Whaley leads hundreds of followers in what critics have called a “cult” in Spindale, North Carolina.
Shana Muse, a former member of WOFF and mother of four, is still waiting for her four children to be released from the group. The estranged mother fled the group last year and later filed for the return of her minor children during December of last year.
However, authorities in Spindale apparently care more about pleasing Ms. Whaley than they do restoring children to a legal custodial parent.
It has been said that the “cult” leader wields considerable political clout and influence in the small town.
Muse has been tangled up with seemingly endless litigation and needless red tape, while her minor children remain effectively under Whaley’s control.
Meanwhile other children are being removed from Whaley’s group amidst allegations of abuse.
How much longer must Muse wait before her family is restored?