Category Archives: News

Prominent Episcopal Family and Parish Linked to Torture

Some time ago, Pro Publica and other investigative publications did an expose of the companies behind the CIA’s program of “enhanced interrogation techniques.” These techniques, including waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and more, are regarded by many as torture and violations of international law. These practices have been condemned by the Episcopal Church, with the Episcopal Peace Foundation calling for criminal charges… Read More »

Still More Allegations Emerge About Jeff Piatt and Montvale Landscaping

Earlier today, Anglican Watch learned that a Sarbane-Oxley whistleblower complaint has been made to banking officials about questionable financial activity on the part of Jeff Piatt, Beth Abramson, Montvale Landscaping, and others connected with the group. Under Sarbanes-Oxley, publicly traded companies must take action in the event of potentially illegal activity. While Montvale Landscaping is not a publicly traded company,… Read More »

Additional Questions Arise About Montvale Landscaping Finances

Apparently, working in landscaping is a pretty good gig. In fact, cutting grass and performing other landscaping services as an employee is downright lucrative. At least, that’s the conclusion one comes to when looking at Montvale Landscaping’s federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan data. Per public records, Montvale Landscaping obtained a $437,500 PPP loan in 2020. Approved on… Read More »

Breaking News: St. Paul’s Montvale

Anglican Watch has learned from a reliable source that there has been a criminal referral involving the conflict at St. Paul’s, Montvale. The referral involves potentially illegal conduct by Jeff Piatt and Beth Abramson, including possible tax evasion, money laundering, and theft of church financial records. The referral also references Montvale Landscaping. While we cannot predict the outcome, we… Read More »

Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Defunds Abuse Prevention, Fails to Adopt Required Policies

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has failed to adopt updated abuse prevention policies as required by resolutions passed at General Convention 79. These policies include policies for vulnerable adults, which were to be adopted by January 1, 2019. These standards were to required to meet or exceed those adopted by the national church, and included triennial compliance audits… Read More »

Calling BS on Episcopal Bishop Chilton Knudsen

Full disclosure: Anglican Watch editor Eric Bonetti filed a Title IV disciplinary complaint involving the Rev. Robert H. Malm, which was handled by Chilton Knudsen. She held that allegations of perjury involving Malm were “not of weighty and material importance to the ministry of the church” and dismissed the case. Jim Naughton, spokesperson for the Episcopal Diocese of… Read More »