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Televangelist Gene Scott dies at 75
AP ^ | 2/22/05

Posted on 02/21/2005 11:31:30 PM PST by Borges

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1 posted on 02/21/2005 11:31:31 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

That is a shame.
I loved that wild-eyed madman.
Last I heard, his cancer had flared up again and he was not being treated for it, by his choice.

RIP, Gene.


2 posted on 02/21/2005 11:35:08 PM PST by Salamander (Villainy Wears No Deadlier Guise Than That Of Virtue)
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To: Borges
Now get on the phone!


3 posted on 02/21/2005 11:36:40 PM PST by agitator (...And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark)
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To: Borges
He was one strange fellow, but I have to say, some of the stuff he taught in front of his chalkboard, rivaled the subject matter of Art Bell, even surpassed it in some respects. Subjects like the Egyptian Pyramids and how they are arranged in such a way as when you look down on them from space, are in the same configuration as the stars positioned to form Orion's Belt.

RIP Dr. Gene, and thanks for the many years of "entertainment".

4 posted on 02/21/2005 11:37:26 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: agitator

Some of the more comical moments was when he would wear shades and reading glasses, and two hats at the same time, puffin' on that big stogie.


5 posted on 02/21/2005 11:40:53 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I recall the "pyramid timetables" very well.

Sometimes he'd just play videos of himself riding his horses.

For years I never missed his show and then our cable co. "misplaced" him.
I found him again on an obscure channel at 6 in the a.m. Sundays about a year ago.
I was shocked [and saddened] by how thin he'd gotten.


6 posted on 02/21/2005 11:41:29 PM PST by Salamander (Villainy Wears No Deadlier Guise Than That Of Virtue)
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To: Borges

BTTT


7 posted on 02/21/2005 11:44:08 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Salamander
I used to tune into his TV station on the backyard dish on Friday nights, and he'd lecture on obscure yet interesting stuff all night long.

He had a love for horses, even owned a stable of them. Some of the better moments was when he would show videotapes of the lovely women he surrounded himself with riding horses to such songs as The Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited".

8 posted on 02/21/2005 11:47:23 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: Borges
It has been a long time since the last time I watch him.

RIP

9 posted on 02/21/2005 11:47:26 PM PST by Deetes
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To: Borges

wow...


10 posted on 02/21/2005 11:48:25 PM PST by GeronL (Bush on the PRESS "They just float sewer out there.")
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To: Salamander

I remember seeing him wearing a King's crown and cape. He was a hoot, as far as TV preachers go.


11 posted on 02/21/2005 11:49:28 PM PST by ambrose (....)
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whoa


12 posted on 02/21/2005 11:51:22 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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To: Salamander
When Wife was in the "birthing room" getting ready to deliver our second child, the only thing on the TV in the middle of the night was Dr Eugene Scott. I had watched him before and had to admit I was amused at his antics, so I was happy and made Wife watch as well.

She never forgave me.

I loved his hat, his stogies, leather jackets and his style. At least he was honest when he said send me your money, I need more for my horses. Then he'd show clips of his daughter (I think) taking a horse through it's paces.

He hasn't been on here in Pittsburgh for years, and I miss him.

RIP Doc.

prisoner6

13 posted on 02/21/2005 11:52:15 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out!)
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To: Borges

this is a tough week and it's only tuesday morning :(


14 posted on 02/21/2005 11:52:43 PM PST by proust (Dan Rather: "I am not a hoax.")
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To: Borges
I once went to see him preach and the venue was overflowing with people and so I left. The Cathedral was filled with art work, some of it were things that painted. He used to sell his lecture notes as art work. They were written on large sheets of paper and filled with Greek and Hebrew. He was kind of an amazing force in Los Angeles.

You can still watch and listen to his sermons on line. He had an irreverent type of humor for an Evangelical preacher. I kind of liked that crusty old guy!

Dr. Gene Scott's Teaching Page

15 posted on 02/21/2005 11:53:13 PM PST by ex-Texan (Mathew 7:1 through 6)
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To: Borges
LINK to his program: http://play.rbn.com/?url=dolores/dolores/live/dolores.rm&proto=rtsp

ABC News promo: http://www.tvbn.com/rams/genedocumentary256k.ram


16 posted on 02/21/2005 11:54:07 PM PST by ppaul
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To: ambrose

That he was...:)


17 posted on 02/21/2005 11:54:19 PM PST by Salamander (Villainy Wears No Deadlier Guise Than That Of Virtue)
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To: Borges

Saw him years ago ...a true madman


18 posted on 02/21/2005 11:54:41 PM PST by woofie
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To: BigSkyFreeper

If I recall correctly, he bred and showed and TN Walkers.

His wife is beautiful.
I'm awfully sad for her because she always looked at him with "those" kind of eyes....


19 posted on 02/21/2005 11:55:52 PM PST by Salamander (Villainy Wears No Deadlier Guise Than That Of Virtue)
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To: prisoner6

Your wife didn't just love him?...LOL!
I'll grant ya, he was an "acquired taste"....;)


20 posted on 02/21/2005 11:57:05 PM PST by Salamander (Villainy Wears No Deadlier Guise Than That Of Virtue)
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To: Borges

Rest in peace, Dr. Scott. You served Him well. Your insight and openness in revealing the truth of the translations of His Word will be missed. Thank you for helping me to know my God better.


21 posted on 02/21/2005 11:57:06 PM PST by Robert Drobot (God, family, country. All else is meaningless.)
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To: Borges
I remember Scott when I was a kid. He was the first televangelist I noticed, although he was not the standard televangelist at all.

I remember him before he had the scruffy beard and smoked his cigars on camera while "teaching." I remember when all that started happening. He got in some tax trouble and he began railing against the Calirfornia Tax Board and he'd fill his set with dozens of wind up monkeys banging their drums and call them the Attorney General.

He started railing against the Attorney General all the time on camera and that's when he grew his beard and all.

I remember he'd not really preach the word, but he'd teach nonsense like British Israelism -- that the lost tribes of Israel went to Britain and the Scots and English were the real Jews of the Bible.

Overall he seems to have been a character who didn't really do overtly negative things, unlike the charlatans on TV. But really, it's hard to know what he about about -- other than being about Gene Scott.

22 posted on 02/21/2005 11:57:18 PM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: Borges

Saw him on the tube a few times. Always figured he do something like offer rides on Hale-Bopp or for handing out free Kool-Aide.


23 posted on 02/22/2005 12:00:18 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Borges
His wife Melissa made an announcement on their TV station, they plan on having a "send-off" for Dr. Scott on Sunday at his Cathedral (carried on the TV network), which can be seen on the web at this link. She also said the station will continue to air the years and years worth of teaching of Dr. Gene Scott. If I know Dr. Scott, his network has been on for as long as I've been born (34 years).
24 posted on 02/22/2005 12:00:35 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: CounterCounterCulture; AnnaZ; dighton; savedbygrace
He really went super-wacko in his last years. He used to be "merely" eccentric, and tackled some great study subjects, but then the personality cult thing just took on a life of his own. It was sad to see his freaked-out ego demons utterly devour him.

I'd been checking the alt.fan.gene-scott these past several months, reading the latest comments [re his illness] from ex-devotees. He had prostrate cancer and it was only a matter of time.

This guy probably would have pulled a Jim Jones if he was well enough to orchestrate it. I wonder how many of his brainwashed cultists will try to join him? Sad...

25 posted on 02/22/2005 12:05:36 AM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: leadpenny
Saw him on the tube a few times. Always figured he do something like offer rides on Hale-Bopp or for handing out free Kool-Aide.

I happend to catch him around the time of the Heaven's Gate cult mass suicides, and he basically called them freaks, kooks, and weirdos. He was generally known for not mincing words. LOL

26 posted on 02/22/2005 12:07:49 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I have to admit, it's kinda freaky seeing Melissa wearing a big toboggan cap, dark shades, talking about the death of her husband, and ending the announcement with "Get on the phones!"


27 posted on 02/22/2005 12:11:36 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Doc's Bio Doc's WiSiWyG Talk to Doc Doc's Links


  Attention:   

        
in RealAudio      
  Dr. Scott does not receive e-Mail.   If you want to get a message to Dr. Scott, you'll have to get in line.

You can call and leave a message by calling the Voice of Faith lines or writing him a letter!



Dr. Gene Scott® is a registered trademark name
Copyright © 2005, w. euGene Scott, Ph.D. - All rights reserved.

28 posted on 02/22/2005 12:14:36 AM PST by ppaul
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To: BigSkyFreeper
I generally mock the things I don't understand. He mesmerized me in the way Jim and Tammy Faye mesmarized me. But with the Bakers, I was kind of able to see what they were up to. This guy was like watching a train wreck , and I just figured he was crazy like a fox.
29 posted on 02/22/2005 12:18:37 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Borges

I remember watching him on the old satellite dish years ago, preaching some of the more bizarre ideas I had ever heard. Seemed every cultish gimmick from Pyramidology to the Bermuda Triangle was somehow woven into the web of religion and fantasy that he talked about. I recall thinking, "This is what charisma is," and wondering what it was about the man that made you want to watch him and consider some of his ideas. I never figured it out, but it was there.


30 posted on 02/22/2005 12:23:01 AM PST by TN4Liberty (American... conservative... southern.... It doesn't get any better than this.)
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To: Salamander
I recall the "pyramid timetables" very well.

I saw him on my local cable TV community access channel back in the 1980s. His speaking style and presentation of his beliefs intrigued me initially, but when he started the "pyramid timetables" series I must admit that I was fascinated by the content of his interpretation. Numbers, as in inches and feet relating to days, months, and years in history, can be interpreted to mean almost anything you want.

31 posted on 02/22/2005 12:24:45 AM PST by Eagle9
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To: leadpenny

Dr. Scott mesmerized me moreso than say for instance, the Bakker's of PTL fame, or the Crouch's of TBN or just about any televangelists on TV aside from Joel Osteen, or Charles Stanley. Osteen or Stanley are what I am accustomed to every Sunday. Dr. Scott was probably more comic relief for me, until he was "preaching" about something that piqued my interest.


32 posted on 02/22/2005 12:30:46 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: Robert Drobot

HUH?


33 posted on 02/22/2005 12:32:01 AM PST by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: Eagle9

Too true.
My cable "lost" him soon after that.
The last year I've been watching him frenetically write Hebrew characters on a whiteboard and emphatically pound them as though that would make me understand whatever it was he was trying to teach me....:))


34 posted on 02/22/2005 12:35:53 AM PST by Salamander (Villainy Wears No Deadlier Guise Than That Of Virtue)
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To: Borges

He was a hoot. Remember his "art auction"? He auctioned off a bunch of crap that looked like a dirty-minded 7-year old drew it. He announced that "My Momma told me I could sh*t in jars and sell it!" Remember his telathon with biker-looking guys answering the phones? I also remember the Pyramid theories (wasn't there some buried treasure under them?)and footage of him bouncing around on a horse. He was on a local channel for a few months until they threw him off for non-payment.


35 posted on 02/22/2005 12:38:13 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Salamander

Im curious as he wrote hebrew did he do it left to right or right to left?


36 posted on 02/22/2005 12:38:51 AM PST by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: agitator

37 posted on 02/22/2005 12:50:06 AM PST by ambrose (....)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

California's Attorney General....




38 posted on 02/22/2005 12:50:08 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: Walkingfeather

right to left


39 posted on 02/22/2005 1:07:17 AM PST by Robert Drobot (God, family, country. All else is meaningless.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I'd put Robert Tilton right up there with Dr. Scott as far as the mesmerizing factor goes. Interesting contrast of styles, Scott was a real scholar, Tilton is a snake oil salesman.


40 posted on 02/22/2005 1:14:29 AM PST by Nexus6
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To: Nexus6

Yeah, I would class Scott as one who was more of a Biblical scholar.


41 posted on 02/22/2005 1:29:25 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Man, I miss those monkeys!

Also miss the wacky Pyramid lectures, and his chalkboard/whiteboard that would start out pristine and empty, but by the end of his rant would be totally covered, to the point of being opaque and unintelligible, with his squiggles, lines, diagrams and words, with the most-recent gibberish often written directly on top of that which came but minutes before.

"Weird, wild stuff" - Johnny Carson

42 posted on 02/22/2005 1:44:48 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
I'd been checking the alt.fan.gene-scott these past several months, reading the latest comments [re his illness] from ex-devotees. He had prostrate cancer and it was only a matter of time.

I was reading through some of the posts of the last several weeks and you're right. Sounds like he had it before and tried to fool his flock that he would beat it again. Many of the ex-devotees are of the thinking that the church might be lucky to last one more year.

43 posted on 02/22/2005 3:06:33 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: Hank Rearden

Yeah, the passing interest with the paranormal is what got me hooked onto him. Pyramids, ancient civilizations like the Mayans, the Incas, even talking about UFO's. Like I said up thread, he was doing the Art Bell schtick before Art Bell become famous.


44 posted on 02/22/2005 6:21:27 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: Salamander
I loved that wild-eyed madman.

Same here. Here's a couple of paragraphs from an online biography of Gene.

These days, with a Costa Rican cigar wedged in his mouth and a necktie bandana wrapped 'round his head, Dr, Scott looks a bit more like Kenny Rogers. Only instead of singing about knowing when to fold, he plays the saxophone, taking time out to call lesser musicians like Bill Clinton "honkers."

Sometimes, he'll preach about his cigar recommendations. "Not the least of the reasons I like Costa Rican cigars is the ease with which you can remove its label. How many times have you removed a label in order to smoke the last part of the cigar (the best part) and had it tear the cigar wrapper? Try one with the Maduro wrapper for a rich mellow taste. And remember: never inhale cigar smoke."

Source

45 posted on 02/22/2005 6:22:17 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: Borges
Now it's all on Art Bell to discover and disseminate the hidden secrets of the Illuminati!
46 posted on 02/22/2005 6:41:52 AM PST by Stultis
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To: Salamander

20 years ago or more I remember seeing him. He wanted money. He had a quartet of men singing a song that went something like:

"I want to know if Jesus welcomes me there... I do not want to be bad... let hear the (I forgot the words here)... that's enough for me to know"

Because people were not pledging as much as he wanted he said he was going to have the quartet sing the song over and over again. They must have sung the song 30+ times and the diddy is stuck in my head to this day.

Anyone else remember that show/song?


47 posted on 02/22/2005 6:42:58 AM PST by VA is for Freepers
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To: Borges

Televangelist? What gospel?


48 posted on 02/22/2005 6:46:41 AM PST by Happy2BMe (Long ago and far, far away there once was a shining land they called "America" . . .)
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To: VA is for Freepers

When I still had my old big satellite dish, I used to tune him in for some amusement. He would at times call his flock idiots and morons for not volunteering enough. HIs answer to people who wanted to know what he was doing with the money sent in, "none of your business". The wife is a knockout probably 30 years younger than him. She cant sing worth a dime though but is easy on the eyes. Usually with a gang like this, the tribe will fight over the spoils. Any predictions.


49 posted on 02/22/2005 6:53:24 AM PST by doosee
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To: Happy2BMe
Televangelist? What gospel?

Art Bell meets, uhhh, meets, uhhh ummm, darned if I know!

50 posted on 02/22/2005 6:57:21 AM PST by null and void (The thrill of victory, the agony of delete.)
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