What is in the 16 seconds cut from the WOFF radio program?

Late Monday evening, a former member brought it to my attention that the WCAB 590 AM version of the Word of Faith Fellowship (WOFF) Speaks Out program and the version for that day listed on the WOFF website were different. Sandra Norris’ reference to the Matthew Fenner case was deleted from the WOFF version. I thanked this person and began looking for myself. Sure enough, if you open two browser sessions and turn on closed captions and turn off the volume, you will be able to notice the edit. It is a pretty good edit. In times past, WOFF edits in their videos were more obvious.

So, I double checked the length of the WOFF version and the WCAB version– well, what do you know? The WOFF version is about 16 seconds shorter. What could they be hiding as they “give truth” about what Jim Bishop of WCAB characterizes as the “nasty” reports in the media? So, I used a split screen and allowed the two different versions to play alternately until I found the edit.

In the WCAB version, when the on screen timer shows 1:47.44, you hear Sandra Norris say this: “… responsible before God and I have seen I you know even another court case that was going on with the Fenner case, I was there, I know truth. I’m just appalled because my students can tell you Revelation 21:8, there will be no liars in heaven. And I all I want to do is be a blessing to people…” The timer shows 1:48.00 as she says this.

Go over to the WOFF version and their timer is different, but we can do the math. Picking up the timer at 15:23 with “…responsible before God and all I want to do is be a blessing to people…” The reference to the Fenner case is cut out. What does this say about Sandra’s words? More accurately; what does this say about what Jane Whaley thought about Sandra’s words?

John, you already wrote about Sandra’s mention of the Fenner case. Yes, and now we know WOFF has hidden the reference which makes it all the more of a curiosity. Is it an admission that Sandra may have crossed the line? As Jim Bishop leaves his unedited version for the whole world to view, has WOFF asked him to edit his upload of the show?

On a more serious note, reports are getting back to me that Jane is back to her demeaning, destructive and caustic ways when it comes to the children. Sources liken Jane’s actions during a recent service to the way she behaved five years ago. I fear for the children which includes my grandson.

For those who read this and are still inside the WOFF web, act now and courageously face the pain of separation. Jane uses the fear of what will happen once you leave her making the pain of separation from family and friends the chain that keeps you there in the confines of WOFF. She touts the consequences of leaving her as leaving God Himself. You need to know that if someone has to use fear to keep you a part of their group then the foundation of that group is not love as is portrayed. There is definitely a struggle for many to leave the only place they have known. So, if you stay will things get better? What consequences will come for staying in such a volatile group? Do you believe the way Jane treated the children in the recent service is God’s love? Was your child one of the ones berated and shamed and forced to leave the sanctuary?

I will write more on the power of the pain of separation as I believe it is one of the keys to Jane’s power over so many members.

Yes, for certain, 2017 was a banner year to use a biblical term- “lifting the skirt” of WOFF. I am not sure the revelations have stopped. 2018 could add more understanding to the true nature of the WOFF closed subculture.

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