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Risk Of COVID-19 Very High in Alexandria, Even as Grace Church Begins Reopening

Cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria remain high, and are increasing, even as Grace Episcopal Alexandria makes the foolish decision to reopen. Data showing a very high risk of COVID-19 infection in the city comes from the New York Times, which currently shows the following visual of infections and risk. To be fair, that’s better than even just a… Read More »

More Legal Briefs Filed in Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Earlier today, defense counsel and I traded briefs regarding my federal civil rights claims against perjuring priest Bob Malm, Grace Episcopal Alexandria, and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Those briefs are rolled up into the PDF that follows. At issue is whether Section 1983 of the federal civil rights act reaches private citizens. In this case, I aver… Read More »

Grace Continues to Defer Maintenance, Fails to Understand Implications

A quick look at the Grace Church property makes clear that the church continues to defer both preventive maintenance and emerging maintenance needs. These factors, combined with ignoring opportunities to implement costs-saving upgrades, spells bad news for the parish’s long-term finances. In addition, the shabby appearance of the church sends an uninviting message to prospective members. Easy Fixes… Read More »

Bickering With the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

One of my shortcomings in litigating the current conflict is I have a bad habit of wanting to give the Episcopal Church the opportunity to fix its misconduct. Given the extent of ethical challenges in the church, that’s a lot like trying to teach the proverbial pig to sing, but I keep trying. And so it is with… Read More »

Proposed Diocesan Budget Zeroes Out Women in Ministry, Mental Health, and Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Okay, we get that times are tough. But the proposed diocesan budget is a hot mess. Tellingly, three areas of the budget that should be non-negotiable (and already were getting short shrift), are defunded. These include women in ministry, mental health, and sexual misconduct prevention. All three are areas already impacted by the pandemic, with sharp increases in… Read More »