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Harold Camping

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Harold Camping's Evangelical Radio Network Facing Apocalyptic Money Problems

    Come to find out, predicting the world will end is not cheap. Apparently, all that money Harold Camping, prolific Rapture predictor and founder of the bible-thumbing Family Radio network, spent on preparing everyone for an early Judgment Day has made post-prediction life kinda hard for him, financ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Here Are Some Really Weird Ways to Celebrate the End of the World on Dec. 21

    There are 11 more shopping days until Christmas, but only seven until the end of the world, assuming you believe that Dec. 21, the end of the Mayan calendar, is your last day on Earth. The Mayans, you know, those pre-Columbians who lived in Central America before the Spanish got there, measured tim ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Local Hotel Hopes You Spend Your Very Last Dime There Before the World Ends Dec. 21

    If you're dumb enough to believe the world will end on December 21, as the Mayans have predicted, then you just might be dumb enough to spend that down payment you've been saving for a new house to enjoy your last day on Earth. San Francisco's Hotel Adagio is hoping you will "live life to the full ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Texas-Based Evangelical Apocalyptic Paper Claims Mitt Romney and Obama Are Evil Twins

    It's hard to find evangelical Christians in the media who come off as more questionable than our very own Harold Camping. But there's one place you can be sure to dig one up ... and that's in Texas. The Power of Prophecy, an arguably unreliable Austin-based publication, was kind enough to ship us it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Harold Camping Apologizes for There Still Being a World

    ​A letter of apology from apocalypse-predicting nonagenarian radio preacher Harold Camping was released yesterday on his Family Radio web-site. "Yes, we humbly acknowledge we were wrong about the timing," Campbell writes, and he even goes so far as to call his prediction "incorrect and sinful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Newsflash: San Francisco Expensive, Minorities and Families Leaving

    ​Today, the San Francisco Chronicle's website characterized premature rapture specialist Harold Camping's admission that the world still exists as "breaking news."  Fittingly, today's Chron A-1 was a story noting that San Francisco is growing whiter and less diverse as families with children ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Harold Camping, Wrong for Third Time on Apocalypse, Vows to Return to Drawing Board

    Harold Camping​A newly contrite Harold Camping told his followers in an audio broadcast last week that he is at a loss to explain why the world didn't end on October 21, as he had astutely predicted.It was the third time Camping, president of the Oakland-based Family Radio network, had predicted t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Harold Camping's Rapture Prediction -- Animated

    Bizarre news stories take on a certain cachet these days when they inspire cartoons from Next Media Animation, the offbeat Hong Kong-based company that has produced humorous CGI depictions of the travails of Charlie Sheen and Tiger Woods. The latest figure in the public eye to get NMA's attention is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Sexy PETA Activists to Tease Rapture Believers

    There must be some kind of cosmic navel beneath the city of Oakland, because zealots of all stripes seem to be congregating there these days. If you thought the existence of a religious organization predicting the end of the world -- for the third time in 17 years -- was bad, well, we've got news fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Harold Camping Predicts Rapture Again, Says World 'Probably' to End Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

    Harold Camping​Whatever you make of his obscure numerological scholarship or beliefs about the end times, you have to give Oakland-based Family Radio president Harold Camping full marks for sheer persistence. Having predicted that Christ would return and the world would end in 1994 -- only to see ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2011
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    July 8, 2011

    5 Reasons Californians Aren't as Fat as the Rest of America

    ​So much for bucking stereotypes. It appears that much-loved European canard about overweight Americans is, well... increasingly true. An annual obesity report has found that only one U.S. state -- Colorado -- has an obesity rate under 20 percent. (In 1995, according to the Associated Press, no st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Harold Camping, Rapture Predictor, Moved to Nursing Home After Stroke

    The man who claims he knew too much​Harold Camping's world just hasn't been the same since his erroneous prediction that the world would end May 21, 2011. He's taken heat from his followers over the failed Rapture, followed by a stroke that landed him in the hospital last month. His radio show, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Harold Camping, Rapture Predictor, Suffers a Stroke

    Camping suffers a stroke​Just as Harold Camping, the man who let us down with his failed Rapture prediction last month, was fading from the news cycle, he resurfaced over the weekend after news broke that the Alameda preacher suffered a stroke. The 89-year-old Evangelical preacher reportedly had a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Harold Camping Gets $1 Million Offer for Radio Empire -- Post Rapture

    Get them while they're hot, hot, hot!​A rival Christian proselytizer has, again, challenged Harold Camping to sell his broadcast empire for $1 million, which makes perfect sense if his Family Radio station will be worth nothing come Oct. 21 -- his latest Rapture date. Richard Myers, proprietor of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Harold Camping Sucks at Math

    stupidity squared ​The only person whose world came to an end on Saturday was Harold Camping's, the notorious evangelical Oakland preacher who riled up the religious community with his awesome premonition that the world would end May 21, 2011. But that day came and went, with not even so much as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Harold Camping "Flabbergasted" by Another Failed Rapture

    The only world that came to an end this weekend was Harold Campings​I don't know what you were doing Saturday, rapture time, but being the hedonist I am, I was cramming in one of my favorite pleasures -- eating multiple scoops of ice cream (mint chip, chocolate, peanut butter) simultaneously. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    The Rapture: An Atheist Perspective

    There's really not much left to say about tomorrow's rapture. We've told you where to share your last cocktail and the five things you must do before the world ends on May 21, as Harold Camping has predicted. And so it only seems fair to give Atheists the last word: ​

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    KUSF to Get Harold Camping's FCC License Post Rapture

    Post rapture, KUSF-in-Exile will be heard in ex-Family Radio Inc. srongholds such as Europe, Asia, Russia, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa​Here is one group that will truly benefit from not being raptured. Former KUSF DJs, who lost their terrestrial radio station when the University of San F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    After the Rapture, Can KUSF DJs Get Harold Camping's FCC License?

    ​When the rapture comes at 6 p.m. tomorrow, all the good people are going to go to heaven. At least, that's what Harold Camping and his supporters at the Oakland radio station pushing this whole May 21, 2011 date believe. But the members of KUSF in Exile -- DJs who were kicked off the air whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Harold Camping's Failed 1994 Rapture Prediction

    Harold Camping's book on the last time he thought the world would end​Greetings, hardcore Rapture party rats! We don't want to rain on your parade as you prepare to celebrate this Saturday, May 21, 2011, the date Oakland Bible maven and Family Radio President Harold Camping has picked as the end o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Five Things to Do Before the Apocalypse

    Dance like nobody's watching​Contrary to popular belief, we're not all about drumming up bad news. But when we interviewed the notorious Harold Camping, who claims the world will end on May 21, we, as well as many other media outlets, couldn't resist running with it. Apparently businesses are capi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    'Rapture Party' Planned for May 21

    Time to party with the Whore of Bablyon​On May 21, fans of American hip hop music will have a chance to celebrate the birthday of the late Christopher George Latore Wallace, popularly known as Biggie Smalls. But those who don't like rap need not feel left out, because we all have a reason almost a ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2011
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    May 4, 2011

    Gay Pride Movement Is Cited as "Proof" That the World Will End on May 21

    It's hard not to pass judgement on this​Some SF Weekly readers had a hearty chuckle when we showed them a pie chart illustrating exactly what would happen if gays were allowed to tie the knot: No, the terrorists would not win and schools would not start teaching gay sex. But apparently, Family Rad ... More >>

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