Showing posts with label Kelly Motormouth Gable. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kelly Motormouth Gable. Show all posts

Thursday, June 25, 2020

BREAKING: Kelly Gable Defends Her Defamation, Admits Parish Was Party to Perjuring Priest Bob Malm’s Previous Legal Action


You have to hand it to Kelly Motormouth Gable and the other fake Christians of Grace Episcopal Church — when they lie, they don’t see any problem with continuing to insist that their lies are truth. So much for the whole thing about not bearing false witness.

In the attached files, Kelly Motormouth Gable, now represented by Wayne Cyron, the same attorney who represents perjuring priest Bob Malm and his wife/daughter, tells the court that her claims of embezzlement are true. Simply put, they are not.

Even better, Kelly states that her email was sent on behalf of the church, in her role as a member of the vestry. So there’s no denying that this sort of bullcrud goes right to the top at Grace Church —even within the vestry, it’s okay to lie about other members of the church. And members of the parish vote Kelly and other parishioners onto the vestry, so it is fair to say that this nonsense enjoys support at every level of the parish.

Like others at Grace Church, Kelly likes to talk about people, not to other people. Nor is Kelly’s conduct in other areas exactly exemplary. Whether it is her speculation about other people’s personal lives, her checkered career and workplace performance, or her questionable relationship with alcohol, Kelly can, to put it gently, be described as “colorful.”

The good news, though, is that the current litigation lays all this bare for the entire world to see. While Kelly would be well-advised to worry about the details of her own life, her time, money, and efforts seemingly are pointed in myriad other directions.

It’s also important to note: Kelly’s claim, and perjuring priest Bob Malm’s republication, together with his lie that my departure from RPJ Housing occurred before I came to Grace Church, were germane to the previous litigation in which Bob Malm sought a protective order. And they were clearly covered by my subpoena for records, yet perjuring priest Bob Malm and Jeff Sugarland Chiow failed to provide the relevant email. In other words, but for Bob’s concealment of this email, which he was required to provide during discovery, there would be no issue involving the statute of limitations. Such conduct is highly inappropriate and unethical, especially since Sugarland had an obligation as an attorney to ensure that all relevant documents were retained and provided.

Best of all, Kelly’s filing contradicts an assertion made by defense counsel for the parish, which is that the motion for a protective order was solely Bob’s doing. Kelly’s pleadings expressely state that the church was part of that effort. Thus, the parish is fully responsible for Bob Malm’s perjury, in which he falsely claimed that:

1) My mom, or someone claiming to be her, repeatedly set up appointments with him, only to cancel.
2) His wife Leslie was the only person he knew who had blogged about the matter.

Check out Kelly’s court filings below, which are in PDF:

Kelly’s response to my request for admission

Kelly’s motion to transfer venue

Kelly’s plea to the statute of limitations


Thursday, June 11, 2020

Check it Out: Perjuring Priest Bob Malm Lies to Bishop Shannon Johnston

Members of Grace Church may recall that, while at Grace Church, I served as executive director of RPJ Housing, a non-profit dedicated to serving those of limited means by providing safe, clean, affordable housing.

While executive director, I hired Kelly Motormouth Gable, after her mother complained to me about the financial challenges they were facing. While Kelly was, at best, an average employee, she asked if I objected to her staying on when I left the organization, to which I replied “no.”

Recently, the attached email from Kelly to Bob Malm, then to the Episcopal bishop of Virginia, came to light.

In it, Bob lies. That’s right — Bob Malm lies to the bishop. And Bob’s lie is readily proved, for elsewhere, under oath, Bob Malm contradicts himself.

Specifically, he claims that Kelly’s assertions predate my arrival at Grace. Yet Bob Malm knew firsthand of these issues, having heard directly from me. Moreover, he provided pastoral care to Kelly on this issues, and referenced them in his request for a protective order.

Here is the email, with Bob’s lie circled, as well as that of Kelly Gable:


And here is Bob Malm’s reference in his affidavit for a protective order in which he specifically references the legal skirmishing that happened when I left RPJ Housing:


So why does perjuring priest Bob Malm lie in his email to the bishop? As previously discussed, my belief is that he wanted to trash me with diocesan staff, while avoiding the incovenient question of why he would have someone allegedly so untrustworthy serving on the vestry. I therefore conclude that Bob changed the timeline so as to have his cake and eat it too.

The great irony in all of this is that there are still folks at Grace Episcopal who refuse to believe that Bob Malm is a liar, who continue to support him, and who continue to be part of a denomination so morally bankrupt that this sort of behavior is okay for clergy. Just remember—this is a diocese that can say with a straight face that it won’t deal with Bob Malm’s perjury on the basis that he hasn’t actually been convicted of the crime of perjury.

And to anyone who still thinks they will experience God at Grace Church, all I can say is that they are proceeding on blind faith. Perjury, defamation per se — this is just about the most toxic parish you could ever encounter.




Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Punitive Damages Could Prove an Existential Threat to Grace Church


With perjuring priest Bob Malm now facing potential punitive damages claims against him and by implication the parish itself, the vestry and individual church members should understand that such damages could threaten the very existence of the church and school. Additionally, they could result in personal liability for vestry members and church members alike.

What are punitive damages? Simply put, they are not compensatory, but rather intended to punish bad behavior. An example would be attempting to use a protective order as a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) and committing perjury in the context of the proceeedings. Yes, that would be perjuring priest Bob Malm.

Under Virginia law, punitives are capped at $350,000 per claim. But with multiple incidents of outrageous misconduct on the part of the church, there could be multiple such claims.

In order for an employer like the church to be liable under the legal doctrine of respondent superior, the action complained of must be within the scope of the employee or board member’s official duties. That, of course, begs the issue of whether perjuring priest Bob Malm was acting within the scope of their authority.

At this point, things get tricky for an insurer, because to defend the claims against perjuring priest Bob Malm makes it difficult to claim that he was not acting within the scope of his authority. On the other hand, it likely will prove costly for perjuring priest Bob Malm to defend his conduct in court.

Moreover, there is the issue of ratification, or endorsement. While defense counsel may claim that Bob was acting on his own, the evidence is clear that diocesan officials supported and endorsed his actions, as did the vestry. Indeed, Amy Middle Finger Medrick sent around talking points on church email to the vestry to assist vestry members — and Grace school officials — discuss the matter. Meanwhile, diocesan officials even provided legal counsel to perjuring priest Bob Malm in conjunction with this matter, and sent out a letter saying that they fully support Malm.

Two further challenges confront Grace Church:
  1. Most insurance policies don’t cover punitive damages. Thus, if the church is found liable for either defendant’s actions, it could be on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  2. The church is not incorporated, meaning that individual church members could be on the hook for the church’s liability.
Thus, church members and prospective church members may want to consider the potential for personal liability due to the parish’s support for Bob’s outrageous conduct.

To be sure, my motive in bringing suit has little to do with money, Indeed, at one point I offered in writing to settle the dispute in exchange for nothing more than perjuring priest Bob Malm’s written agreeement to leave me alone. Through Jeff Sugarland Chiow, Bob refused the offer, and I believe the evidence will show that he had one or more fulsome discussions with Bishop Shannon Johnston about the matter, as well as intake officer Caroline Parkinson. Of course, had any of the above had half the common sense God gave a goat — or half the Christian values of a goat — they would have accepted my offer. But as it stands they now live with the consequences of Bob’s decisions.

In short, with a severe recession under way, a resurgence of the pandemic, declining giving, and a reputation marred by perjuring priest Bob Malm’s mean and stupid conduct, Grace Church’s long-term prospects are, at best, unclear. 

Perhaps when the dust settles folks at Mayo House, and within the parish, will take the time to carefully contemplate their conduct and whether an outsider, looking at their behavior, would see anything remotely Christian about it.

I can tell you this: No one external to the church who is familiar with dynamics within the parish is impressed in a positive way with the church.