Friday, May 6, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
Today's guest host was Erica Johnson.
Part One of The Current
It's Friday, May 6th.
President Barack Obama says he will not publicly release photos of Osama Bin Laden's dead body.
He will however, mail them to George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney ... just to rub it in.
This is The Current.
The Rapture - Gunther Von Harringa
We started this segment with a clip from Harold Camping, founder of Family Radio, a Christian radio network in the United States. And the event he is talking about is The Rapture - or Judgment Day which some believe marks the beginning of the end of the world. Camping says that day is almost upon us ... May 21st, to be precise.
And his group is on a mission to tell the world about it. You may have seen the billboards his group has mounted across the United States and in parts of Canada ... warning passers-by that the end is near.
Gunther Von Harringa, for one, is a believer. He is the President of Bible Ministries International, one of the groups that provides content to Family Radio. He was in Delaware, Ohio.
The Rapture - David Silverman
David Silverman is the president of American Atheists, a group that has launched its own billboard campaign to counter Family Radio's. David Silverman was in Cranford, New Jersey.
The Rapture - Harry Maier
Harold Camping isn't the only one who has predicted the end of the world. For some context, we were joined by Harry Maier, a Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology.
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