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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:29 am, Wed Jan 30, 2013.

With an Oakland-based group called Family Radio proclaiming May 21 as Judgment Day, at least one Lodi-area pastor will address the rumor that the world will end between May 21 and Oct. 21.

Pastor Chris Townsend will respond to billboard signs, radio announcements, word of mouth on Lodi streets and news stories about the end-times rumors at Sunday's services at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1540 W. Lodi Ave.

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  • Kevin Paglia posted at 10:09 am on Fri, May 20, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2106

    Hey! LNS,. if the world does end will you guys be covering it? Should I look for it in the religion section or the front page?

  • Manuel Martinez posted at 9:04 am on Sat, May 14, 2011.

    Manuel Martinez Posts: 641

    Kevin, the argument will fail on May 21. I believe Harold Camping said earlier that May 21 will be the start of "tribulation" and that a great earthquake will occur and he and his followers will be raptured up to heaven, leaving the rest of us to endure a 5 month period of anguish. So, on May 21 we can already call BS.

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 7:35 am on Sat, May 14, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2106

    I'm still waiting for a commitment for someone at Family Radio to apologize for lying to it's followers and all of us on Oct 22, you know, providing the world doesn't end. If it does end i will issue an apology to Family Radio.



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