Earlier today, I spent an hour or so protesting at the corner of King and Quaker Lane. It’s a great spot due to the high volume of traffic coming from DC as well as the Route 7 feed into the city. The spot also was named “Dysfunction Junction” by perjuring priest Bob Malm, no doubt as a concise statement of his commitment to living out the baptismal covenant, one lie at a time.
With this being Lent and the return of relatively warm weather, this seems like a good time to step up protesting in Alexandria. After all, who would deny the denizens of Grace, aka the Malmites, the opportunity to do a little repenting amidst all those badly made pimento cheese sandwiches and the boring lecture series?
And of course with Easter coming, the annul celebration of rebirth and resurrection, this is a time to remind folks that there’s nothing even remotely Christian about Grace Church. Yes, it says it’s a church, but that is like saying that Donald Trump is a politician. Yes, Grace occupies that role, but as a place where the rector commits perjury, where the church repeatedly conceals evidence during litigation, where Sugarland Chiow makes false statements of law and fact to the court, where the church tries to drag a dying woman into court in violation of state law, where Kelly Motormouth Gable goes around falsely accusing people of embezzlement, and more, there is zero real-life truth to the matter.
In other words, if you’re looking for a place to worship this Easter, do yourself a favor and take a pass on the hypocrisy of Grace Church. And while you’re at it, don’t throw good money after bad. After all, this is a church so fabulously wealthy that it pays the rector $100,000 bonuses.
In a recent bit of agitprop on behalf of Grace Episcopal School, there was a very true statement, which is that “school leader embody the ethos of the community.” And that is nowhere more true than in the case of Patti Culbreth, who appears unable or unwilling to persuade parents at the school to stop engaging in threatening and harassing behavior.
Earlier today, I was out protesting in front of the school. That’s been a tricky proposition in the past, with various parents threatening me, cursing me out, and making obscene gestures. As a result, some months ago I sent Patti an email demanding that the harassment and threats stop.
Well, true to form, a parent in a while pickup truck, traveling east on Russell Road, deliberately swerved at me prior to turning into the parking lot. Moments later, he began threatening me and engaging in menacing behavior.
Nor was that the only incident.
So, one more warning to the school via Patti Culbreth, which I copied to defense counsel, the insurance adjuster, Anne Turner and the Grace church vestry. After that, I go for an injunction and other legal remedies. And tomorrow I will be filing appropriate police reports.
Earlier today, I gave an interview on the Ft. Worth litigation, in which over $100 million of Episcopal assets were lost to dissidents. I am not sure if it will air, but if nothing else it provides good background.
At the heart of the matter is the refusal of the US Supreme Court to hear an appeal from the Texas Supreme Court awarding parish property to a group of dissidents.
In the Texas ruling, the state Supreme Court noted that the diocese had made changes to its canons years ago that were inconsistent with the Dennis Canon and its assertion of a trust interest in church properties. The court also noted that the national church had turned a blind eye to those changes, only now asserting that they are invalid.
My comment — which I have shared on Anglican Watch — is that the outcome ignores the shambolic state of governance in the Episcopal Church. Indeed, while the national church may go after folks like the ironically named Bishop Love for ignoring church policies, the reality is that it’s done all the time.
Here in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, a bishop, sat on the tribunal that purported to judge Love for ignoring the requirement that he permit same-sex marriage in his diocese. That’s pretty rich, because the Episcopal diocese of Virginia even ignores church disciplinary canons, including the express prohibition on clergy engaging in deceit and misrepresentation. Yes, that would be perjuring priest Bob Malm.
The diocese’s reason for doing so? That perjuring priest Bob Malm hasn’t faced criminal charges.
So, Episcopal clergy, just know that, at least here in DioVA, you can do whatever you want, as long as you don’t face criminal charges. Who says? The Episcopal diocese of Virginia says. And it put it in writing.
And next time DioVA comes roaring into court, fairly foaming at the mouth about the canons, just know that they only apply if the diocese and its officials decide that they apply. In short, only if it is convenient.
As to the Ft. Worth properties, I feel bad for loyalists. But that is exactly what you get when you ignore violations of church canons.
Someone recently asked me what I think will happen to Jeffery Chiow, aka “Sugarland” for the mythical town he made up to include in his courtroom pleadings. The question arises from Chiow’s concealing documents adverse to perjuring priest Bob Malm and Grace Episcopal church during discovery, which I have reported to the relevant attorney disciplinary committee, along with with his other misconduct.
My experience with the disciplinary process is largely confined to being an interested observer and having already filed complaints against Sugarland.; I never had a case against me when I practiced law.
That said, my experience is that the committees tend to go much too far in tolerating bad behavior and can be decidedly amateur hour, at best. But I think there’s a strong likelihood that Sugarland will face license revocation.
If we look through disciplinary decisions on the DC bar website certain trends emerge. For example, missing deadlines, inappropriate courtroom behavior, and many other lesser offenses result in a restorative justice approach involving a reprimand and training or similar outcomes.
Other offenses, like breaching confidentiality, lying to the court, and commingling even small amounts of client funds bring a totally different approach, one that often involve lengthy suspensions or revocations of the subject’s license to practice law.
So, what are we dealing with in Sugarland’s case?
On the more mild end of things, we have practicing in an area in which he is not adequately trained and conversant. That’s painfully obvious when reviewing Sugarland’s billing records, and his claim that he offered perjuring priest Bob Malm and Grace Episcopal $100,000 in legal services. Indeed, in several cases it took Sugarland’s associates extended periods of time to draft basic forms, including in one instance three hours to prepare a simple, one-page form.
Similarly, Sugarland’s inflammatory rhetoric replete with references to “domestic terrorism” and more, is highly inappropriate, but is the sort of thing typically dealt with at the trial court level.
Then we skid into some of Sugarland’s more serious conduct, including his redaction of documents to change meaning, and to conceal comments from perjuring priest Bob Malm that would have been damaging in court, including some of his rhetoric around “dysfunction junction,” which is the Christian name perjuring priest Bob Malm assigned to one of my favorite protest spots. Again, bad, but probably not the sort of thing to really get Sugarland’s tail in the wringer.
Then we come to Sugarland’s concealment of evidence, including emails on which he had been copied. Among these are emails from Bob’s daughter, Lindsey Malm Anders, to Sugarland and Bob, as well as the infamous defamatory one from Kelly Motormouth Gable to Bob, then to bishop Shannon Johnston, in which Motormouth falsely accuses me of embezzlement. Had this come to light during litigation, I would have pounced then and there, but it only came to light when Wayne Cyron, attorney for perjuring priest Bob Malm and Motormouth, introduced it into evidence. Now, of course, the court is treating that as beyond the statute of limitations.
This issue is one that I suspect will result in loss of Sugarland’s license. But even there, much depends on how Sugarland responds.
On the one hand, if Sugarland is honest and cooperates with investigators. that will play in his favor.
On the other hand, this appears an unlikely outcome, for Sugarland appears to be too close to the issue to have any understanding of his own misconduct, let alone that of perjuring priest Bob Malm. Indeed, my sense is that perjuring priest Bob Malm sniffed out a fellow narcissist early in the game, and sidled up to Sugarland in record time, thus leading Sugarland out onto a limb.
Nor is this the only serious issue facing Sugarland. For example, Sugarland repeatedly made false statements of law and fact to the appeals court, including his claims that I had never practiced law and never been a police officer. Bad enough, but once Sugarland had actual knowledge of falsity, he failed to retract these fabrications. Thus, he lied to the court, and when presented with the opportunity to fix the matter, he chose instead to ignore it.
To make matters worse, Sugarland also ignored the court’s order compelling his client to provide non-evasive discovery responses. Thus, it’s going to be difficult for Sugarland to claim good faith or that his conduct was unintentional.
Then there’s the issue of trying to practice behind the scenes. If Sugarland does face a suspension, I would not put it past him to try to keep his hands in his law firm from afar. Fortunately, disciplinary committees are well aware that people try this trick, and if it comes to it, I will be keeping a close eye on things.
As a practical matter, Sugarland will not do well in the event of a suspension or revocation. His home costs seven figures, and with five kids, Sugarland’s household expenses are not minimal. And once an attorney faces an issue of this sort, he never really enjoys the same trust from colleagues, judicatories, and the public.
In short, I don’t know what will happen to Sugarland, and it’s difficult to venture a guess. But things are not looking good.
Earlier today, I sent an email to Wayne Cyron, perjuring priest Bob Malm’s attorney, asking Wayne to provide to Bob a copy of the defamatory email chain from Kelly Gable, then serving as a vestry member, to Bob Malm, and then on to bishop Shannon Johnston.
In the email, perjuring priest Bob Malm claims I left RPJ Housing prior to coming to Grace Church. As EJ Legere and numerous others, including Amy Barron and Kelly Gable herself can attest, that is a lie. But Bob tried to avoid my interrogatory about his reasons for lying on the basis that he doesn’t have a copy of the email.
So, problem solved. Wayne can provide perjuring priest Bob Malm a copy of the email and he can answer my interrogatory.
Of course, given Bob’s ongoing issues with lying, no doubt he’s going to claim that he forgets, that he misunderstood, or other BS. And in doing so, perjuring priest Bob Malm will simply dig himself and Grace Episcopal further into the hole.
With almost 25,000 signatures, my petition on change.org continues to gain traction, even as Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the clergy perjury parish, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and the City of Alexandria do their best to ignore former rector Bob Malm’s perjury. Meanwhile, I keep pushing to end the coverup, take action, and afford Mom the dignity in death that perjuring priest Bob Malm and Grace Episcopal Alexandria denied her in life.
This being Lent, you’d think that Grace Episcopal Alexandria and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia would show a tiny bit of integrity, tell the truth, and make things right, wouldn’t you? But sadly, the reality is that Lent means nothing except for really bad cheese sandwiches and boring lectures for these folks. And they fail to see any connection between their conduct and their imploding fortunes, including Grace Episcopal’s collapsing finances.
Of course, that is common for narcissists and narcissistic organizations. Their behavior can and often is atrocious, yet they see no conflict between their behavior and their self-professed values.
Earlier today, I traded emails with the Alexandria City Attorney. Based on the content and tone of her/his messages, that person is a real piece of work and spectacularly unprofessional.
At issue is my notice to the city that it is being sued in federal district court. The city responded, saying that the police department cannot overturn the court’s ruling apropos perjuring priest Bob Malm. That’s a red herring, because no one asked the city to do that. Instead, I am litigating to:
1) Have the city stop its efforts to infringe on my First Amendment rights, including to protest outside the church without interference,.
2) Have the city provide due process and equal protection under the laws to address a matter that has NOT been litigated, which is Bob Malm’s perjury.
You’ll also see that I conclude with an irascible email to Joanna Anderson, the city attorney, to not treat me like I am an idiot. No doubt it comes as a surprise to her, but I get that the police department has no authority to undo court decisions. In fact, I figured that out in law school. And patronizing, arrogant responses like that from the city attorney’s office are exactly the sort of unhelpful conduct by city officials that leads people to file suit in the first place, versus engaging and seeing if there is a positive way to resolve concerns.
And, for the record, my request for an independent investigation into perjuring priest Bob Malm’s lies under oath and my lawsuit are not contingent upon each other. Even if the city files charges against Bob — which it should, given his myriad fabrications under oath and his abuse of power — I will continue to slog along through court until the truth is told.
There’s a whole bunch of hooha on the Grace Episcopal Alexandria website about the church’s efforts to become Beloved Community and deal with racial reconciliation. Leaving aside the underlying hypocrisy when the church can’t even tell the truth about perjuring priest Bob Malm and his conduct, the reality is the church is indifferent to racial reconciliation.
Want proof? Just check out the number of people who have visited the YouTube videos on the church’s channel:
4 views for one.
6 views for the second.
7 views for the third.
This from a church with more than 1,000 members.
Folks, don’t let Grace Episcopal Alexandria pull the wool 0ver your eyes. The parish does not give a red rat’s rear end about racial reconciliation.
Earlier today, I traded emails with Wayne Cyron, perjuring priest Bob Malm’s attorney. The topic was the need for Bob to update his discovery responses to reflect the fact that he lied about Mom repeatedly making appointments. In other words to admit that he committed perjury.
The back and forth is below. But in a nutshell, either perjuring priest Bob Malm has documentation to show that Mom or someone purporting to be her set up appointments with him and “time after time” cancelled, or he does not. If he does not, then Bob Malm indeed is a perjurer.
Discussion with Bob Malm’s attorney, Wayne Cyron, about Bob Malm’s perjury