjury, Sugarland Chiow’s conduct, the church’s efforts to drag a dying woman into court in violation of the law, its defamation, its fraudulent concealment of evidence, and more. In short, Grace Episcopal is ethical trash.
And while the doors of the courtroom may be open several hours a day, five days a week, the court of public opinion is open 24/7, 365 days a year. In the latter, Grace Church is losing, and losing badly.
So no matter how things turn out in court, the only way I will stop telling the truth about Grace Church is if the church steps up and tells the truth about itself. And while Bob Malm seemingly is incapable of telling the truth, I am sure someone at Grace Church or Mayo House can figure it out.
As for any possible settlement, that discussion begins if, and only if, the church tells the truth. If any place should be about truth, it should be church, yet perjuring priest Bob Malm continues his lies and manipulation, even today. And the diocese and its lawyers continue to support perjuring priest Bob Malm and his conduct.
In the meantime, any denomination that thinks clergy perjury is okay absent a conviction is morally bankrupt and just needs to close its doors.
The sooner that happens, the better.