You cut this Camping jerk way too much slack. Yes, he has a right to say stupid things, mislead people into pointlessly making life altering decisions only to find out later they'd been lied to, make a mockery of Christianity and to generally be a complete fraud. The rest of us, particularly Christians, have a duty to call out the kind of crap Camping spews for what it is - absolutely nonsense.
While I certainly hope Camping recovers, this is not someone I'm going to waste a whole lot of sympathy on. He's done a lot of harm to a lot of people and gave atheists and others who hate Christianity an excuse to mock fun at us.
I'm a protestant. From a protestant viewpoint, the leaders of Mormons, Roman Catholics and lots of other denominations "mislead people" into "pointlessly making life altering decisions" and make a "mockery" of true Christianity. (I'm not trying to start a flame war here, I know people of the other denominations believe what I believe to be soul-endangering heresy.)
But it's a free country (or at least supposed to be). And I objected specifically to the atheists demanding congressional investigations and court proceedings.
If people want to peacefully proclaim what their religious denomination teaches, as long as that does not involve enslaving or killing infidels or advocating sharia law, it is their right as free citizens of a free country to do so.
Those of us who believe in a free republic ought to speak up and defend the right of Camping and anyone else to do so.