We’ve seen the various announcements from the St. Paul’s Dayton about the postponement of the installation of Daniel McClain and we are calling BS, world without end, on the vestry. Specifically, while the vestry tells people that the Title IV complaint against McClain was anonymous, it wasn’t.
Anglican Watch filed the complaint, and we make no secret of that fact. Indeed, we filed the complaint knowing full well that McClain is a litigious so-and-so who may (stupidly) try to sue us. We’re good with it.
So, our advice to the vestry is: Don’t lie.
We get that you may not be able to share the person’s name. And in fairness, we are far from the first person or organization to complain. So arguably the Title IV complaint is someone else’s doing. But we are confident that a but-for analysis makes clear that we are the instigators.
For the record, we got the chutzpah thing going, and we’re not afraid to call bullies out. Specifically, we find the allegations of domestic abuse and sexual assault by Daniel McClain persuasive.
We do not find McClain’s purported claims that his wife is violent and had a breakdown convincing.
Nor are we the only folks to reach those conclusions.
So folks, if you want to paint a target on someone, it’s us. And no, that does not mean we giving McClain’s flying monkeys a pass. Keep it clean, keep it civil, don’t offer content-free comments.
And while you’re at it, don’t say we’re doing the work of Satan. He doesn’t return our calls either.