Showing posts with label lawsuit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lawsuit. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Grace Episcopal Lawsuit: Update

Updated information on the Grace Episcopal Alexandria lawsuit


As I’m working on the lengthy process of analyzing and organizing the information needed for my bill of particulars — a court document that lays out the plaintiff’s specific allegations in a lawsuit — there’s also a minor change in scheduling. Specifically, attorneys for the diocese, Susan Goff and the parish are not available on the initially selected date for the hearing on my motion to compel. So I’m looking to see if there is a date that will work for them.

Meanwhile, the defendants have declined at this time to stipulate that neither the diocese nor other defendants have documentation to support Bob Malm’s claim that my mother contacted him repeatedly. That said, it’s a given that they don’t, as Bob Malm lied under oath on this topic, which he cited as one of the foundational reasons for his assertion that I threatened him.

I’d also add one observation about defense counsel, which is that the attorneys involved are infinitely more professional than Sugarland Chiow with his ad hominem attacks, repeated false statements of law and fact to the courts, and his inflammatory rhetoric. In short, while we sit on opposite sides of this issue, it is good to see that some measure of civility, professionalism, and decorum remains in the practice of law, especially since licensed attorneys are officers of the court. 

Lastly, I’ve let defense counsel know that I intend to subpoena Dee Parsons, editor of The Wartburg Watch, when we go to trial. Dee already knows and is fully supportive,

So, nothing too exciting yet. I will continue to provide updates as we move forward.




Saturday, November 16, 2019

Reflections on the Diocesan Annual Convention, Inclusion, and Integrity




With the 225th diocesan annual convention winding down later today, it’s fitting to reflect on lessons learned from protesting outside the meeting and related questions.

What is most notable about the convention is that, with all those dog collars roaming around, not one person asked me about my protests. Not one. Yes, there were a ton of hits on the blog, and a few people took my photo, but nothing beyond that.

The lack of communication is telling. As a modern-day metaphoric leper at the gate, my situation underscores one of the great myths about the church, which is that it is inclusive. It is not. Most often, it’s just indifferent. That’s sad, because it directly contradicts Jesus’ message about “as you have done to the least of these, so also have you done unto me.”

If nothing else, when I have seen demonstrators, persons with car problems or other issues outside my church, I’ve always made it a point to welcome them in. Many say no, fearing that the invite is a recruitment effort. But quite a few also have found that, even if the church doesn’t meet a need for a spiritual home, it’s at least a safe place to shelter from the vicissitudes of life.

My inclination would also be to learn more and see if there is anything I could do to help. If nothing else, I’d be concerned about the church’s reputation, and eager to do what I can to at least soften the conflict.

(It’s also amusing to see Episcopalians pretending they don’t see you. It’s like a Monty Python movie:

“It’s a bloody protester.”

“No, you daft bastard, it’s bloody terrorist. Why, he’s even carrying a sign.”

“Blimey, and I thought he was a protestor!”

“Well, I can’t see him. Can you?”)

That also points to underlying integrity issues with the church. How can the church be healthy and whole when it ignores problems literally at its doorstep? Hardly loving, liberating or life-giving.

That also raises the more tactical question: Will the diocese and its attorneys have the integrity to admit that Bob Malm committed perjury? Or will they try to defend conduct that is utterly indefensible?

If past results are any indication of future performance, they will do their utmost to avoid addressing the elephant in the room.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Breaking News: Grace Episcopal, the Clergy Perjury Parish, Set for Court December 17

Predictably enough, neither diocesan chancellor JP Causey, nor Grace Episcopal, have responded to my request to honor the court’s subpoena, signed by the judge, directing them to permit inspection and copying of documents relevant to my case. I asked that they do so by 5 PM today.

As a result, I have filed a motion to compel against both Bishop Goff and the parish. Motions court is set for December 17 at 1:30 PM. The date is somewhat delayed due to the fact I have arranged for personal service on the defendants. This seems a sensible precaution in light of the previous lack of professionalism and ethically questionable conduct displayed by both the parish and the diocese, which includes Bob Malm’s perjury and Sugarland Chiow’s various false and misleading statements to the tribunal.

Given that the court date falls squarely within Advent, this all seems appropriate.

A copy has been emailed to diocesan officials as well as the parish.




Protesting Outside DioVA Annual Convention

Live, from New York....IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!

Well, not so much. More like it’s me, protesting outside the DioVA annual convention in Crystal City Virginia.

I slept in today, as the weather is ideal for sleeping and I have a busy weekend ahead. But I’ll resurface outside the convention in a few hours. My plans also include filing the Motion to Compel to ask Bishop Goff and Grace Episcopal Church to provide access to various documents relating to my case, including documentation of perjuring priest Bob Malm’s claim, made in writing, while under oath, and while advised by church legal counsel, that my mother, then terminally ill, or someone claiming to be her, “time after time” made appointments with him and no-showed. This he cited as one of the bases for his claim that mom’s blog is threatening.

So, since Malm alleges that this happened repeatedly, there should be lots of documentation — phone records, email, you name it.

My plans also include filing a Motion to Compel against +Goff and the parish. Somehow, I don’t see either being on the up-and-up and responding on their own.


Friday, November 1, 2019

Updated Information on Lawsuit Against Grace Episcopal, the Clergy Perjury Parish

Updated information confirms service of process on Bishop Susan Goff, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and Grace Episcopal Alexandria.

It will be interesting to see how the good Christians at Grace Church respond to my request for documentation that mom “time after time” makes appointments with perjuring priest Bob Malm. Will they tell the truth? Will they admit that Malm committed perjury?

Somehow, I don’t see Goff, Sugarland Chiow, or any of that crowd acting in an honorable way.

Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish.






Saturday, October 26, 2019

Second Lawsuit


Steps are now under way to file a second lawsuit against Grace Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Susan Goff, and several other parties, including multiple church staff, volunteers, and independent contractors. I anticipate the suit will be filed in Pennsylvania and will involve multiple plaintiffs. Several of the defendants will be added once the initial suit is filed.

Not a great time for Planet Malm

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Will Sugarland Chiow Lie for Jesus?



With my lawsuit now filed against Grace Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and Susan Goff, an interesting question arises: Will Sugarland Chiow resume his ethically questionable behavior? Past incidents include:
  • Apparently signing off on the vestry’s talking points, which claimed that Mike and I left the parish on our own, despite the fact Jeff knew otherwise.
  • Making up a fake church shooting in the nonexistent town of Sugarland Texas.
  • Falsely telling the Venango courts he had a valid subpoena, and continuing to do so even after he was shown, in writing, the relevant statutory provisions.
  • Lying to the Alexandria Circuit Court by telling it I had never been licensed as an attorney, nor served as a police officer.
  • Failing to disclose his client Bob Malm’s perjury, including lying by taking words out of context.
  • Claiming he had thoroughly read Mom’s blog, yet telling the motions court that he was unaware that she was dying.
  • Disregarding a court order compelling his client Bob Malm to state how he allegedly had been threatened.
  • Repeated use of improper, inflammatory language, including referring to the case as one of “domestic terrorism.”
  • Abuse of process.
  • Deliberate efforts to use my sexual orientation to try to embarrass and discredit me.
  • Irrelevant references to mass shootings wholly unconnected with the case at hand.
Bob Malm and Jeff Chiow, lying for Jesus


Saturday, October 19, 2019

New Website Launches to Cover Grace Episcopal Lawsuit

Having sent my demand letter, I have little doubt that the fake Christians of Grace Church and the Diocese will ignore it. So, as I prepare to go to court, I have launched a website to provide information on the lawsuit as it progresses.

Check it out!


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Breaking News: Demand Letter Sent to Episcopal Bishop Susan Goff and Church Pension Group

Breaking news: As I prepare to file suit against the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and other parties relevant to Bob Malm’s vendetta against me, I have sent the following demand letter to the diocese and its insurer, in which I ask the diocese to admit that Bob Malm committed perjury. That would, at a minimum, be the Christian thing to do, but I have little doubt that the diocese will continue its abusive conduct.

Stay tuned for further developments.






Friday, April 12, 2019

Harvest Bible Chapel Lawsuit Goes Live

Some time ago, I referenced the exploding scandal at the Harvest Bible Chapel over abuse of power, misuse of funds, spiritual abuse, intimidation and more. Today, things reached a new level, as a website launched that provides information for those who may wish to join in the lawsuit against the church.

You may recall that the church tried suing bloggers for defamation, as part of an effort to shut down criticism. In other words, it tried pulling a Bob Malm.





Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Tenth Presbyterian in Philly Allegedly Pulls a Bob Malm, Claims Protester Has Threatened Them

In a move reminiscent of Grace Episcopal Church, Dysfunctional Bob Malm, and Sugarland Chiow, Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia allegedly has attempted to ban a protester in front of the church by claiming that he has threatened and harassed people. The protester, Phillip Snyder, asserts that he is protesting the coverup of sexual abuse by the church’s former music minister.

As part of its efforts, the church allegedly excommunicated Snyder, threatened to arrest him if he entered the property, and attempted to obtain an injunction ordering him to remain 1,000 feet from he church. (Guess folks there share Sugarland’s fixation with the magic 1,000 feet!)

The court decline to issue an injunction, and in response, Mr. Snyder has filed a lawsuit alleging that church officials defamed him.

In the meantime, I am in touch with Mr. Snyder and hope to talk with his attorney later this week.

To read the full story, visit the Wartburg Watch here.

To support Mr. Snyder’s legal efforts, click here.



Sunday, December 30, 2018

Looking Ahead to 2019: More Protests and Possible Lawsuits

As we get ready to move into 2019, protests continue over Dysfunctional Bob Malm’s conduct, as well as that of Jeff “Sugarland” Chiow. Look for me and others at:

1) King and Seminary aka Dysfunction Junction aka Malm Square(d)
2) the monument at Braddock and Russell Road
3) the front of MOM’s
4) the intersection of Commonwealth and Mount Vernon avenues.
5) 395 during rush hour

Although we have not yet made a final go/no-go decision, I believe it likely that I and several other plaintiffs will file suit against the church, vestry, Bob Malm and family, and several individual parishioners in Federal district court in late January. Assuming we proceed, a second lawsuit is expected later in the spring.

Stay tuned for details.