What’s funny is that, this weekend, several Grace parishioners rolled past me while I was protesting. Most just pretend they don’t see me. Some take my picture, no doubt to go to Bob and argue that something needs to be done. A few flip me off. And some try the whole saccharine smile and frantic friendly wave routine.… Read More »
It’s interesting to note that one of the things folks assume about this blog is that it’s a “gotcha” effort. But the reality is far more complex. One well-documented effect of shunning is feelings of despair and hopelessness. At the start of Bob Malm’s campaign of shunning, I and my family did, indeed, suffer this feeling of utter… Read More »
Remember the old “how many people does it take to change a lightbulb,” joke? In the Episcopal church, the answer is “one to change the bulb, 20 to complain that it’s always been dark on those stairs, and how dare you change that?”. So, serious question: How many does it take to bully? The answer is at least… Read More »
New and improved! No appeals process required! Distributors, contact regional sales director Bob Malm at 703-549-1980 to learn more! Remember, shunning: It’s not just for cults, Scientologists and Jehovah’s Witnesses any more!
By the way, have you read the complete internal controls checklist I posted previously? Bob Malm, rector of Grace Church, argues that he is not shrugging off his duties as rector. Yet, my review of the checklist reveals that more that 60 deficiencies exist in the church’s internal controls. Moreover, there are a several what we will term… Read More »
Recent signs suggest that Grace Episcopal Church is trying to address its deferred maintenance and other financial issues by preparing to borrow money. What is the evidence for this conclusion? And why, in my opinion, is it unlikely to be successful in this effort? To focus on the evidence, the church recently reviewed its trustees. This group, who… Read More »
One of the great fallacies within Grace Church is that “there is complete financial transparency” and an annual audit, which provides assurances that financial statements are accurate. These claims are absolutely untrue, and here is why. First, in an Agreed-Upon Procedures (AUP) review, attestation is the responsibility of the client, or an independent third party under certain circumstances.… Read More »
The late Danni Moss published an excellent piece on clergy bullying and I commend it to those of you who may feel like you have you own clergy bully or bullies to deal with. Because Danni’s family is keeping her blog going in her memory, I’m not sure how long it will be around, so with full credit… Read More »