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

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Kelly Gable: Time to Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Is



Since Kelly Gable likes to run her mouth behind the scenes, now seems to be a good time to invite her to deal openly with issues. Specifically, I encourage her to put her money where her mouth is and take her claims that I embezzled from RPJ Housing directly to law enforcement. That’s right: Time for Kelly to put up or shut up.

Keep in mind that there’s no statute of limitations for felonies in Virginia. So, unless Kelly is claiming that I purloined paper clips or stole stamps, that’s presumably what she is talking about, a felony. Moreover, the threshold to qualify as a felony in Virginia is $500. Thus, there’s no reason not to act. Today. Here. Right now. Time to quit talking and start acting. And boy, wouldn’t Alison Campbell and the other good Christian ladies of the altar guild love to see a conviction? And Lisa Medley would be beside herself with Christian glee. So I cannot think of any reason from Kelly’s perspective NOT to put her money where her mouth is.

Moreover, as assistant executive director of RPJ Housing, Kelly had a fiduciary duty to the organization, as well as to its lenders. So it’s puzzling that she didn’t act while still employed by the organization.

That said, this is Kelly’s chance to make the world a better place, lock up someone she claims is a criminal, and deal openly with things versus triangulation and gossip.

With that in mind, below is my email to Wayne Cyron, who is attorney for her, Bob and his family. While as a matter of professional courtesy I don’t generally post correspondence from legal counsel, this screen cap does not include prior conversation with opposing counsel.

I am putting it here so all involved can see my offer to put up or shut up.




Monday, July 27, 2020

Bonetti v. Gable: Motion for Reconsideration



Here is my motion for reconsideration, filed today with the Fairfax County Circuit Court.

I am considering filing an appeal.

Bonetti v. Gable — Court Order Granting Defendant’s Plea in Bar

In a decision released earlier today, the Fairfax County Circuit Court granted Kelly Motormouth Gable’s plea in bar, in which she invoked the one-year statute of limitations, thus dismissing the case. I have filed a motion for reconsideration and may file an appeal.
 

Friday, July 24, 2020

No News To Report

Grace Episcopal Alexandria


Still no ruling from the Fairfax Circuit Court. Not a huge surprise there, as the judge had warned us a decision could come as late as Monday due to a full docket. I’m cautiously optimistic that I will prevail on Kelly Gable’s plea of the statute of limitations, for she seeks to benefit from the misconduct of the very church for which she served on the vestry. Specifically, Grace Church, the clergy perjury parish, had a legal obligation to produce the document in question. Given that a quick email to the diocese or to vestry members would have elicited the email in question, it’s difficult to conclude that the church acted in good faith. That said, like most lawyers I am risk averse, so I’m preparing my motion for reconsideration and my appeal, even as we speak. That way, if Kelly does prevail on the motion, I’ll be able to quickly respond.

Still Waiting....

We’re still waiting for a decision from the Fairfax Circuit Court on today’s motion, which touched on venue in the Malm case and the statute of limitations in the Gable case.

In the meantime, here is my filing in opposition to Kelly’s plea of the statute of limitations.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Check it Out: Pleadings from Alexandria Circuit Court

Here are my pleadings filed in the Alexandria Circuit Court, shortly before I removed the case to Circuit Court and increased the amount of relief requested. The latter reflects the inclusion of the defamation per se claim relating to Kelly Motormouth Gable and perjuring priest Bob Malm’s republication.


Friday, July 17, 2020

Splitting: Key to Understanding Grace Episcopal, the Clergy Perjury Parish

Grace Episcopal Alexandria

I recently read Chuck DeGroat’s excellent book, “When Narcissism Comes to Church.” A worthy read, it will help even the casual person-in-the-pew understand the toxic paradigm that is Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish. (Candidates for rector: Read this post. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.)

As Chuck says in his book, one of the keys to spotting church narcissism is recognizing the larger psychological construct known as splitting. This does not involve King Solomon’s baby, but rather is the situation in which people — and organizations — compartmentalize and fail to integrate contradictory aspects of their behavior.

For example, someone who engages in splitting may be kind and friendly one minute, yet belligerent and hostile moments later if you express a view different from his. Yet he likely views himself as just kind and friendly, conveniently omitting any reference to his hostile behavior.

Similarly, an organization that engages in splitting may consider itself friendly, inclusive and welcoming, yet engage in relational aggression if, for example, someone orders the wrong flowers for a particular Sunday. Or changes the locks on a door. Or criticizes the rector.

And so it is with Grace Church, the clergy perjury parish. Folks observe bullying by the rector, the altar guild, and the choir, yet fail to integrate these behaviors with the notion that Grace Church, the clergy perjury parish, is friendly, welcoming, and inclusive. In the case of the rector, folks either deny Bob’s perjury and other misconduct, or simply refuse to deal with it. “Well, he’s a friendly guy, and he married us,” is a familiar refrain. Similarly, Jean Reed and others can babble on about being “servants of Christ,” while turning a blind eye to profoundly un-Christian behavior in the parish. In short, splitting is not only endemic at Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish. It’s the key to understanding the whole toxic crock of goo.

So how might you spot organizational narcissism at Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish? It’s actually easy to see, with the advantage of some distance. Appearing in myriad contexts, it ranges from comments like, “We do everything big,” (referring to the choir loft project), to the whole concept of Grace being the only full-time Anglo-Catholic parish in the diocese, to the fawning over the building. (Of course, even there, one can see splitting. People fawn over the building, while severely under-funding maintenance and repair.) And it is splitting that allows the empty triumphalism you see at Grace, including perjuring priest Bob Malm saying (with no trace of irony), “At Grace, we practice true religion.”

Even when perjuring priest Bob Malm was interviewing for the position of rector, there were signs of organizational narcissism. For example, upon touring the building, Bob allegedly said, “This. This is a sacred place.”

Nice concept, but any place where bullying is okay, clergy engage in perjury with the blessing of the bishop, and try to drag the dying into court in violation of state law is anything but holy, no matter how many Sunday services it holds. In other words, we are seeing splitting, and its equally evil twin, denial.

Perjuring priest Bob Malm’s purported comment also underscores narcissism in action. Narcissists invariably seek praise and adoration, and they obtain it via their behavior and conduct. Thus, Bob may praise your church building, tell you that you’re a great vestry member, hug you, or tell you how much he appreciates your help. But none of these mean anything, and perjuring priest Bob Malm is very willing to turn right around and throw you, your church, and everything you have done for him under the bus.

Consider: If perjuring priest Bob Malm really is a holy person, and really thinks Grace Church, the clergy perjury parish, is a holy place, why the tear-down of the rectory? Why the month away every summer? Why the indifference to the church’s temporal affairs? Surely a holy person would want his purportedly beloved holy place/employer to be well cared-for. In normal thinking, that would be the case, but drop narcissism and splitting into the mix, and perjuring priest Bob Malm can tell people with no sense of irony that he is a great supervisor, even while  objective criteria suggest a different conclusion. Yes, I have heard him say that.

Similarly, an narcissistic organization like Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish, is friendly. People are outgoing. To use Leslie Steffensen’s phrase, the church welcomes you with open arms. But because it engages in splitting, it doesn’t have an issue with Bob Malm forcing Mike out of the denomination he joined 16 months earlier. Or Kirk Steffensent threatening Mike’s job. Or the altar guild engaging in bullying/mobbing. Or John Cunningham leaving due to his perceptions of bullying and bad behavior in the church. Myriad additional examples exist.

Relatedly, perjuring priest Bob Malm had an amazing ability to identify others who could engage in narcissistic splitting. For example, Sugarland Chiow was quick to challenge what he said was my impugning his integrity. Yet one has only to read his ugly, inflammatory pleadings, his invention of fictional places and events, or his willingness to violate state law in order to try to depose a dying woman to conclude that one does not need to impugn Sugarland’s ethics — his conduct speaks for itself.  Yet Jeff claims to be a Christian, and evinces no understanding of why his conduct might make others question his ethics.

Of course, Kelly Gable’s conduct is similar. She does not consider it laughably ironic to claim that someone who helped her out with a job is an embezzler, based on her purported first-hand experience, all the while claiming that she has “forgiven” him.

There’s even splitting evident in Sugarland’s attempted solution to the problem, which was trying to use perjuring priest Bob Malm’s facially obvious fabrications claiming I threatened him to shut down criticism. Nice try, Sugarland, but the real problem is much closer to home. The problem is conduct within the parish, and while you might want to try to suppress voices that call out this misconduct, you’ll never succeed. Even if you had, you would have only managed to push these issues underground, versus fixing them. Nor would you have ended misconduct within the parish, for true to form, perjuring priest Bob Malm would have simply reverted to his usual behind-the-scenes manipulation, lying, and smear campaigns.

In fact, Sugarland Chiow, perjuring priest Bob Malm, and Kelly Motormouth Gable have done an admirable job of damaging Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish. So much so that it is not clear to me that the church will survive their collective misconduct. Congrats folks—you’ve gone above and beyond in your efforts to close a church that predates the civil war, and absent professional intervention, the damage that you done will continue for years to come. But thanks to the wonders of narcissistic splitting, you don’t see any issue with your conduct.

Grace Episcopal Alexandria


But the consummate example of splitting is the young parishioner who posted on Fairfax Undergorund, urging me to commit suicide. Why? Because she wanted to come to the defense of her mother, who had posted what she thought was details of my giving to the parish online. (True to form, she got the details wrong.) And she wanted to come to the defense of her church, Grace Episcopal the clergy perjury parish.

True to form, she does not see any inconsistency between her professed faith and her conduct.

In closing, in his book, Chuck DeGroat notes that narcissistic organizations often continue their narcissistic, toxic conduct after a narcissistic leader leaves, although they may languish. Such clearly is the case with Grace Episcopal the clergy perjury parish, for it steadfastly refuses to engage in self-examination.

So if you want to understand Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish, and the truly ugly state it is in, be sure to read Chuck’s book. It is available on Amazon here.


Monday, July 13, 2020

VIP Witnesses Prepared to Demolish Kelly Motormouth Gable’s Defamatory Per Se Statement

Kelly Gable Grace Episcopal Alexandria


Assuming the courts agree that my claim is not barred by the statute of limitations, Grace Episcopal the clergy perjury parish and Kelly Motormouth Gable should be prepared to lose, and lose big, in my lawsuit against them for defamation per se.

While I am not prepared to share specific names just yet, I have been in touch with multiple high-profile, well-placed witnesses who have firsthand knowledge (the real kind, versus Kelly’s version) of RPJ Housing’s financials, its cash flow, and its annual audit. In short, they can offer irrefutable evidence that Kelly is not only an idiot, a big mouth, and a gossip, but she has engaged in defamation per se. (I’ll give you a hint: You can’t steal from an organization that doesn’t have diddly.)

The other thing that’s noteworthy is that the evidence I have gathered will, when the time is right, be posted here and elsewhere for all the world to see. So even if the court holds that my claim is time-barred, people will see firsthand the kind of bull crud that goes on within Grace Episcopal the clergy perjury parish, its vestry and membership. And since the church and its insurance carrier are backing Kelly and her conduct, it is appropriate for people to examine the evidence that I post and reach the conclusion that Grace Church the clergy perjury parish and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia are utterly unethical and totally corrupt.

As an aside, it’s also worth noting that while Kelly decries her allegedly miserable experience at RPJ Housing, she was hired primarily to assist her at a time when her mother had made clear that they were struggling financially. That right there should tell you something about Kelly and her attitude, and by extension the dynamics within Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the clergy perjury parish.

As things stand, there is no other possible conclusion.

Hopefully, Grace Episcopal Alexandria the clergy perjury parish will close its doors soon. The world will be a better place when it does.

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.