The petition seeking a full, fair, and independent diocesan church review of perjuring priest Bob Malm’s misconduct, including his perjury and his defamatory per se statement that I embezzled funds from a previous employer, has now garnered more than 14,000 signatures. The petition also asks the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia to take meaningful action based on the results of the investigation.
So far, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has steadfastly refused, despite undeniable evidence that Bob Malm committed perjury. Indeed, the church has said in writing that such conduct is “not of weighty and material importance to the ministry of the church.”
Good to know if you are considering becoming involved in the toxic crock of goo that is the Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and Grace Episcopal Alexandria. Or, for that matter, St. Gabriel’s in Marion Massachusetts and the equally feckless Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Recently, our online petition seeking a full, fair, independent investigation of perjuring priest Bob Malm — and meaningful action based on the results — passed 12,000 signatures. Signatures continue to come in from around the world.
It is, of course, sad that such a petition is needed. Susan Goff and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia have been offered numerous opportunities to deal with perjuring priest Bob Malm and his misconduct/abuse of office, but have consistently declined to do so. They have claimed repeatedly that Bob Malm’s conduct is “not of weighty and material importance to the ministry of the church,” while privately complaining about the damage this conflict is causing to the church. So why does the church think it can have it both ways?
Even more telling is the fact that Susan Goff says clergy misconduct is only actionable if it results in criminal charges. That means that sexual assault, theft, corruption — none of this is actionable unless charges are filed.
Small wonder The Episcopal Church is imploding as it wallows in its own ethical filth.
Friday, January 3, 2020
Just a couple of days ago, I launched my online petition demanding that the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and Bishop Susan Goff act with integrity and address perjuring priest Bob Malm’s abusive conduct. Already, we are zooming along towards 100 signatures, and momentum is building.
That sad thing is that, with so many ills in the world, time and money have to be spent trying to push the diocese to do what should be normative—to address abusive conduct by clergy. But instead, the diocese acts like a little child; the more you ask it to clean up its room, the more it pouts and resists.
If you’d like to sign my petition, it’s at http://chng.it/fKqkK625
Thanks so much to all who are lending their support to my efforts!