Showing posts with label clergy misconduct. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clergy misconduct. Show all posts

Thursday, November 14, 2019

A Gentle Reminder to the Good Christians of The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

As I get ready to head out for some protesting, yet another gentle reminder to the good Christians of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia: You are being filmed. That’s right, you are being filmed when I protest.

That’s important to remember, as I edit the tape, cut to show your face, vehicle and license plate when appropriate, and then I publish. That’s right—not only are you there, by name, for all the world to see, but your profanity, obscene gestures and more are there. Not good for the parish, not good for you, not good for your career. And yes, it is legal.

Of course, if you are acting like a Christian, that shouldn’t be a problem for you. But given the track record of folks in the parish, that appears quite challenging for you.

Also, keep in mind that members of Grace Church are prohibited from any contact with me under Virginia’s anti-stalking statute. So if you are one of those morons who drives up and offers to fight, etc., you WILL face criminal charges. I guarantee it. 

Doubt it? Try me.




Friday, September 27, 2019

Tonight’s Gala Reception for Bob Malm Underscores Why Many at Grace Church Deserve Bob Malm






Tonight’s gala reception for Bob Malm underscores why many at Grace Episcopal deserve exactly what they get. Meaning that they deserve Bob Malm, and all the baggage that comes with him, including his perjury, his multiple abuses of power, his bullying, his manipulation, and his feckless attitude towards being rector, despite being paid more than many senior denominational officials.






Christians are called towards peace, reconciliation, health, and healing. What they are not called to is turning a blind eye to misconduct. In the case of Dysfunctional Bob, examples of his misconduct are myriad, ranging from his indifference to the well-being of church employees to his inappropriate comments about those entrusted to his pastoral care.






Yet there will be plenty of people who will turn out tonight to swill wine, socialize, and to get all teary-eyed that Dysfunctional Bob will soon be packing it in, headed towards full-time life on the beach and golf course, replete with a defined benefit plan, paid for by the church, that far exceeds the retirement benefits most of us will receive.






Of course, by turning out, folks lend credibility to Bob and his conduct. At the same time, these same people make no effort to take seriously or address the trauma that Bob has caused people, including Mike and my mother, thus making them modern-day versions of the Scribes and Pharisees who looked the other way when confronted with someone who was suffering.






Ironically, karma has a way of fixing these things. Those who blindly support Bob, who think it’s okay to bully others, who behave badly towards other church members, will tend to attract equally toxic persons to their orbits. And by doing so, they will accelerate Grace Episcopal’s internal problems, while interjecting still more challenges into their own lives.






So, for those turning out to “celebrate” Bob Malm’s 30 years of misfeasance and nonfeasance, I say go for it. Birds of a feather....