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Oops. Sorry about that. Can I keep the cash?

Oops. Sorry about that. Can I keep the cash?


We’re still here, right? Well, then, let the inevitable backlash/backpedaling begin.

The suggestion is being raised on some forums on the internet that those who have donated money to Harold Camping to help “sound the trumpet of Judgment” should on Monday morning call their lawyers and sue Harold Camping, his Family Radio ministry and associates/affiliates to recover their donations.

According to, the net assets of Harold Camping’s Family Radio is estimated at over $120 million, a massive asset value accumulated exclusively from listener-supported funding.There have been allegations of donations scam involvment in Harold Campings Judgment Day campaign when Chris McCann’s ebible fellowship website and Bible Ministries International joined Harold Camping’s Family Radio and began promoting themselves with the subtle suggestion that the three ministries were the only true end-time ministries to which believers who want to be Raptured may donate to.

Even though claimed, a few days to May 21, 2011, that it had stopped receiving donations due to “shortness of time until May 21, 2011,” skeptics have noted that ebible fellowship went out of its way to recommend Harold Camping’s Family Radio as the specially anointed ministry for believers to continue donating to, claiming that ebible fellowship has no affiliation with Family Radio.

So it isn’t just Camping and his camp who may be in lawyers’ crosshairs, O ye hawkers of the eschaton. If you’ve positioned yourself as a legitimate franchisee, you, too, may be eligible for divine American style justice.

h/t Religion Clause


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Bill Moorhead

Yay! say I. Yay!

I do not wish ill to Mr. Camping; I hope he is physically and mentally well despite whatever disappointment to which he may admit. I also hope this leads him to conversion to something more like authentic Biblical and Evangelical Christianity.

But I am also deeply concerned about the sincere but very foolish folks who wasted a lot of money, up to and including their life savings, on this grievously misguided effort. And I think Mr. Camping and his apparently well-endowed organization should be held accountable for that.

(By the way, can somebody explain to me the part about 7,000 years since Noah’s flood when all Bible-Believing Christians know that the universe was created only 6,015 years ago?)


We should be concerned right now since no one heard from Mr. Camping nor Chris McCann since May 21. I am wondering if everthing is OK with them. With this universal shame and disgrace maybe they did something drastic… do you think? I am concern. Anyone out there: Charlie Manue… Marcie Morrison and Matt, all those big names of Family Radio. Please let us know if anyone heard from Mr. Camping or Chris; also that poor man that used his entire life savings for this effort. Thanks!

[Rosedalechildren – In future, please note our policy that comments be signed with your first and last names. – eds.]

Tara Kennedy

It seems to me if you’re dumb enough to donate to a cause so obviously flawed that you rather deserve to lose the money.

Having said that, Mr. Camping certainly does not deserve to keep said money.

John B. Chilton

I’d enjoy seeing a class action suit against Mr. Camping.

But apart from that, I wonder what contingency plans he’d made for that cash in the event the rapture did occur. And I wonder why you’d sit on $120 million if you were truly a believer in your own prophecy.

It will be interesting to see what he does with the cash now. Has he been living modestly (that’s my impression). Does he have children?

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