Alameda Rapture Predictor Losing Radio Show After Stroke

ALAMEDA (CBS/AP) – The weekday Christian radio show hosted by failed apocalypse predictor Harold Camping, who suffered a stroke earlier this month, is being taken off the air.

Camping’s Family Radio station is planning on replacing the 89-year-old’s show, Open Forum, with new programming soon. The station has been playing repeats since his stroke.

Camping predicted Judgment Day would occur, first in 1994 and again last May 21.

Camping’s media empire spent millions of dollars, some culled from his followers’ donations, over seven years on billboards and other publicity for his 2011 predictions about the spiritual Rapture in May and the end of the world in October.

Judi Rathbone of Family Radio said Camping is still in the hospital continuing to recover from the effects of his stroke.

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  • Serves him right

    God is angry at you, Camping. False prophets are a no-no.

  • Bob

    Unfortunate that Mr. Camping suffered a stroke. At the same time, it makes me wonder if his stroke could be attributed in part being a false prophet. To be clear, I am not suggesting that God is punishing him directly rather, perhaps the stress of getting all worked up over the alleged end of the world is an indirect way of punishment……

  • Miss Dee

    Oh the irony!!

  • John 3.16

    He will be Camping in hell soon!

  • Dawn

    See God dOn’t like people who try to do his job!!
    He also doesn’t like ugly

  • Matthew 7:15

    “…Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves…”

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