He didn’t say much, other than, “no interviews, no interviews,” but he did admit failure when it came to his prediction.
“I’ve got to live with it (the fact that his prediction has failed),” he stated.
The world waited to see if Camping’s predictions of a global earthquake on Saturday, May 21, 2011 would come true, and when they didn’t, everyone wanted to know what Harold Camping had to say for himself.
“Give me a day, no interviews at all today. Sorry. You know this is a big deal, big deal, and I’ve got to live with it and I’ve got to think it out. So no interview,” said Camping, who looked tired and dazed.
After the camera was turned off, Camping added that he will give a public statement tonight (Monday) and that Family Radio will continue to “operate as normal.”
That may not be good enough for some folks, however.
It seems one poster at the God-Like Productions forum is ready to hold Mr. Camping accountable for his actions.
“While I do not harbor any anger or resentment towards Mr. Camping, I believe it is imperative that he resign immediately.
I also believe that the entire Board of Directors/Trustees of Family Stations, Inc. — whose job it was to supervise Mr. Camping and oversee the ministry as a whole — needs to resign over time, one by one, in a manner that does not further disrupt the ministry. In my opinion, the Board failed miserably in its legal and spiritual oversight responsibilities.
Finally, I believe that Family Stations, Inc., as an organization, needs to accept full legal liability for any and all financial and/or other harm it has caused those who acted, to their detriment, in reliance upon the false and misleading information disseminated by Family Stations, Inc. and/or its affiliates.
STEPHEN PAUL BLIVEN
Attorney & Counselor At Law
300 West State Street
Media, PA 19063-2639
Tel. (610) 565-9260
Web Address: www.familyradioclaims.com”
Indeed, the website at www.familyradioclaims.com indicates that a lawsuit is not out of the question, according to the “About Us” section of the site:
“While we cannot heal the deep spiritual wounds inflicted by egregious wrongs such as those we believe have been committed by (i) Mr. Camping, (ii) the Board of Directors/Trustees for Family Stations, Inc., (iii) Family Stations, Inc. as an organization, and/or (iv) the many affiliates of Family Stations, Inc. across the United States and the world (hereinafter referred to collectively as ‘Camping, et al.’) in the May 21, 2011, ‘Judgment Day’ case, we can do our best to seek and obtain reasonable compensation for you. Perhaps of equal importance, together we can send a very strong message to Camping, et al. that actions have consequences; and that they cannot broadcast false and misleading information all across the globe, do everything they possibly can to convince innocent people to rely and act upon that information, and then simply walk away as though nothing ever happened.
“If you’ve been injured or harmed — financially or otherwise — by Camping, et al.’s May 21, 2011, ‘Judgment Day’ predictions, please contact us to discuss your particular situation. There is no charge for the initial consultation; be it over the phone, via e-mail, or in person.”
Will this keep other “false prophets” from making similar Doomsday proclamations? Probably not, but hopefully it will help those who quit their jobs and spent their last dime trying to spread the Judgment Day message.
What do YOU think? Is a lawsuit against Harold Camping & Co. a good idea?