May 21 Judgment Day and Allegations of Donation Scam: Rapture Victims May Sue Harold Camping
On May 21, 2011 At 4:18 am
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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 minstrywatch.com, 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 ebiblefellowship.com 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.
Harold Camping had severed all relationship with the organized church claiming that the "Church Age" had ended and, thus, according to skeptics, set the stage for a situation in which scam artists and other opportunists may see a chance to rake in quick profits for themselves by associating with his ministry.
Close watchers of religious cult movements such as Harold Camping's believe that suing Harold Camping and his associates for recovery of donations should set a precedent that will discourage future Judgment Day date-setters whose prophecies disrupt the lives of millions and cause lifelong trauma to their followers.