Showing posts with label perjuring priest Bob Malm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label perjuring priest Bob Malm. Show all posts

Monday, August 10, 2020

Accountability and The Episcopal Church

Grace Episcopal Alexandria

Earlier I posted definitive proof that Bob Malm lied to the Episcopal bishop of Virginia when he claimed that I was the executive director of RPJ Housing before coming to Grace Church. Literally dozens of parishioners know that to be a lie. That begs the question: How many will have the integrity to tell the truth? And how many will be cowardly and play the, “I don’t want to get involved,” card?

This question goes to the very heart of the Christian faith, for it implicates the baptismal covenant’s promise to respect the dignity of every human being, as well as the promise to resist injustice and oppression.

That also raises issues of leadership and parental responsibility. We have already seen the results of parenting failures within the church in the form of twenty-somethings, raised in the church, who think it’s okay to urge others to commit suicide. We have seen the failure of leadership in the parish in the lack of accountability on Bob Malm’s part. We have seen the failure of leadership at the vestry in the years of slipshod record keeping, the ongoing prevalence of bullying and mobbing within the parish, the misconduct and disrespect within the choir and the altar guild. We have seen the failure of leadership in the defamatory statements from Sugarland Chiow, Bob Malm, and Kelly Gable. Indeed, the lack of any sort of Christian perspective even extends to the conduct of Lisa Gardner—a person not even a member of the parish. In short, like The Episcopal Church as a whole, there is a profound lack of accountability.

As things stand, Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the clergy perjury parish, is lurching further and further into existential crisis. Only a willingness to tell the truth will save the parish.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Lack of Introspection: Another Sign of Organizational Narcissism at Grace Episcopal Alexandria

Grace Episcopal Alexandria

I’ve written previously about organizational narcissism at Grace Church and the fact that, over time, churches inevitably take on the characteristics of their rector.  Today’s post is about a related topic, lack of introspection as a sign of organizational narcissism.

Often referred to as “destructive narcissism,” or “DM,” narcissism among leaders is characterized by outward self-assurance, an ability to charm superiors, a tendency to devalue others, a sense of entitlement, and a lack of values. Not surprisingly, the result typically is a toxic organizational culture, often marked by outwardly friendly interpersonal dynamics, but fraught with behind-the-scenes conflict and inappropriate responses to conflict. See, e.g. and A tendency to respond aggressively when criticized and to devalue others often leads observers to regard the organization and its leaders as abusive. Group members may be at risk of manipulation and low self-esteem.

All of these hold true for Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish. Outwardly friendly and welcoming, behind the scenes toxic currents swirl. Indeed, one former assistant rector has noted the profound guilt that altar guild members feel if things are not perceived as absolutely perfect. Members often engage in manipulative conduct, including bullying and mobbing within the altar guild and choir. It is telling, too — the closer to worship one gets, the more toxic the culture at Grace,

But most telling is the lack of introspection. For example, in her responses to the two Wartburg Watch  articles about the church and its conflict with me, Lisa Medley, posting under the handle “Long-time parishioner” tried defending the church with a series of lies and ad hominem attacks. She saw nothing wrong with this, and evinced no ability to parse the underlying issue, which is that the church’s conduct is wrong.

Similarly, Sugarland Chiow still shows no recognition that his inflammatory rhetoric and multiple courtroom fabrications were in any way problematic. Instead, he clings to the notion that the end justifies the means.

Even now, the church is trying to defend its conduct in court, with Kelly Motormouth Gable asserting that her allegations that I embezzled are accurate. And yet I see no sign that she or others have taken me up on my invitation to put their money where their mouth is and file a complaint with the police. Kelly and others are good with behind-the-scenes fun and games, but they don’t have the integrity to follow-up in the light of day.

Of course, the response of many of those who read this article will remain true to form, with folks like David Crosby asserting that I am mentally ill and more, while never parsing their specifics of their behavior.

The result is that until the church is able to obtain some measure of introspection, it cannot hope to deal effectively with these issues.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Upheaval at Episcopal Men’s Group Underscores Depth of Problems at Grace Episcopal, the Diocese

Shock waves are rippling throughout Episcopal men’s group The Brotherhood of St. Andrew after three African-American board members resigned in protest over the organization’s response to recent racial incidents. But even as the group reels from the upheaval on its board, its efforts to regain its footing illustrate the utter ineptitude and lack of Christian ethics at Grace Episcopal and the Diocese of Virginia.

In reports by the Episcopal News Service, the organization’s three top leaders committed the Brotherhood to “a new phase of the journey of truth-telling, learning, listening and ultimately, with God’s help, reconciliation.”

That begs the issue: Why are Grace Church and the diocese still trying to defend the indefensible? Like Bob Malm’s perjury, folks at the church urging me to commit suicide, and the church’s defamation per se? Or trying to drag a dying woman into court that couldn’t even physically leave her home?

The answer is clear: The diocese and the parish are nothing but badly run businesses that have zero interest in actual Christian values.

Over time, will the Brotherhood find reconciliation and healing? Quite possibly, it will, if it is sincere and continues to strive to do what’s right. But Grace Episcopal and the diocese are neither sincere nor committed to doing what’s right, so the outcome is clear. Reconciliation and healing simply won’t happen.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

BREAKING: Additional Lawsuit Against Grace Episcopal Alexandria Pending

Grace Episcopal Alexandria Lawsuit

Early next week, I will be filing an additional lawsuit against Grace Episcopal Church, the clergy perjury parish. The complaint addresses the parish’s defamatory statements, made through vestry and clergy, that I allegedly embezzled from a previous employer. The claim seeks both compensatory and punitive damages.

As a matter of professional courtesy, I have given a heads-up to the various attorneys representing perjuring priest Bob Malm and Grace Episcopal.

A copy of the complaint will be posted when I file.

Monday, August 3, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: More Than 20,000 People Sign Perjuring Priest Petition

Exciting news. Moments ago my petition seeking a full, fair, and independent investigation into perjuring priest Bob Malm’s conduct passed 20,000 signatures.

To give you some context, the photo below represents a crowd of 20,000.

Even so, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia continues to refuse demands for accountability, all while proclaiming its commitment to “respecting the dignity of every human being.”

If The Episcopal Church cannot address criminal conduct by clergy, why on earth would it think it can successfully address racial injustice?

Speaking of, Time for Bob Malm to Put His Money Where His Mouth Is

Episcopal priest Bob Malm

Speaking of Kelly Motormouth Gable and her defamatory email about how I allegedly embezzled from RPJ Housing, it’s also time for perjuring priest Bob Malm to grow up and put his money where his mouth is.

Specifically, Episcopalians are called to “resist injustice and oppression,” wherever they are encountered. So rather than spreading rumors and gossip to the willing ears of diocesan officials, why hasn’t perjuring priest Bob Malm filed criminal charges? As I stated in my post about Kelly Motormouth Gable there is no statute of limitations on felonies, with the latter defined as involving more than $500. So why would Bob Malm hesitate? It’s not like Bob has any scruples whatsoever when it comes to confrontations involving parishioners, even lying to police, the bishop, and his own parishioners.

Of course, there would be an added advantage to perjuring priest Bob Malm: he would presumably see an end to the multiple lawsuits against him. Plus Lisa Medley, Alison Campbell, and the rest of the good Christians of Grace would be besides themselves with Christian glee. So again: Why not?

So, it’s time for perjuring priest Bob Malm to belly up to the bar, put his money where his mouth is, and file criminal charges. If he’s willing to spread his defamatory statements to the bishop, he should be equally willing to go to the police.

As for Alison Campbell, Lisa Medley, Sugarland Chiow, and the myriad other fake Christians at Grace Church, same applies to you.

Go for it.

BREAKING: Hearing Concludes in Pennsylvania

I just left the hearing in PA, in which Judge Kirtland heard arguments regarding perjuring priest Bob Malm’s attempt to drag my mother, dying of COPD, into court.

Attorney Rachel Wenger represented Bob, and did not appear to be well-prepared. She offered no rebuttal to the black letter law in the case, which is that rule 1930.5 prohibits discovery in protection from abuse cases absent prior leave of court.

She also mischaracterized the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act, or UIDDA. As enacted in Pennsylvania, the UIDDA expressly provides that Pennsylvania law controls when it comes to issuance of the Pennsylvania subpoena. That of course makes sense, for one cannot obtain greater rights in the deponent state merely by filing in a foreign jurisdiction, then domesticating a subpoena.

Judge Kirtland will mail a ruling to both parties within 5 days. Either side may appeal his ruling within 30 days to the court of common pleas.

Grace Episcopal Alexandria

Saturday, August 1, 2020

KKK and Grace Episcopal Deploy Same Hate Against Protestors

CNN recently covered independent documentary filmmaker Rob Bliss, who protested outside KKK headquarters and produced a video from his experiences. And guess what? Many of the reactions he got from KKK members were the same as I get from Grace Episcopal Church members.

I know, big surprise.

In addition to the ol’ one-gun-salute-to-Jesus, of which there were many, among other things he got the same rhetoric as Sugarland Chiow and perjuring priest Bob Malm deploy when they want to suppress criticism. Specifically, he got called a “domestic terrorist.”

You’d think that Sugarland and perjuring priest Bob Malm could come up with something a little more erudite than ugly KKK rhetoric, wouldn’t you?

Just goes to show: Hate is hate, whether it’s the KKK, Grace Episcopal Church, or so-called Christians like Lisa Medley, Alison Campbell, and Kelly Gable. Or parishioners who urge me to commit suicide.

Visit the CNN article here and Rob’s video here.

For those new to this blog, here is church attorney Sugarland Chiow’s claim that I’m a domestic terrorist:

Grace Episcopal Alexandria

And here’s the reference to KKK members calling Rob a domestic terrorist:

Grace Episcopal Alexandria

And here is a screen cap of the first part of the article:

Grace Episcopal Alexandrie

And as a reminder, here is the post from a then college-aged parishioner urging to me commit suicide.

Clearly, the KKK and Grace Episcopal share a common characteristic: They respond with hate, ugly rhetoric, and lies when someone challenges their views.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the Clergy Perjury Parish, Again Extends Deadline for Applications for Rector Position

Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention. — Douglas Horton

Desperation is never pretty. It’s not pretty in dating. It’s not pretty when job hunting. And it isn’t pretty when it involves a church looking for a new rector. And so it is with Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish, where signs increasingly suggest that folks are taking a pass on what should be an A-list gig, the rector position.

Yesterday, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia updated its website to show that the search committee has extended the deadline to apply until August 10. That’s the second extension.

Grace Episcopal Alexandria
Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the Clergy Perjury Parish, Again Extends
Deadline to Apply for Rector Position

The decision to do so is telling, indeed damning.

By rights, Grace Church should be, to use Shannon Johnston’s phrase, a “flagship.” With a decent income, loyal members, a gorgeous nave, close proximity to National Airport, close to trendy Del Ray, a long history of inclusion, and friendly members, at first blush Grace is a highly attractive calling.

But folks seem increasingly attuned to what Bob Malm himself termed the “dirty underbelly” of Grace church. The mere fact that one has to go to court in order to deal with misconduct in the parish speaks volumes. 

Even more telling is the fact that the diocese refuses to provide adult supervision to perjuring priest Bob Malm, or to wade in and do the hard work needed to make peace with the past. Indeed, the fact that the diocese has said in writing that it won’t get involved unless perjuring priest Bob Malm faces criminal charges shows that the corruption and incompetence extend right to Susan Goff herself. And the toxic miasma of perjuring priest Bob Malm, Sugarland Chiow, Alison Campbell, Lisa Medley and others has permeated every facet of life at Grace Episcopal Alexandria, where the place is so screwed up that parishioners actually think it’s okay to lie about each other, to urge others to commit suicide, and in Kelly Gable’s case, to accuse others of criminal conduct.

To make matters worse, some issues are irreparable. There is no way to make peace with my mother, for example, now that she is dead. 

Indeed, even with perjuring priest Bob Malm gone for what soon will be a year, Grace Church’s reputation is getting worse, not better. One has only to look at its efforts to defend its actions in court to see that no one at Grace is interested in changing. Instead, they are interested in justifying their conduct and continuing in exactly the same vein as always.

And the current litigation has provided myriad examples of profoundly ugly conduct within the parish—enough that even the most generous cannot avoid the conclusion that there are real problems at the church.

Now, with the parish again pushing back its already extended deadline for applying for the position of rector, the place is starting to smell of desperation. That’s really bad news for the church, and much like stealing from the Mafia, it’s likely to attract attention of all the wrong sort. In fact, that awful smell isn’t just desperation — it’s the stench of rot and corruption. Just like Jesus’ whitewashed tombs, the place is pretty on the exterior, but filled with death and decay on the inside.

The reality is this: No rector worth her salt is going to be willing to come in and muck out the filth that perjuring priest Bob Malm left behind. That’s especially true when, as here, the diocese has washed its hands of the matter. Thus, Grace needs to consider the possibility that the best it can do is to get in long-term supply clergy, possibly David Crosby or another member of the “Bobby Malm, You’re Amazing,” fan boys.

But however the rector search plays out, of this you can be certain: I am not backing down. Anyone who bullies Mike or my Mom has me to contend with, and I am tenacious.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

BREAKING: 200,000 Hits and Counting!

Today, this blog passed a major milestone: 200,000 hits and counting!

Meanwhile, my petition on is motoring along and about to pass 20,000 signatures.

Good times!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Bonetti v. Malm: Court Grants Perjuring Priest Bob Malm’s Venue Request

Earlier today, the Fairfax Circuit Court granted perjuring priest Bob Malm’s motion to transfer venue to the Alexandria Circuit Court.

As plaintiff, I do not plan to further challenge venue.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Settlement Offer

Did you know that in 2016 I offered to settle my conflict with perjuring priest Bob Malm?

I did so in writing through attorney Matt Kaplan, who drafted the letter that follows. In it, we ask for three things from perjuring priest Bob Malm:
  1. Stop disparaging us.
  2. Stop interfering with the practice of our faith.
  3. Confidentiality.
Through Sugarland Chiow, perjuring priest Bob Malm refused all three requests, resulting in today’s state of affairs: An ongoing, public dispute, winding its way through the courts.

True to form, perjuring priest Bob Malm ultimately came to regret his decision, leading to his facially deceptive efforts to obtain a protective order by claiming he had been threatened. The end result, of course, was a profound escalation of the dispute that included lawsuits against Leslie Malm and Lindsey Malm Anders.

So, perjuring priest Bob Malm is not only a liar, but it was through his own mean-spirited stupidity that he got himself into the present situation. In other words, he got exactly what he asked for.

And here is Sugarland’s response:

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Welcome to Sugarland! Grace Episcopal Alexandria Rector Search Process Faces Challenges

Grace Episcopal Alexandria

You have to hand it to perjuring priest Bob Malm, Sugarland Chiow, and to a lesser extent Kelly Motormouth Gable — they have really done a number on Grace Episcopal Church and the search for a new rector.

Consider two possibilities:

First Possibility:

Mere use of the word “murder” in a blog, etc., truly is a threat and not protected speech under the First Amendment. In other words, welcome to Sugarland!

Jeffery Chiow, Esq,
In that case, we can look to Sugarland Chiow’s pleadings filed in the Venango Coubty courts, in which he says, “This is a case of domestic terrorism.” We can give context to this claim through his filings in the Alexandria Courts, in which he claims that I, “surely am dangerous.” How did we know that? According to Sugarland, it is by virtue of withdrawing my appeal. Thus, according to Sugarland’s reasoning, it’s appropriate to impose sanctions, for  as we well know, that is the best way to deal with dangerous people.

That begs the question: If I am a candidate for rector, do I want to serve a church that claims to be threatened by domestic terrorists? Unless I am totally cray-cray, the answer likely is no. That’s doubly the case if I have a family, and I’ll surely think twice when I realize just how expensive Northern VA is.

Second Possibility:

Why drink the KoolAid when you can swill the Sugarland Shine?
The second possibility is that Grace’s pleadings are not true. Thus, Grace faces potential legal liability, as well as the ethical and spiritual challenges posed by a priest who commits perjury, a vestry that supports his efforts, and parish leaders like Sugarland Chiow who aid and abet his efforts. Not to mention the ugly, inflammatory rhetoric coming out of the parish, including Sugarland’s court pleadings, Lisa Medley’s multiple lies and disclosure of confidential giving, and comments from someone, most likely Lucy Medley, urging me to commit suicide. In other words, welcome to Sugarland!

Wow. If this is the case, we’re talking about a profoundly toxic church. As Jesus said, “by their fruits you shall know them,” and this is one ugly, stinkin’ crock of goo. In fact, clergy who love God, love their neighbor, and haven’t lost their sense of smell due to COVID-19 can smell it ten miles away, twenty if they are downwind.

Rector candidates thus face the challenge not only of living in this environment, but also trying to fix it. Both are herculean tasks, especially after 30 years of Bob Malm. All I can say is yikes.

Of course, the possibility also exists that the parish will pull down another narcissist.  She, or more likely he, will come replete with a stellar resume, good looks (they are nothing if not well groomed), a carefully crafted image, athleticism (gotta look good on all fronts), tremendous verbal faculty, and an amazing ability to tell people what they want to hear. And Grace is, on its face, an target for another narcissist, for he or she will readily recognize that the church is a narcissistic organization, onto which they can attach themselves in record time. When he does, the narcissist will paper things over with earnest-sounding apologies, lots of hugs and smiles, the word “love” bouncing around in all directions, and more. But there will be no meaningful resolution, and Grace will have another layer of glitter affixed to its toxic infrastructure.

This is highly likely. While Mary Hix is, I think, wise enough to spot this issue, I don’t know that anyone else on the search committee is, with the possible exception of Tracy Enger.

That said, this presents a dilemma all its own for the narcissist: Should I run the risk of dealing with the six lawsuits now under way and the potential personal liability that attaches, or move on to easier pickings? My guess is most will consider this to be too much work to be worth the trouble, for narcissists are famous for underperforming at their jobs, while telling themselves and others that they are great.

That said, if Grace does pull down another narcissistic rector, things will get ugly in a hurry. Narcissists are invariably toxic, and they build narcissistic constructs around them. Given how far Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the clergy perjury parish, already is along that curve, if that does happen, Grace is a goner. Done. Kaput. No mas. Au revoir.

And a third possibility:

Of course there is a third potential outcome, which reflects the fact that many clergy are conflict avoidant. Specifically, many qualified candidates won’t want to parse these issues, but instead take a pass and move on. Given that TEC often follows the path of least resistance, that is a likely outcome, but one that will only become apparent over time as it becomes clear that B-list candidates are applying for what should be an A-list calling.

There’s also the possibility that candidates for rector take a preliminary look at applying, but quickly self-select and join this category, simply by asking, “What have you done to resolve this conflict?” Any sort of meaningful questioning will quickly reveal that, other than the token effort to slap some lipstick on this pig at the Fredericksburg meeting, the answer is nothing. And at this point we are no longer in a position to negotiate, for I have seen the middle finger from the good Christians of Grace Church far too often to be willing to talk to them, and have invoked my right under state law to have no contact from members of the church.

Moreover, klaxons will be sounding in all directions when candidates realize that the diocesan posture on these issues is one of no-criminal-charges-no-foul. That reveals just how toxic and broken things are, and it goes all the way to Bishop Goff herself. And it’s not like she hasn’t heard directly from me on these matters; she has many times, and instead sits in splendid silence in that fusty old antebellum heap, Mayo House.

And like any narcissistic organization, the denizens of Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the clergy perjury parish, will never concede the possibility that the organization suffers from narcissism. Indeed, it will all be the fault of that crazed former member, Eric Bonetti, who resigned from the church and then started harassing us. You know the drill, and Lisa Medley is happy to help you rehearse. If she’s not around, hit up Alison Campbell or Kelly Motormouth Gable. In fact, let’s grab a few drinks and talk about it.

Not matter how things turn out, thanks to perjuring priest Bob Malm, Sugarland Chiow, and now Motormouth Gable, things are not pointed in a good direction for Grace Church.

Welcome to Sugarland!

Friday, July 24, 2020

Perjuring Priest Bob Malm Repeatedly Violates Massachusetts State Health Laws During Pandemic

Somehow, I have the funny feeling that perjuring priest Bob Malm has been at it again. Specifically, I am told that St. Gabriel’s, the church where Bob serves as interim, decided at the 11th hour not to transition to Phase 2 of the diocesan reopening plan.

Here’s what the church’s website says:

Note the whole bit about “information we didn’t have” and about informing the media “as you think best.” Hmmm. Sounds to me like what really happened is that the diocese said no to the reopening plan, possibly because it was non-compliant with state and diocesan policy.

And while there may or may not be more to this story, one thing is clear, which is that perjuring priest Bob Malm routinely violates the law when leading services. Specifically, he doesn’t wear a face covering. But even more disturbing is the utter lack of leadership perjuring priest Bob Malm evinces as interim rector when he refuses to take basic measures to protect his own health, and that of others.

Let’s start by taking a look at the health and safety guidelines issued by the diocese for Phase 1, which were promulgated May 18 and formed the foundation for moving to Phase 2. Of relevance is the highlighted section, which allows only a cantor or soloist, provided he or she is at least 20 feet from others and in a well-ventilated area.

While one can debate whether the nave at St. Gabriel’s is well-ventilated, there’s no doubt that the parish is not compliant on other fronts.

Below is a screen cap from the May 26 service. Yup, that’s a choir, and while there’s more attention to safety than the early days of the pandemic—including the wearing of face coverings — the service features a small choir, less than 20 feet distancing (but not standing right next to each other, as was the case at first), and myriad other issues.

Eventually on June 14, we see the move to a soloist, but even then the distance is well inside of 20 feet.

Now let’s shift to a related issue, which is the Massachusetts Department of Health requirements during Phase 1, with reference to the highlighted area. You’ll see that it requires all staff and clergy to wear a face mask or covering while participating in worship. That’s right, all. No exceptions because clergy feel warm, think they sound funny when talking, think it looks goofy, believe they’re special, or any other reasons.

The face mask requirement loosens a little bit for clergy in Phase 2, but only while actively leading the service.

Meanwhile, as a workplace safety matter, Massachusetts requires all employers eligible to open in Phases 1, 2, and 3 to require face masks of all employees. Here’s the screen cap, with the face mask requirement located on the upper right.

Additionally, Plymouth County, in which St Gabriel’s is located, requires face coverings in all “essential” businesses. While the measure does not specifically reference churches, it is broadly worded and has an “included but not limited to,” clause. Moreover, businesses are required to implement signage at their entrances, per below:

Now, let’s take a look at perjuring priest Bob Malm’s response to these requirements. Or, to phrase it in another way, how Bob is leading by example. Or not.

Following is a screen cap from the last service at which perjuring priest Bob Malm officiated at St. Gabriel’s:

Perjuring priest Bob Malm just can’t keep
his hands away from his face
Yup, no face covering, and perjuring priest Bob Malm is contaminating furniture, AV equipment, albs, stoles, lecterns, prayer books, altar linens and more by wiping his snotty nose, then handling other items without washing his hands or using sanitizer.

That begs the question: While perjuring priest Bob Malm may choose to be indifferent to his own welfare, or that of his wife and family, how can he stand in front of St. Gabriel’s, whether in person or via Vimeo, and display such a profound lack of concern for the welfare of others? Even as he babbles on about love? How does this exemplify leadership? Nor are these minor issues; they involve the potential for tremendous human suffering and loss. And if perjuring priest Bob Malm doesn’t follow the law, why should anyone else? (Not that I am encouraging anyone to disobey the law.)

Consider: Even Donald Trump, long the purveyor of conspiracy theories and weird claims that COVID-19 would go away on its own, has started wearing a face covering. True, it’s not out of concern for others, but rather because he fears losing the election. Even so, the point is valid: What does it say about Bob Malm when he doesn’t use a face covering, but Donald Trump does? Is Bob Malm really that special?

For the record, even when social distancing is possible — and many infectious disease experts believe 6 feet is not adequate — wearing a face mask reduces the both the risk of direct transmission as well as transmission via fomites, or inanimate surfaces that become contaminated. And keep in mind that singing, even with one person, is considered a high risk event.

On the other hand, keeping your snotty handkerchief in your back pocket, dabbing at your face, and touching other surfaces afterwards without using hand sanitizer or washing is a recipe for disaster. And given that perjuring priest Bob Malm is 68, he is high risk, as is his wife Leslie. And it’s especially troubling when in close proximity to the altar and other high-touch surfaces. (It’s worth noting that the state recommends that lecterns and other high-risk surfaces be protected with plexiglass shields, plastic, or other barriers.)

Bottom line, if your rector won’t comply with state law amidst the pandemic, or the commandment to love thy neighbor as thyself, or even just show enough respect for you to cover his face, you need to find a new rector. Pronto. And while you’re at it, you probably should ask some tough questions about the church and the diocese. It’s called lack of adult supervision.

COVID-19 is deadly serious. Don’t play games with your safety and that of others. And don’t tolerate anyone who does, especially when, as here, you are paying him and trusting him with both your spiritual and physical wellbeing.

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

See for Yourself: Items for Tomorrow’s Motions Court Hearing

Tomorrow is motions court in Fairfax, which will be held via WebEx. At issue will be venue for two of the cases involving Grace Church.

In the case of Kelly Gable’s defamation, I have told defense counsel that I don’t have an objection to venue in Alexandria.

Of course, defense counsel also has filed a plea in bar raising the stature of limitations.  On that score, I have told the courts that the issue is a matter of black letter law. Specifically, when a defendant has concealed a cause of evidence, the statute of limitations is tolled by the express provisions of the relevant statute. In the instant case, Sugarland Chiow, perjuring priest Bob Malm, and the church had an obligation to produce the email in question, as it was squarely within the purview of discovery, Given that they clearly attempted to conceal other evidence potentially damaging to their case (including Jeff Aaron’s email in which he discussed potential retaliation against me for complaining to the diocese about Bob’s conduct), I have no doubt that they intentionally did so in this case.

Equally significant is the fact that Kelly stood in privity to the defendants. She was not an innocent bystander, but instead a vestry member who benefitted from Sugarland’s misconduct. It therefore is inappropriate that Kelly be permitted to benefit from this misconduct.

On the matter of venue in the case against perjuring priest Bob Malm, I am opposing transfer. Bob is no longer a resident of Alexandria, so he cannot be said to be inconvenienced. Moreover, multiple aspects of the case arose in Fairfax, including Bob’s efforts to engage in tortious interference with my contract of employment at a church in Fairfax County. Similarly, Fairfax County intervened in my favor after perjuring priest Bob Malm tortiously interfered with our memorial donations to the church. At best, this constituted breach of contract. At worst, it was fraud. And I can produce evidence at trial that this was done at the express direction of perjuring priest Bob Malm.

Below is my email to the law clerk working on the case, as well as my exhibits.

I’ll post as soon as possible after the hearing.

See for Yourself: Here’s What Became of Grace Church’s $1.2 Million Investment

As readers may recall, my calculations show that the cost to Grace Church of buying the Pampered Prince of Perjury Bob Malm a personal residence exceeded $1.2 million. This included destruction of the existing rectory, which did not meet the exacting standards Bob established for a residence for His Holiness. Keep in mind that this figure included the $100,000 bonus the church paid perjuring priest Bob Malm in 2014 so he wouldn’t be upside down in his loan. That at a time when church financials were a shambles, there was a hoarder as parish administrator, and the church faced the near-term need to spend more than $1 million to keep the HVAC on in the complex.

So, as we approach the 2020 pledge season, it’s a great time to take a renewed look at that transaction. Specifically, what did that money get Grace Church?

A quick look at some recent photos of Perjury Place, the former residence of His Holiness, the Pampered Prince of Perjury, speaks volumes. As I predicted, deferred maintenance on the home left the place in tear-down condition, while the massive cracks in the foundation and other settling — not uncommon in hillside homes — spelled future problems.

Grace Episcopal Alexandria

Grace Episcopal Alexandria

Grace Episcopal Alexandria

Ironically, one of the few things that remain are the outside hand railings I installed following perjuring priest Bob Malm’s 2014 accident. In order to make that happen, I personally guaranteed payment on the project, since the vestry wanted to get involved, which would have delayed the matter interminably at a time where this was an urgent need. Moreover, given perjuring priest Bob Malm’s propensity for private schools, cosmetic procedures, dining out, and month-long trips to the beach every year, there was concern on multiple fronts that perjuring priest Bob Malm would not be good for the funds. (That proved not to be the case, thanks to the more than $24,000 purse the church took up for perjuring priest Bob Malm following his accident.)

When confronted with a large purse, the secret is to have the appropriate means to get it to the bank.
This subtle piece by Balenciaga is ideal.
All I can say is that any church that can pay a $100,000 bonus to a priest who can’t even be bothered to ensure that financial reports are accurate obviously has more money than it needs. It surely doesn’t need your funds, and I doubt it would take mine. So do yourself a favor amidst the pandemic and save your money. Heaven knows it’s going to be a rough fall when the annual influenza season ramps up and adds to the misery and suffering of a surging COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Another Bit Of Questionable Veracity on the Part of Perjuring Priest Bob Malm

Grace Episcopal Alexandria

Earlier on this blog, we talked about the magical thinking of our sister in Christ (said sarcastically, due to her use of the phrase), Easter Thompson. Specifically, we talked about her weird belief that perjuring priest Bob Malm didn’t engage in misconduct, as well as the fact that evidence has yet to emerge that God requires her help to judge the quick and the dead. But there’s a bit of questionable veracity in perjuring priest Bob Malm’s email exchange with her that warrants additional scrutiny.

In earlier posts, I noted that Bob lied about what was discussed at the meeting. Specifically, I did not agree to follow Bishop Shannon’s guidance, if for no other reason than I was no longer attending a parish within DioVa. (Nor was that possibility brought up.) Instead, I was providing financial and other support to St. Paul’s K Street, although I had not transferred my membership there. That said, soon after the meeting, I transferred my membership to St. Paul’s, after realizing that Bob Malm would never be sufficiently adult to take responsibility for his conduct. Bob also lied during the meeting when he claimed that he does not choose the vestry's executive committee, yet the fact that he does do so is even reflected in the church's shoddy and inadequate governance documents, infra. And no, an up-or-down ballot for an entire slate is not an election, unless you're talking about the Soviet Politburo. I’d add that turning a blind eye to this issue is ludicrous, particularly given how proud the denomination is of its bicameral governance.

That said, perjuring priest Bob Malm also provided Easter with another bit of false information, which was about the date of the Fredericksburg meeting. Specifically, it was May 25th, Ascension Day. Bob knew it too, for as the meeting was ending, he shook my hand and said, “Happy Ascension Day” — after repeatedly lying during the meeting, including telling me that trustees of the church investments had to be vestry members. Needless to say, a little more veracity on perjuring priest Bob Malm’s part would have made for a happier Ascension Day.

My experience is that perjuring priest Bob Malm was very attuned to the ebb and flow of the liturgical year. So why might he have lied about this issue? My guess is to make it sound like he had been more eager to pursue reconciliation, when the reality is he and Shannon "Cover-Up" Johnston only acted after my situation started to get media coverage, and after they realized that people were leaving the parish over Bob's misconduct.

Let me add right now that Easter and others prone to magical thinking will claim that this is not true. But when the current litigation goes to trial, I am more than willing to subpoena Shannon Johnston and/or Pat Wingo to verify what was said during the meeting.

Of course, Easter also likes her conspiracy theories and the notion that she’s somehow privy to gnosis the rest of us can’t access. So it’s unlikely that she will be convinced by any evidence that contravenes her magical thinking.

As for the rest of Grace Church, the clergy perjury parish, folks are ill-served by a diocese that does not insist on higher standards for clergy than avoiding criminal charges. But that illustrates the corruption and lack of integrity rampant in TEC, and at every level. 

Indeed, even at the PB’s office, officials turn a blind eye to misconduct. That is evinced by the fact that Todd Ousley refused to address Susan Goff’s decision not to implement Title IV in any meaningful way. Ironic, given that Jennifer Brooke-Davidson sits on a hearing panel going after Bishop Love for refusing to implement GC’s policy on same-sex marriage. So how is his conduct any different than Susan Goff’s refusal to address clergy perjury? Readers may recall that I emailed Jennifer on this issue, too, so it’s not like I haven’t shared my concerns directly.

It takes a special kind of hypocrite to go after Bishop Love —whose views I obviously don’t agree with—for not following the authority and discipline of the church, yet to ignore the authority of the church when it comes to Title IV and potentially criminal activity by Bob Malm.

That hypocrite would be Susan Goff.