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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sexy PETA Activists to Tease Rapture Believers

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 8:30 AM

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 for you: Now PETA is involved.

Activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals say they plan to protest in downtown Oakland today, taking advantage of Family Radio President Harold Camping's prediction that the Rapture will arrive Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. The activists will dress as "sexy angels" and hold signs stating, "It's Never Too Late to Go Vegan" and "Let Us Give You a Taste of Heaven."

Now, we know that PETA really loves animals...

But we can't really see what their cause has to do with the end of times. Sunny Subramanian, one of the two angels to appear in Oakland, put it this way in a PETA statement: "Animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses face an apocalypse every single day ... we can't control the forces of human violence that take root all around us, but we can help stop violence against animals simply by not eating them."

Who knows? Maybe some of Camping's disaffected followers will find a new banner to follow if this whole Rapture thing falls through -- again. For those inclined to gawk at the sexy angels, the protest will take place at noon at the intersection of 12th Street and Broadway.

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