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'Snake Salvation' Star

Dies From Holy Snakebite

2/16/2014 12:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0216-pastor-coots-01The pastor on Nat. Geo's "Snake Salvation" died Saturday night ... after one of the snakes to which he prays bit him.

Pentecostal pastor Jamie Coots suffered the fatal attack while preaching to his Kentucky congregation.

Emergency units raced to the church ... but the reality star had already left and gone home.

The show's website explains the Pastor and his followers believe the Bible says a poisonous snakebite will not harm them as long as they are anointed by God’s power.

EMTs went to Coots' home but he sent them away ... refusing care ... an hour later he was dead.

It's unclear if they were filming during the sermon.

A rep for the show says the "Snake Salvation" finished filming last year ... and they never intended to film a second season.

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kuz    

Jajajajajajajaj

214 days ago
17.

Azi    

HALLELUJAH ! Praise the Lord and pass the anti-venom.

214 days ago
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Lil-za    

It's tantamount to saying Poeople let's all go jump off the cliff and since we are anointed by god. Parachutes will appear midway and we shall all have a smooth landing!.. It's pretty clear in the bible that the end of times shall have many fake worshipers ... lo and behold!..
Thank goodness one less moron

214 days ago
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datruth    

The ten commandments huh? What happened to "Thou shalt have no other gods before me"?

214 days ago
20.

psycho nurse    

On the next episode of Religulous...

214 days ago
21.

LA Pho Life    

LOL are you kidding me?

214 days ago
22.

spader    

wakey wakey hands off snakey - the 13th commandment.

214 days ago
23.

Nicole_TN    

Get your facts straight, TMZ. His church is in Kentucky. Not Tennessee.

214 days ago
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static    

It's not a question of being anointed by God's power its about abandoning the basic common sense he gave you.

214 days ago
25.

the truth    

Too funny

214 days ago
26.

Gullible    

Maybe God takes Saturdays off and his call for the cure went to voice-mail?

214 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

Today I learned... jacking around with poisonous snakes will eff you up.

214 days ago
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the truth    

Gees .....don't you know God's a fairy tale

214 days ago
29.

Yurra Knutz    

...So the man said, why did you bite me?
The snake said, I'm a snake, it's my nature.

214 days ago
30.

CyndiChainsaW    

Religious fanatics are everywhere. What freaking idiots.

214 days ago
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