Radio doomsday prophet Harold Camping suffers stroke

I certainly hope that Harold Camping is alive and well on October 22, 2011. I will be interested in knowing what he has to say when Jesus (once again) fails to appear and heaven stays empty. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Evangelical broadcaster Harold Camping, who rallied thousands of followers with a failed prophecy that the world would come to an end last month, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, a spokesman said on Monday.

Camping, 89, fell ill following a broadcast of his daily “Open Forum” radio show last Thursday evening in Oakland, California, and was admitted to an undisclosed hospital in the San Francisco Bay area, said Tom Evans, a spokesman for his Family Radio network.

“He’s doing well, and that’s all we want to say right now,” Evans told Reuters by telephone.

He said the Family Network of 66 U.S. stations that carry Camping’s show has been airing a periodic announcement about his stroke for listeners, and that the network would play archived broadcasts of his show for the time being.

Camping drew international headlines by predicting the biblical Judgment Day would occur on May 21, launching a doomsday countdown in which some followers spent their life’s savings in anticipation of being swept into heaven that day.

But after Camping’s prophecy failed to materialize, he said he had simply miscalculated by five months and pronounced a new date for the apocalypse, October 21.

(Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Jerry Norton)

One response

  1. one should not hope bad for anyone but I gotta admit I am sitting with a little grin on my face…


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