Showing posts with label subpoenas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label subpoenas. Show all posts

Friday, November 1, 2019

More on the Search Process

If you are an interim and considering a call to Grace Church, you already have figured out that you not only have 30 years of Bob Malm’s narcissistic legacy to deal with. You also have a mountain of conflict, an active lawsuit, and profound reputational issues to deal with. And people at Grace church often don’t realize just how spectacularly inappropriate their behavior is; in many cases, such behavior is normative.

That said, I also feel that it’s fair to point out that you soon will have me and other protesters directly outside the church during Sunday and other services. I also am giving serious thought to ending my self-imposed ban on protesting outside weddings and funerals, as well as outside the homes of clergy and staff.

So, this is in no way a threat, but it is only fair to put my cards on the table. And no amount of perjury on the part of the church or fabrications by its attorney will prevent me from exercising my First Amendment rights to speak about my experiences with the parish, with perjuring priest Bob Malm, and with Sugarland Chiow.

The only thing that will stop me and other from calling Grace Episcopal out for being the fake church  that it is is to become a real church — a place where people care for God, for each other, and where they recognize that bullying, clergy perjury, or Sugarland Chiow’s hateful, inflammatory rhetoric are never acceptable. Or threatening me. Or Mike’s job. Or trying to drag a dying woman into court.

And as long as folks refuse to admit that Bob Malm is a perjurer, we have nothing to discuss.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Subpoenas Issued

Earlier today subpoenas went out in my lawsuit against Grace Episcopal Church, Susan Goff, and the diocese. Most likely, Grace will receive its subpoena tomorrow, while Susan Goff’s subpoena may take a day or so. Both are for the production of documents.

Following is the email I sent to the diocese and Grace church’s vestry. In a nutshell, the earlier fraud that the church perpetrated on the court by taking words out of context, by committing perjury (including Bob Malm’s false claim that my mother, or someone claiming to be her, contacted him repeatedly, which he cited as a major part of his claim that Mom’s blog is really mine) will not be tolerated. Same for Jeff Chiow’s inflammatory rhetoric and fabrications, including his falsely telling the court that I had never been licensed to practice law. And no, the whole, “I didn’t bother to research it,” line of argument doesn’t cut it.  Should this happen again, I guarantee major media coverage. 

Moreover, Grace Church will discover the more it lies, the more it trots out the bombastic rhetoric, and the more it tries to play hard ball, the more quickly people turn their backs on the church.

Here is the letter I sent to the diocese and the church, in which I encourage them to act like Christians.

Yes, I know. Shocking proposition.

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