Showing posts with label Easter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Easter. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Grace Episcopal Alexandria: Leafletting Starts for Easter

Boycott Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the Clergy Perjury Parish
Boycott Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the Clergy Perjury Parish

With Lent comes Easter. That means the leafletting begins this weekend in preparation for Easter. 

It’s no secret that a great many so-called Christians turn out only for Christmas and Easter, but that begs the question: Even if you’re nominally observant, do you really want to worship at a church where the rector commits perjury, tries to drag the dying into court, misuses memorial funds, and goes after innocent family members?

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.
In short, Grace Episcopal is morally bankrupt and makes no bones about it.

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. 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

How Does This Square With Forcing Mike Out of The Church?

In his most recent sermon posted to the church website, perjuring priest Bob Malm bloviates on about caring for those who feel cast out. So how does that square with Bob Malm forcing Mike out out of the church?

Here is the relevant part of Bob’s sermon:

And here is Bob’s email, in which, in true passive-aggressive Bob Malm fashion, Bob announces that Mike needs to find a new church:

And here is a photo of Mike being received into the church 16 months earlier, along with our friends Tony and Diane. All three have left the church, along with me and the rest of my family.

So, I have this to say about Bob Malm’s sermon: Total BS. Absolute hypocrisy.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

It’s Lent: Is the Irony Lost on Bob Malm?

As I get older, one of the things I increasingly appreciate is the irony of life. That includes the fact that it’s Lent, and Bob Malm seemingly is good with standing in front of a congregation, talking about introspection and repentance, all while trying to bully me and my family.

Adding to the irony is that, when we met in Fredericksburg with the bishop, Bob expressly acknowledged and agreed that he understood and was good with the fact that I was the only person in my family who was stopping blogging. Not even a year later, Bob has broken his word—even though he knew full well that most of my family is still angry with him.

Then there’s the delicious irony of Grace church’s website carrying on about how all are welcome at services this Holy Week. That’s facially dishonest—I am not welcome, and somehow I doubt any member of my family would be welcomed.

Why even celebrate Easter if, as a church, Grace, its clergy and members aren’t willing to live the Easter message?