Heaven can wait: Prophet’s non-profit staff expects to work Monday

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Many of Harold Camping’s employees don’t believe that the rapture will take place on May 21 as he has predicted, CNNMoney reports. A receptionist at his Family Radio nonprofit estimates that about 80 percent of her coworkers don’t agree with Camping’s May 21 belief, the story says.

But not even all of his own employees are convinced that the world is ending on Saturday. In fact, many still plan on showing up at work on Monday.

“I don’t believe in any of this stuff that’s going on, and I plan on being here next week,” a receptionist at their Oakland headquarters told CNNMoney.

A program producer in Illinois told us, “We’re going to continue doing what we’re doing.”

The report says the nonprofit requested an extension from their July 15 deadline to November 15 for their paperwork in Minnesota, one of the states where they solicit donations.

Camping says the rapture–where believers will be taken to heaven–will happen Saturday. Even though “end of the world may 21st” has been a Google trending topic this week, Camping suggests the end of the world will take place October 21.

Camping does not take his own salary, CNNMoney says, but the nonprofit employed about 350 people and paid $8.3 million in salaries (about $23,000 per person) in 2009. The IRS filings don’t show more recent donations and expenses leading up to the May 21 Judgment Day prediction…


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