Sunday, May 6, 2018

WHO ARE WOFF's ENEMIES?

"We are secluding ourselves in ideological ghettos. We have our own news sources. We exchange ideas mostly or exclusively with people who agree with us, and troll those who don't. Increasingly, we have our own facts to reinforce our convictions and any empirical evidence that disputes them is branded as 'fake.” - Senator John McCain

Having listened to the WOFF Response radio program members demonizing the world they are counting on to believe them, it is easy to conclude WOFF's core belief: “we respond on our own terms and use every legal way to defend, evade, spin and escape” the seemingly perpetual and numerous accusations brought against them.

There is never ANY mention of specific incidents to which they respond. The words: “lies, attackers, and conspiracy” populate their airtime blather, countered with the “'this is such a wonderful place', 'how can people attack us like this?' 'None of this goes on here', 'They've changed my world' and my favorite 'We don't want to be a friend of the world'”, tribal talking points.

Their stream of consciousness rants boldly contains blaming others for the very things they are doing.

This opportunity to properly address the community bleeds of hubris instead of humility that is heavily salted with poor or challenged communication skills by members with no order, depth, or direction in their monologues.

A coherent narrative this does not make. But an unhinged stream of feigned persecution, denial and palpable panic underscore a dangerous level of madness that is consensus within this “church”.

So, WHO ARE WOFF'S ENEMIES?


I have compiled this list. Let's compare notes.

  1. WOFF – They are their own WORST enemy. Listen to the radio show, read the WFF webpage, talk to current members. The sheer volume of actions past and present within the “church” that have led to accusations, investigations and court sessions as well as controversy, ridicule, and pain. This is a community increasingly unmoored in common sense.

  2. The Truth – No matter what the verdict, they will claim victory or persecution. The facts don't matter. Anything that doesn't go their way isn't the TRUTH. Is it the TRUTH you hate, or just the math?
  1. Justice/The Feds – They see this as unfair. How can “JUSTICE” know the way of God? It's a sure fire way, in their minds that even if they prevail, the whole ordeal was just unfair. I'm sure investigations and warrants and searches are a bitch. Just wait until they find those rare Dead Sea Scroll Steak Knives! Jane, it's the cost of doing business, honey.
  1. Accountability -They see accountability as persecution. They do not believe they need to be held accountable. That's for “the world”, not them. After all, everything is great at the WOFFLEHOUSE.
  1. Victims - What about the victims? You've heard about about feces, how one million flies can't be wrong. Same with the scores of victims you have piled up. Not all of them could be lying. Again with the math.
  1. Whistleblowers – I cannot believe you don't know how many whistleblowers you still have in this “church”. Not everybody is following the format. Even if WOFF had a cleanse, you STILL wouldn't get to all of them. You have them and that will NEVER change.
  1. Delusion – Nobody's perfect Jane, even though you have proclaimed it. Your followers will take your cue. Delusion is dangerous in this setting. This is how you justify egregious acts and lands you in hot water. 

  1. The Media – We never get to hear your side, WOFF. Not in a true back and forth. How about a live interview, on the radio, with ME? Remember checks and balances? That's what journalism does. It holds those accountable by reporting truth. This includes yard sales.
    By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. - Oscar Wilde
  1. Opinions – The community you live in has enabled you. Some with their back scratching and others with their silence. The one's not in the former group are the ones who make the most noise about you. They have to live among you and put up with your nonsense. Don't expect to keep pulling the shit you do and get a pass on public opinion.
  1. Bloggers and Activists– We are the least of your problems, or so you have convinced yourself. Yet, you keep sending your minions to monitor and document public gatherings, read our blogs and have followers report back to you. To you we are attackers, devils.....you've called us everything but a white man. We are the conscience that doesn't exist within the walls where its followers are smothered and covered. We give hope, we are on a mission to speak to the truth, to point the way where alternative forms of worship and living exist and hold you accountable. Your system has holes that expose your vulnerability such as with the IRS, HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, FCC, SBI, STATE BOARD OF REALTORS, and THE BAR ASSOCIATION.
I invite readers to search through my previous blogs as well as the links within these WW pages. The very things that are coming to light, I have forecasted in those blogs........years ago!

Suffice it to say, I and others who are openly vocal against WOFF are the bane of their existence. As long as they hold my family within their ranks, as well as treat others like crap because they don't fit in, I will be there holding them accountable.

-WOFFWATCHER




Sunday, March 25, 2018

PREACHING TO THE CHOIR - Damage Control for Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption


I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here” - Claude Rains

Only WOFF can try to put out a fire with gasoline.

For the last few months, WOFF and it's members have paid for and appeared on local Rutherfordton, NC radio station WCAB, AM 590, from 8:30am to 9am, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, under the guise of “responding to the negative news reports” as heard in the awkwardly crafted disclaimer that opens the program.

The radio program attempts to deliver positive light about the Spindale faithful, perhaps intending to avoid addressing abuse allegations against members and ex-members, as documented in the Associated Press investigative pieces first reported in March of 2017. Meanwhile, video features slickly produced exclusively for WOFF's website and Youtube page, unabashedly exploit current WOFF members by viciously denouncing former family members who have left. One such example is the family of John Huddle, Religious Cults Info blogger, activist, and face of the awareness movement warning of the congregation's dangers.

WOFF's campaign of attack, deflect, and defiance is troubling. The choice of contrasting messages in the two mediums is bizarre, if not confusing.
Their approach cancels itself out and further distorted by feigning outrage at the accusations against them and cries of persecution. Their unwillingness to discuss specific incidents is not only conspicuous, it is breathtaking dishonesty, magnified by their lack of remorse or accountability.

This Public Relations campaign addressing the prevailing curse of controversy is further compounded by having a member who is a LAWYER, Mark Morris, who is presumably at some level of counsel for WOFF, to conveniently steer the content and message away from further controversy, but to also ignore, edit out or end run the real matters of concern. This approach resembles state controlled media tactics, as in North Korea, where the only message is the one their government sees fit for its citizens.

So, listeners are just supposed to take WOFF's word on these programs?

From a legal viewpoint, I understand that any admission or counterpoints discussed on this program may be considered evidence toward any future formal legal proceeding. And the potentially costly fumble committed on February 5th's WOFF RESPONSE, where member Sandra Norris’ reference to the Matthew Fenner case was deleted after the initial broadcast because it may have violated the gag order imposed on discussing this case, was brazenly egregious. If this situation indeed causes penalty, it should not be ignored that this sloppy piece of broadcasting, that is,violating a gag order and then editing out the content for future broadcast, may also interest the FCC.

This program has stumbled in its evolution from the prevailing technically challenged on-air audio levels in its very production, featuring nervous, seemingly stream of consciousness and ramblings of Karel Reynolds and other storytellers with accounts of people with troubled lives finding redemption and comfort in the arms of the WOFF community.

But that is all it is. “Here is my story, Isn't this place great? How about a song?” I hear no mention of negative reports or accounts of specific incidents.

I have no doubt that people's lives have changed. I have seen SOME, NOT ALL, people who are fully embedded there and would never consider moving on.

That's great. We're sincerely happy for you. We are not against you loving and serving God.

I believe we can agree that WOFF is not for everybody.

I am not a former member, but it has been my personal experience with WOFF is that if these people SMELL even the slightest doubt that you're fully in, they can make your life hell.

I have personally witnessed WOFF leadership and members all treating you with love and kindness and smiles and hugs and pats on the back and loving eye contact. However, some of these same people, mostly in leadership, also have a gear that goes in reverse without even shifting, resulting in behavior that defies description.

I say this because the people IN that congregation can get a bit carried away. Take the WOFF members awaiting their day in court for the Fenner incident.

Just recently a WOFF self destructive suck up was caught stealing campaign signs. His picture has lit up Facebook and even faces a court date for his trouble. It turns out to be the same “soldier” that was one of the names in the Michael Lowry beating complaint.

Wait, isn't this place about control? In the WOFF system, followers pick on the innocent, and the guilty get the lawyers. And, when you get called on it, we are all liars, attackers, and you clam up when it suits you.

And Pastor Jane Whaley, you have been curiously absent from these broadcasts.

Perhaps it is her doctrine, a fear based message, a culture dependent on secrecy, control, and unequal distribution of wealth. One where every member is a source of WOFF revenue, resulting in a congregation with now more ex-members than members. It is understandable that she may not be the ideal messenger to helm this broadcast. It might confuse the listeners hearing from an established, profoundly reckless woman of seemingly questionable sanity, making WOFF'S case in public.

So, in your words, WOFF: the denial devil will lead you to submit to legal authority. Take hold, dear leadership, justice is charged with locking in the truth and will further subject you to open rebuke.

WOFF, in squandering your chance to truthfully address these pending matters, work against your campaign. Your broadcasts are just air, with no significant content, but denial and silence. Future trips to the courthouse will compel you to change your tune.

Otherwise, all you are doing is Preaching to the Choir.

-WOFFWATCHER


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Devil Is In The Details - WOFF'S Challenging, Defensive Disclaimer In Lieu of an Apology

I just bought a pair of very expensive boots made from lawyer skin. They cost $650.00 per hour to wear! - Henny Youngman

WOFF spared no time releasing a statement responding to allegations made in a report by Mitch Weiss, an Associated Press investigative reporter, featuring shocking revelations of alleged abuse of 43 former WOFF members, at the hands of ministers.(See Document Everything)

There are a lot of holes in this weak, albeit aggressively crafted statement.

It points fingers, fails to apologize, questions credibility, feigns shock and disappointment (a 10 on the "oh please" scale), reeks of self unawareness, and attempts to minimize the participants.

After loosely analyzing and DE-coding the statement, I found THEIR statements more incredulous than my interpretation.

In lieu of a good lawyer to write this statement, their in-house counsel, a graduate of the Mayberry School of Law, home of the fighting Shazams!, popped off this gem:

We are shocked and saddened to learn of the false allegations made against our church and its pastors by certain former members and reported in a recent Associated Press article authored by Mitch Weiss. (We didn't see this coming, we are self unaware. In addition, they are all lies anyway. No one would dare question Jane Whaley.)

We do not condone or allow abuse in any form at our church. Period. (We hope this statement will be enough smoke for you to believe us. We 'don't condone' it now that we have been publicly outed by a massive amount of allegations coming from one investigation. So, does this mean you condoned it before? )

These false allegations were predominantly made by members of an extended family, with one of its members currently facing several legal battles, both civil and criminal. (So, let's get mean and start pointing out how flawed all these people are.)

We believe these allegations are carefully targeted and timed to prejudice the jury pool, put pressure on the judges and elected officials, and otherwise influence the public in an attempt to gain advantage in these legal cases. (Too late. The general public has known about the goings on at this "church" well before Good Cop(religious cults info)/Bad Cop (WOFFWATCHER)started blogging. It doesn't help your case that your very public court battles and numerous news reports have documented bouts of alleged abuse and other drama for well over 30 years.There is INDEED A WELL ESTABLISHED PATTERN HERE.)

The allegations of this small group of people should be viewed in contrast to the number of faithful members in our large congregation. (It only takes ONE case of abuse or criminal activity to impact the reputation of any person, business or even place of worship, much less 43 people. More importantly, "faithful members" still within your flock have ALSO experienced some of the same treatment that 43 former members have revealed. I know some!! And, there are still people cued up to leave at any moment.)

It is curious and revealing that those now speaking out have sat on their allegations for several years and only speak out at what they perceive to be an advantageous time. (No time like the present, pal. Investigators are still hunting down Nazis. You think all of those alleged incidents that happened at your "church are going to be forgotten, much less reported? This sentence is highly presumptuous for an organization purported to be a place of worship.)

If our church is such an abusive place, why did several of the attorneys quoted in Mr. Weiss’ article allow their children to continue to attend our church and school for months after they withdrew from membership in the church? (For the same reason CURRENT members have waited. For the RIGHT MOMENT. When you have to pack up and go, you have to have every body on the same page, which is impossible for most people as they are prone to tell on each other. Importantly, you just don't walk away from family. That's why.) 

Further, is it notable that one of the most vehement critics quoted in the article routinely insisted that his infant daughter be cared for daily by the very individuals he now accuses of heinous abuse.(Extenuating circumstances here. Man, you are reaching.)

False allegations have been made against our church in the past. Investigations at several levels of government have been conducted. We have been exonerated at every point. (No. ALLEGATIONS have been made in the past against your "church" They just didn't have the legal muscle . You're flaunting your win-win record where your legal teams have been successful. This doesn't matter going forward.)

Although Mr. Weiss’s article references his review of various legal documents, it fails to educate the reader on these exonerations .(Really? You think critiquing a respected journalist who works for the gold standard of journalism, is relevant? How are you qualified to do this? Now who's attacking who? Stick with what you know. God knows you know most every egregious moment of what's gone on at WOFF, and would be one hell of a witness for the plaintiffs. I know, the client-lawyer privilege thing.)

We remain hopeful that the public will see through these fabrications and see them for what they are.( Remain hopeful all you want. Your track record is hard to ignore. No one will see any of this as fabrications.  Not even fabric professionals.)

Sam (Don't buy a car without talking to me) and
Jane (STAAAAAAAP ITTTTTTTTTTTTT! {my new ring tone} ) Whaley, 
Word of Faith Fellowship pastors (this could change)
Joshua Farmer, attorney, Farmer and Morris Law (Right next to Chico's Bail Bonds)

BTW READERS: It's WOFF (as in off), not WOOF.

-WOFFWATCHER

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

You May All Now Freak Out

The key to preventing tragedy is the individual confronting and defying the power of the cult - WOFFWATCHER
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I've been writing this blog for nearly 6 years.

If you're just joining us now that all hell is breaking loose, good for you, AND WELCOME!

Check out my past blogs for what I believe to be prescient, baseball bat over the head commentary and analysis. The links are incredibly helpful for getting a good handle on all things WOFF. The two You Tube mini commercials are worth a look as well.

You will read that I have a stake in all of this. My concerns are real, as well as many others over the years have been closely watching and discussing.

I have been most intensely disappointed, you'll read, is that many in the Rutherford county community, not members of WOFF, have been dismissive, and apathetic to the goings on of this "church". My experiment with facebook proved correct. That is, that some people got caught up in their own, unnecessary, drama, with narcissistic and truly insane ingredients to make for a disaster pie, and I just up and took down the account after only a few months.

But the blog continued, and maybe slowed down a bit because I knew this day was coming.

Now, what was no doubt the inevitable, is happening. The other shoe has dropped.

First, the ever pending Fenner trial, and now the AP has conducted a thorough investigation, and whole world now has gotten a jaw dropping view into this place a few of us have been yelling about for quite a while.

Much of what is in the report is the same we have known for years. However, the number of those interviewed is astounding.

It's going to be hard for WOFF to recover from 43 people baring their souls to the world with the gold standard of journalism reporting on what has to be a painstaking, seemingly endless pursuit of truth and accuracy.

Now, the fallout will present itself in perhaps predictable ways, that is with statements of denials, threats of legal action, members bailing, more investigations, more revelations. This is just the beginning.
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But we are all worried about the Kool - Aid, both literally and figuratively.


Jane still owes us an apology.

Stay tuned.

More to come.

-WOFFWATCHER

Friday, May 6, 2016

"Locked In" My Imprisoned Years in a Destructive Cult By John Huddle A Book Review by WOFFWATCHER


It may come to you during this read, or after it.

For me, it came in installments. And, we all will have different interpretations about this book.

John Huddle's book, “Locked In” is about caring and love. It is about a calling. It is about an unspoken devotion to those who need his help. It is about courage.

This book is educating, riveting and heartbreaking.

It's a lot to process.

There is no template for how to serve God. He made us all different. We all have different purpose, realized or not. The bible is for everyone's interpretation and for discussion, more importantly intended for us to follow. It is intended for mystery and disagreement on how to translate it's meanings as well as for us to join and share lessons.

There is no one size fits all to the Bible. As there is no one correct or chosen religion.

John breaks ground, not in any one sentence, by subtly suggesting that point and by demonstrating that there is more than one way in which to serve God, challenges and suffering and all.

I got it. I had hoped that this message might be the case. You choose your own path. Your personal relationship with God is more important than any one religion. And then you go about doing the best you can to serve him.

John outdid himself. Or, it is what God intended. And no doubt, with his help.

In “Locked In”, John not only tells you his story, but the story of many who have chosen this faith as their path to walk with God.

Instead of an understandably angry tome, John gives his own details with loving care, humor and candor in “Locked In”.

Only doing what he thought was best, it seemed the wind was right for John and his family to catch the right wave and land in the WOFF world. What followed was a dramatic change in culture, new forms of dynamics within a religion based atmosphere, demands on his time and family, challenges, to say the least of every kind imaginable, and ultimate heartbreak.

It didn't end with John going away, and not even quietly.

When the dust settled, John delved into the blogosphere and reported news and information for those tired of this cult as well as those frustrated with seeing very old posts about the “church” as did I when I was surfing the web for answers and information before I started my own commentary based blog, John unknowing created his own community for those seeking a link to their loved ones, or stories from former members, or to interact with him in and others in the same boat, albeit with different seats.

This book is the missing piece of the structure of his culture of registry. This gives detail to his personal story and of those within his circle. If we didn't know or couldn't piece together references, names, incidents and such, this is the book that answers those questions.

This poor man had to do ridiculous things in a ridiculous world with ridiculous people controlling his fate.

John had the sense to question, first in his mind, and then vocally, about the limits, u-turns and whims of this North Carolina version of a North Korean government.

This is a book you may intend to read all the way through. However, it is a daunting task. Only because of the depth of content which will cause you to take pause and digest.

Imagine living through it. I can't even imagine tolerating it.

I found myself going back to it over and over again because I wanted to take in all of the situations and people and demands and questions and heartbreak.

I already knew who most of the players were from my experience with WOFF. However, the book added depth to their profiles and history.

This book is not an easy read. It contains an impossible number of incidents and profile of persons and situations. How a human being could experience this is beyond me.

I highly recommend you read this book. If you are connected in some way to WOFF through family members, or live in the community, or a student of cults, then, this book will blow you away.

I won't be surprised if John has more where this came from.

I am humbled for him having shared this story.

-WOFFWATCHER


WOFF culture has become a study. John explains the science of this “church” and it's leadership and followers within this book and certainly blog: religiouscultsinfo.com

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Victims of terrorism die. WOFF's victims are damaged for life. Which is worse?


 “Most bad people are good people that don’t know how to think critically. These people become the blind weapons of a society.”  ― Debasish Mrida


People do bad things to people on seemingly all levels.


Organizational structure to keep the crazy - crazy or crazier, is fundamental to groups which want to control, terrorize, or call attention to their cause.

The terrorist's meticulous nature of crafting the propaganda is eye opening and unsettling in this Washington Post article.

Groups like SCIENTOLOGY, a widely known and controversial religion, have tried their hand with such a PR effort, sans the executions and terrorism. And, they PR/Propaganda with great zeal. Their success is measured in-house, eschewing results from reasonable and objective opinions.

WOFF's default answer toward criticism HAS been through it's lawyers, in membership's minds,  their version of PR. And, almost always, in a defiant and dismissive way.

The consensus of opinion is that the results of their PR effort is that WOFF has a considerable war chest all derived from "tithing" and "church" owned business to defend against all comers. A position it boastfully has spun in their favor.

It is plausible to consider that at one time, an aggressive campaign to positively advertise WOFF,  has been kicked around. In reality, perhaps their strained budget may only cover legal defense.

It's too late in the game for the soon to be demised leadership to start a positive PR campaign as the next generation of leaders are likely to avoid the paths chosen by arrogant and delusional predecessors. Their challenge will be overcoming exponential membership deterioration and a generation of residual shame.




-WOFFWATCHER

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Rules Vs. A Conundrum

"Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished." 
-Jeremy Bentham

It takes a hefty chest of funds to retain attorneys, much less keep the legal folk as busy as WOFF seemingly has done over the years. And, the practice, so to speak, continues with upcoming court encounters these coming months.

This observer asks: If one or some or all of the attorneys involved attend WOFF AND represent WOFF , let's say in the case where some kind of abuse is alleged, how can they NOT KNOW the allegation occurred? How can they NOT know that it is alleged to happen frequently? Have THEY witnessed it? How can they continue to defend such cases time and time again?

IF any or all of the allegations are true.

One has to wonder if their “counselors” have compelled themselves to advise or have advised their client to refrain from engaging in such alleged actions? One has to wonder if those “counselors” have a limit to another form of legal matter involving a person making allegations against the “church”.

The WOFFWATCH links have mostly been helpful to those seeking a connection to authority to investigate matters where a person feels or alleges some kind of injustice may have been inflicted on them.It ALSO is a comprehensive list of all things WOFF documented and published.

Many view these options, but do not act. It is understandable given the stakes.

Going up against a perceived Goliath is formidable for a person who just wants to go about his or her business. Some cave to the pressure of the “church”, many have overwhelming complications affecting their decisions, others cut their losses and go free, despite the “consequences”.

Going free has been a tough road for all in some way shape or form that is certainly incalculable but commonly liberating despite the challenges.

Wake up, people.

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein ...


So much money spent on counsel.
So much energy spent on trying to impress those in the Jewish faith.
So much energy devoted to scaring the hell out of your own members.
So much time in court.
So much news coverage.
So much trying to convince that everything said about you is a lie.

WOFF could use all of that time and money..........feeding the hungry, building the poor a place to live, ministering love to everyone, building a positive reputation in your community.

Now, that's an alternative that is more and more likely to ultimately land on succeeding leadership. This too, will take time.

In the meantime....

The point of these rules? I imagine counsel is in a bit of a conundrum.

Let's go over a few rules, shall we?

-WOFFWATCHER (aka: one of those “attackers”)


THE REVISED RULES OF
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
of
July 24, 1997

0.1 PREAMBLE: A LAWYER'S RESPONSIBILITIES


[4] A lawyer's conduct should conform to the requirements of the law, both in professional service to clients and in the lawyer's business and personal affairs. A lawyer should use the law's procedures only for legitimate purposes and not to harass or intimidate others. A lawyer should demonstrate respect for the legal system and for those who serve it, including judges, other lawyers and public officials. While it is a lawyer's duty, when necessary, to challenge the rectitude of official action, it is also a lawyer's duty to uphold legal process.

[6] A lawyer is required to give an honest opinion about the actual consequences that appear likely to result from a client's conduct. The fact that a client uses advice in a course of action that is criminal or fraudulent does not, of itself, make a lawyer a party to the course of action. However, a lawyer may not knowingly assist a client in criminal or fraudulent conduct. There is a critical distinction between presenting an analysis of legal aspects of questionable conduct and recommending the means by which a crime or fraud might be committed with impunity. There is also a distinction between giving a client legitimate advice about asset protection and assisting in the illegal or fraudulent conveyance of assets.

[12] A lawyer's responsibilities as a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen are usually harmonious. Thus, when an opposing party is well represented, a lawyer can be a zealous advocate on behalf of a client and, at the same time, assume that justice is being done. So also, a lawyer can be sure that preserving client confidences ordinarily serves that public interest because people are more likely to seek legal advice, and thereby heed their legal obligations, when they know their communications will be private. In the nature of law practice, however, conflicting responsibilities are encountered. Virtually all difficult ethical problems arise from conflict between a lawyer's responsibilities to clients, to the legal system and to the lawyer's own interest in remaining an upright person while earning a satisfactory living. The Rules of Professional Conduct prescribe terms for resolving such conflicts. Within the framework of these Rules, many difficult issues of professional discretion can arise. Such issues must be resolved through the exercise of sensitive professional and moral judgment guided by the basic principles underlying the Rules.