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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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31.

HumanNature    

FOLLOW NO ONE BUT "YOURSELF"!!!!!!


PEOPLE

212 days ago
32.

DirkDiggler    

And Darwin smiles

212 days ago
33.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

When the perishable puts on the imperishable. And the mortal puts on immortality. Then shall come to pass the saying that is written....“Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death! where is your sting?” The sting of death is a snake bite, and the power of snake venom is the law.

212 days ago
34.

YesIam    

Why couldn't duck dynasty be snake dynasty instead. If only!

212 days ago
35.

HRH Prince Michael    

Firstly, I'm not a member of the Pentecost, Baptist,
Catholic, Methodist, nor Lutheran churches.
I serve only The Kingdom of God/The House of David.
Secondly, The Most Holy and Victorious King of
Kings, Christ Yeshua forewarned about "..man-made
doctrine..." Rules and Regulations, conceived and
ordered, by flawed and imperfect men - for Worldly gain and control.
Nowhere in Holy Scripture, are we told to use
snakes in Worship. In the words of The Holy Savior of The World Christ Yeshua? "You are not to put The Lord your God, to test".
My condolences to the family and friends of
Jaimie Coots.


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212 days ago
36.

LAURIE     

How increadabley stupid this man was! Even in 2014 the South is still the South. What an idiot!

212 days ago
37.

franklyspeaking    

And snakes talk And 99 year olds build arcs filled with 2 of everything And Santas sleigh goes to Compton And bones make women Right.

212 days ago
38.

Clytemnestra    

And he even turned away the EMTs. Serious death wish going on here. And his parishioners will come up with some moronic explanation. I hope he doesn't have children, for a variety of reasons.

212 days ago
39.

Yurra Knutz    

Insurance claim... DENIED!

212 days ago
40.

Denver    

It's the 21st century and people still believe in a all powerful deity. Even business overlord Walmart says "the book" is fiction. This guy worshipping with and ultimately dying by a snake? Darwin award for 2014..

212 days ago
41.

Bwizzle    

Those hicks are in Kentucky not Tennessee watch your own video before you post it TMZ? The first sentence said Kentucky ??? East TN = Knoxville .....East KY = Banjo Music and rotten snake fingers

212 days ago
42.

Zra    

seems the atheists are right

212 days ago
43.

HumanNature    

I don't know what is weirder, worshiping a poisonous snake or a Pastor wearing a Shower Curtain.

212 days ago
44.

Matt    

Guess his "god" failed him, idiot

212 days ago
45.

defref    

And the Darwin Award goes to ....

212 days ago
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