No Rapture and over a hundred million dollars stolen from worshippers. Does this make Christianity look foolish ?
“OAKLAND, Calif. – They spent months warning the world of the apocalypse, some giving away earthly belongings or draining their savings accounts. And so they waited, vigilantly, on Saturday for the appointed hour to arrive.
The May 21 doomsday message was sent far and wide via broadcasts and websites by Camping, an 89-year-old retired civil engineer who has built a multi-million-dollar Christian media empire that publicizes his apocalyptic prediction. According to Camping, the destruction was likely to have begun its worldwide march as it became 6 p.m. in the various time zones, although some believers said Saturday the exact timing was never written in stone.
Camping’s radio stations, TV channels, satellite broadcasts and website are controlled from a modest building sandwiched between an auto shop and a palm reader’s business. Family Radio International’s message has been broadcast in 61 languages. He has said that his earlier apocalyptic prediction in 1994 didn’t come true because of a mathematical error.
“I’m not embarrassed about it. It was just the fact that it was premature,” he told The Associated Press last month. But this time, he said, “there is … no possibility that it will not happen.”
As the day drew nearer, followers reported that donations grew, allowing Family Radio to spend millions on more than 5,000 billboards and 20 RVs plastered with the doomsday message. In 2009, the nonprofit reported in IRS filings that it received $18.3 million in donations, and had assets of more than $104 million, including $34 million in stocks or other publicly traded securities.”
From Webster’s dictionary:
Bigot : a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
Hate : intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury : extreme dislike or antipathy
It’s hard to believe that in the year 2010 there are still people and business’s that still make their money spreading hate and fear. I guess my mistake is that I live in Charlotte, NC and some people still think it is the 1950’s and 1960’s. Tara Servatius is an afternoon talk show host on WBT-1110 AM. It seems that almost every day she goes out of her way to spread hate, fear of lies about one group or another.
The reason I am writing today is how alarming I find that people like Tara Servatius are actually hired. Tara’s latest bad habit is the disparaging remarks she has been making about gay people, namely gay men. The other day she equated that gay men are not “real” men and ride around on bicycles in tight shorts and that bicycling in general is a gay sport. Remarks like these are purely stereotypes. Stereotypes have been used to degrade and separate all types of minority groups throughout history.
I tried to contact Tara Servatius on the air and asked her why she thought it was appropriate to discriminate against gay people on several occasions. I was also told by a producer that I could e-mail her and ask her. I sent her several e-mails, very short and too the point. They said ” Tara, why does it matter to you if someone is gay or not ? ” I sent this e-mail sevaral times and have yet to receive a response. This is coming from a person that has demanded that the governor come on her show and answer questions.
Spreading hate and perpetuating negativity about your fellow human beings is no way to make a living and its now way to make money. I hope in the future WBT-1110 either wises up or is demolished by a competitor with a more ethical plan to bring news to Charlotte. And as far a Tara Servatius goes, all we can do is hope she will change or find a new profession.
Tara Servatius Linked to White Supremacist Terror Group : League of the South
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Once again Tara Servatius and WBT-1110 Hate Radio have reached a new low. Tara Servatius and the Klan over at WBT are trying to claim that the reason the Republicans lost the mayors race and now lag behind on the city council 8 to 3 is because black people are racists. It couldn’t simply be because the Democrats were much more organized and that the Republicans didn’t turn out. During her shows on Wednesday and Thursday she used the words black and white approximately 50 times. She had the audacity to try and say that ALL of the Black Voters in Charlotte are racists because they didn’t vote for a White Republican. Tara went to a private school and went to an expensive college and got an expensive journalism degree but obviously she didn’t learn much. Maybe its time she get an education about what happens when you spread hate and lies about people you know little about. She is a sad individual and doesn’t represent our fine city. I have been listening to WBT for over 12 years and have never heard a more repulsive racist rampage as I heard in the past 2 days. It is time to rethink a strategy against this type of broadcasting and it is definitely time for WBT-1110 to go. WBT-1110 has worn out its welcome in Charlotte. It is time to move on and stamp out racism once and for all in Charlotte. It will take all of us working together, but it can be done.
Tara Servatius linked to Hate Group : League of the South
Tara Servatius Hating Gay People for Kicks and Ratings on WBT-1110
Tara Servatius Perpertrating Lies About the Mosque that isn’t being built at Ground Zero
How can you call yourself Pro-Life if you don’t support sex education that without it may lead to unwanted abortions or murders you crow about ?
How can you can you call yourself Pro-Life if you don’t support teaching our young people about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases in school among their peers ?
How can you call yourself Pro-Life if you support the death penalty ?
How can you call yourself Pro-Life if you don’t support world Aids Prevention ?
How can you call yourself Pro-Life if you aren’t trying to stop our unjust war in Iraq ?
How can you call yourself Pro-Life if you aren’t doing something to alleviate world hunger ?
Most Christians involved in the Pro-Life movement aren’t really Pro-Life. Republican policies are Pro-Death, Pro-War and Pro-Genocide. Even though the Republican party has never done anything for Christians they they still support them. If you want to stop abortion, you have to start with education. Abstinence is a joke. If you really want to alleviate the problem, you have to use real solutions. Some people will get abortions. But the number can be lower if people would take extremism out of the mix. Abortion is a social issue and the Republicans are historically terrible with solving social issues. Abortion is just a political football used by Republicans during campaigns. The Democrats are the only Party trying to help with social issues. It might be a time to re-think things if you call yourself Pro-Life.