Sources close to the matter tell Anglican Watch that Liam Goligher has repeatedly lied to members of Tenth Presbyterian and others, telling them that his encounter with Susan Elzey was non-sexual in nature.
We are told that Tenth has obtained notes from the encounter, and the incident allegedly was sexual in nature.
Of course, the biggest issue in all of this is not Goligher’s alleged sexual misconduct. Nor is it the GRACE report. Or the multiple allegations of abuse and cover-up. Or the lies session has told the congregation, which resulted in an admonition from the presbytery in early 2017. Or even the outrageous and appalling lies and perjury the church directed at Phil Snyder. (Isn’t Satan the father of lies?)
The real issue in all of this is the complete breakdown of governance within session, which worries almost exclusively about protecting their reputation and their turf.
As a result, it’s now been a month, and session is dragging its feet in calling a congregational meeting. This is outrageous and appalling and smacks of the antics we see in the Episcopal Church when misconduct occurs.
Folks, it’s time to put on the big girl and boy pants and demand that George McFarland and the rest of the spectacularly corrupt session resign. Not only is there a complete breakdown in governance, but session’s appalling handling of abuse in the church and the reputational fallout from the church’s misconduct in the Snyder case are placing the very survival of the church at risk.
Meanwhile, with goo like Goligher, Elzey, and McFarland rising to the top of the cesspool, bad behavior has become normative in the church.
And don’t think for a moment that the rest of the world doesn’t realize just how toxic Tenth has become.
Folks, clean up your act, before it’s too late.