(There are) 71 days left until Jesus’ second coming.
That’s the message on 40 billboards around Nashville, proclaiming May 21, 2011, as the date of the Rapture. Billboards are up in eight other U.S. cities, too.
Fans of Family Radio Inc., a nationwide Christian network, paid for the billboards. Family Radio’s founder, Harold Camping, predicted the May date for the Rapture.
The Rapture is going to be a great day for God’s people but awful for everyone else, said Alison Warden, 29, who orchestrated Nashville’s billboard campaign.
Warden traveled from her home in Raleigh, N.C., to Nashville last week to check out the billboards, purchased through the end of the year. She wouldn’t say how much they cost or name who paid for them.
She is absolutely sure that Camping’s prediction is right.
“It’s a certainty,” she said.
Everyone better be on their best behavior.