February 22, 2005

Gene Scott, RIP

Rev. Gene ScottThe papers are reporting that the Rev. Gene Scott, TV preacher and eccentric extraordinaire, died of a stroke at 75. Scott was an American original, a learned, headstrong, eccentric guy, who did not suffer fools gladly.

We shall not see his like again.

Note, for example, in the picture above, Scott (on TV) has eyes pasted over his sunglasses. From his hats, to his lectures filled with Greek Biblical terminology, to the horse-riding pictures he'd show if the contributions weren't coming in fast enough, there was never anything like him on TV.

I don't know enough about Pentecostal theological esoterica to comment on his antinomianism and so forth, but he was fascinating.


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