Death Toll From Harold Camping’s False Doomsday Prophecy Continues To Rise
Man drowns trying to cross reservoir to ‘get to God’ minutes before ‘Judgement day’ deadline
Yesterday, NTEB brought you the story of how Harold Camping’s false prophecies have had real and deadly consequences. Today that list continues to grow.
“He couldn’t swim. But that didn’t stop Victor Frasno from trying to cross a reservoir to ‘get to God’ moments before the first earthquakes of ‘Judgement Day’ were supposed to strike. The 25-year-old from Florida, who had been staying with family in California, eventually drowned in the 80-acre reservoir in Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch on Friday night, investigators said.
Frasno, who was described by investigators as very religious, had also tried to pull his older brother into the water after saying he had been ‘chosen’. The 27-year-old, who has not been identified, managed to wriggle free before scrambling up the bank to get help. He last saw Frasno thrashing about while quoting from the Bible.
Authorities pulled Frasno’s body out of the lake just before midnight on Friday. Judgement Day was pegged for the next day based on a prediction by Oakland-based evangelist Harold Camping and his Family Radio group. The world kept turning, but investigators believe the frenzy that had been whipped up around the so-called ‘rapture’ with a global advertising campaign and vast media coverage may have helped to push Frasno over the edge. source – Daily Mail
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The evangelical group run by Rev. Billy Graham does not believe Mormonism is a religious cult anymore. According to The Charlotte Observer, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association removed Mormonism from its list of religious cults this past week.
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The Christian radio station belonging to Harold Camping, who twice incorrectly predicted the world would end, plans to replace his weekday segment Open Forum with new programming after rebroadcasting the last show he recorded before suffering a stroke on June 9. Family Radio on Hegenberger Road began playing repeats of Open Forum after a stroke hospitalized the 89-year-old Camping. On Monday, staff again started airing 20 segments recorded by Camping from May 23 — two days after he most recently predicted Judgment Day would arrive — through June 9.
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The radio preacher who sparked an international media frenzy by predicting the end of the world last month has suffered a stroke. Harold Camping was rushed to hospital from his Alameda, California home on Thursday night. The 89-year-old has survived the stroke – but there are fears that the gravelly, famous voice he used to make his predictions to millions around the world will never be the same.
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It has been a really tough weekend,” said Harold Camping, the 89-year-old fundamentalist radio preacher who convinced hundreds of his followers that the rapture would occur on Saturday at 6 p.m. Massive earthquakes would strike, he said. Believers would ascend to heaven and the rest would be left to wander a godforsaken planet until Oct. 21, when Camping promised a fiery end to the world.