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    Some worthy runners-up:
    The late D. James Kennedy -- so square, he made Ward Cleaver look like a naked bongo player in McConaughey's band. A Central Casting ideal of 'scolding dad from 1957.' Always excoriating the liberals, the heathens, the gays -- the usual suspects. The squarest hair and the most Republican face you will see in this lifetime.
    Jack Van Impe - still going strong with his wife hanging breathlessly on his every word and delivering set-ups for his bromides ("So Jack, what are we think of Iran's ratcheting up of its nuclear threat, as predicted in Revelations?") Her name, by the way, is the ultra-perfect televangelist wife's name -- better than, wasn't it, Mavis Falwell? -- REXELLA. As in, hide, 101 Dalmatians!!! Rexella is coming!!! She'll eat your puppies!!
    Joyce Meyer -- sort of a Josephine the plumber televangelist. Peppy, chucklesome, overcaffeinated. So gabby that she's hooked me from time to time, even though her basic message is delusional.
    Reverend Ike -- used to watch his bizarre show in the late 60s/early 70s. A mix of evangelism and voodoo, always selling ridiculous trinkets like prayer cloths that were going to bring incredible riches your way. Is this guy still alive?

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    As legendary as he was, I have actually never seen much of a Billy Graham sermon. Just small portions and short clips of them. Maybe someday I will set aside some more time for that (probably not).

    My mom has a book by Joel Osteen and has watched him sermonizing a little, and says he is more liberal than the other televangelist counterparts, which runs counter to the very little I have observed of him. Has anyone here seen/read anything more by him and can verify either way? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ideologyhunter View Post
    Some worthy runners-up:
    The late D. James Kennedy -- so square, he made Ward Cleaver look like a naked bongo player in McConaughey's band. A Central Casting ideal of 'scolding dad from 1957.' Always excoriating the liberals, the heathens, the gays -- the usual suspects. The squarest hair and the most Republican face you will see in this lifetime.
    Jack Van Impe - still going strong with his wife hanging breathlessly on his every word and delivering set-ups for his bromides ("So Jack, what are we think of Iran's ratcheting up of its nuclear threat, as predicted in Revelations?") Her name, by the way, is the ultra-perfect televangelist wife's name -- better than, wasn't it, Mavis Falwell? -- REXELLA. As in, hide, 101 Dalmatians!!! Rexella is coming!!! She'll eat your puppies!!
    Joyce Meyer -- sort of a Josephine the plumber televangelist. Peppy, chucklesome, overcaffeinated. So gabby that she's hooked me from time to time, even though her basic message is delusional.
    Reverend Ike -- used to watch his bizarre show in the late 60s/early 70s. A mix of evangelism and voodoo, always selling ridiculous trinkets like prayer cloths that were going to bring incredible riches your way. Is this guy still alive?
    Long ago, I occasionally watched a bit of the Van Impes. I'd turn down the sound and lust over Rexella Van Impe. But her voice ... was so insipid.
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    I can't stand any of them, and I was dragged to the Billy Graham Crusades in New York City when I was about 7 or 8. He used some very emotional appeals to manipulate people, like lowering the lights and having the choir sing "Just As I Am" quietly in the background, while he invited people to come forward and be saved. It was very theatrical.

    Your thread did remind me of an atheist friend that loved to watch Ernest Angley, an evangelical who I think was a "faith healer". She had invited us over for dinner and I didn't realize she was an atheist. When we arrived, she was watching Angley, while she cooked and I asked her why. She told me that she was an atheist but she thought he liked watching him because he was so amusing. I just looked him up and discovered that he was amused of sexual abuse.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Angley


    Angley, who has spoken out against homosexuality as a sin,[17] has been accused of sexual abuse by former Grace Cathedral pastor, Rev. Brock Miller.[18] Miller filed a lawsuit against Angley and claims that he was abused for nine years. A 1996 tape recording of Angley admitting to sexual relations with a different man was subsequently leaked by an anonymous source.[19] Allegations of further sexual abuses, including forced vasectomies and abortions, have been reported by the Akron Beacon Journal and Forbes.[20]
    What an asshole.

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    Years ago I would occasionally watch a TV preacher named Gene Scott, who supposedly held a PhD from Stanford, and seemed more intellectual that most in his profession. He would sit in front of the camera, sometimes smoking a cigar, and even occasionally sipping some whiskey, and go on about some obscure point of Greek grammar in the New Testament. Every now and then he would go off the deep end and get into full blown woo – Pyramidology and the like. He raked in the bucks too.

    I read where he died in 2005, at age 75. Too many cigars and sips of whisky I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tharmas View Post
    Years ago I would occasionally watch a TV preacher named Gene Scott, who supposedly held a PhD from Stanford, and seemed more intellectual that most in his profession. He would sit in front of the camera, sometimes smoking a cigar, and even occasionally sipping some whiskey, and go on about some obscure point of Greek grammar in the New Testament. Every now and then he would go off the deep end and get into full blown woo – Pyramidology and the like. He raked in the bucks too.

    I read where he died in 2005, at age 75. Too many cigars and sips of whisky I guess.
    But then the life expectancy of the average white male born in 1930 was 59.7 years. Maybe the cigars and sips of whisky could be credited for those extra fifteen years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tharmas View Post
    Years ago I would occasionally watch a TV preacher named Gene Scott, who supposedly held a PhD from Stanford, and seemed more intellectual that most in his profession. He would sit in front of the camera, sometimes smoking a cigar, and even occasionally sipping some whiskey, and go on about some obscure point of Greek grammar in the New Testament. Every now and then he would go off the deep end and get into full blown woo – Pyramidology and the like. He raked in the bucks too.

    I read where he died in 2005, at age 75. Too many cigars and sips of whisky I guess.
    Gene Scott married a young trophy wife. After his death, she took over his ministry. In her former life she was a porn star.

    https://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love...t-porn-pastor/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iznomneak View Post
    In the 1980s I used to watch Robert Tilton. He was a hoot speaking in tongues...
    Oh my non-existent god. I watched a little bit of him speaking in tongues, and that is actually something I had never watched anyone do before, but is so ridiculous. How is that supposed to work? God speaks to that person in a language that only that person is able to truly comprehend, and the others are just supposed to make educated guesses about what those noises translate into in their own fluent languages? Or when someone is speaking in tongues, does everyone think they are filled with the holy spirit and can easily and completely follow every noise and what they mean?

    ...and asking everybody for $1000, which was a pretty good chunk of change back then.
    Well, in fairness to us poor folks, it still is.

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    OOOH, the glossolalia -- so interesting when it is actually caught on tape. You feel like you're watching surveillance footage of genuine crazy people -- legit psychopaths -- committing a crime. It's always a word salad filled with vowels -- O, monna-lon-donna vadomma da gata nata!!! O, sha donna la monna ba donna donna doh! Translated: I'm out of my fucking mind, come be crazy with me, bring 20 dollars. Selah! (I think Selah! is evangelical for mic drop.)

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    That is so simple, so useful, so easy for those of us who want to dupe other people into giving us money. Readers, send me $50 at the behest of Almighty Satan, and She will return the seeds to you 1,000x over. You know this is legit because [jlkagf eoiubz xdbnkwat ghoyu bdzfb pwragsg!!!]. Much appreciated!

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