He turned life around after battling addictions
Mr. Lincoln, I am absolutely disgusted by your "tribute." Shame on you for
writing such poison.
Alright Mr. Humberto and Jeremiah. 1st off, I don't appreciate your rude
comments about this wonderful article on My Uncle. Ivan did a great job and
spoke the truth about what was real and what My Uncle Scott would have liked to
of been put out there. Ivan we appreciate what you have done and it is a honor
to have this article in the newspaper about such an inspirational man. If anyone
should worry about anyone being offended they should be worried about Scott
himself aswell as his family and wife. & you know guys were not. & Scott would
be honored and I know he is. God Bless you Uncle Scott and all who reads this.
Love your Niece Bobby
Ivan tryed not to offend any one in his article on Scott but I see He did't.You
all need to know Scott made his choices, To become gay ,to use drugs,acholo,and
to change his his life style. He lived the gay life for 15 years and it was not
a happy time.He chose 10 years ago to change and change he did. He chose his
family,he chose his love for Tammy and he chose his love for is church. It's all
about choice, and he chose right. He is a wonderful man and a son and husband.
He is going to be missed .We love you son. Love Mom
Scott was a very unique and wonderful person, We also lived thru the hell he
went thru, we (his family) was there dealing with the struggles he went thru, it
affected all of us in the family, we loved him and supported him thru the good,
the bad and the ugly. And nobody outed him, he never made it a secret of his
lifestyle. And when he CHOOSE to straighten out his life and return to the
church, he did it with his see wide open, and he never blamed anyone for the bad
choices or for the good ones. He took full responsiblity for all of his
choices. We hated what he did to himself during the bad times(drugs and
alcohol). And we will always love him. I love you Tammy!!!!! Scott will always
be one of my HEROS!!!!!
Those of us that have had the opportunity of having Scott as a part of our
lives, whether as family, co-worker, or friend, know the truth of Scott's trials
and the truth of his triumphs. We thank Ivan for his wonderful tribute to Scott
and pray for understanding from those that do not understand or choose not to
understand. Scott may be my nephew, but due to closeness of age, we were raised
more like siblings. He truly is a wonderful man that showed love and compassion
to all of us, even as he struggled with his last dying breath. May God bless all
of us with the same strength of character that Scott possessed. Tammy, you are
indeed a rock! My love to you.
What's with the phrases "He drifted into the gay lifestyle" and "Same-Gender
Attraction Issues". The reporter must have been a graduate of Evergreen. Either
you like dudes or chicks or both. Being gay means you like guys. This guy liked
guys and gals so he's bisexual, not "same-sex attracted". The "gay lifestyle" is
just as varied as the "straight lifestyle" and when was the last time you heard
about someone "drifting into the straight lifestyle". What would that even mean?
I can understand a reporter using the terms "active lifestyle" or "lifestyles of
the rich and famous" but "gay lifestyle"? C'mon, Deseret News, you can do better
Humberto... dude did you read the article? He was in the middle of writing a
candid book about his life story. No one is outing him. He outed himself long
ago. And he doesn't sound at all repressed to me. I am grateful Scott was
courageous enough to share his real life and not hide who he was, where he had
been, and what became most important to him. My thoughts and prayers are with
I applaude Scott's ability to courageously recognize and proudly state that
individuals are not victims, whose lives are dictated and controlled by
addictions, but rather, he believed and told me many times, that we are more
than animals, capable of directing and choosing a better and freer way to live.
His dying words were to all those who choose, like he once did, to buy into the
lies that there is no other way or choice. We each can choose what our lives
will be. His courage and discipline is an inspiration to me when I feel weak
and wish to give in to my vices. Scott told me his only regret was that many of
his old friends or acquaintances might rationalize or minimize his powerful
transformation so they could continue in self distruction. I hope others are
inspired by him as I have been. He was a man of sorrow, yes, but then reborn
and full of endless hope, joy, charity and humor. I don't think he was hiding
anything. He broke free and was soaring and still is. I'm blessed to have
worked and known such a dynamic man who walked the walk of courageous choice.
I don't think this is an appropriate forum for discussing his "same gender
attraction issues." He apparently was unwilling to live as a homosexual, so he
suppressed that for the sake of his church. That's his business. Why are you
outing him here though? What business is it of yours or anyones?
What a nice tribute
I met Scott while performing in Ragtime at the Hale Center Theater. He was a
loving, wonderful, unique individual. I wish I had gotten to know him better.
My prayers are with his family. I know he is in a better place, and
was welcomed with loving, open arms.