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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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76.

Scout    

The rare combo of Darwinism and God at work.

60 days ago
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Jennifer    

Idiots.

60 days ago
78.

Beast Mode    

Does religion make people stupid, or are only stupid people religious? I hope the snake was unharmed.

60 days ago
79.

Luz    

He acted like an arrogant idiot, he paid the price.

60 days ago
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Runtunk    

God don't play and he give us common sense no to play with a deadly snake me myself I run from them

60 days ago
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kartrashions    

What is the condition of the snake? Did it contract a case of ignorance?

60 days ago
82.

Thizz √$    

That's what you get dumb azz

60 days ago
83.

joeluv007    

I guess his God was on a coffee break so he was not protected

60 days ago
84.

tony    

I did tell them it would happen, apparently Pentecostals don't like to listen to Mediums.

60 days ago
85.

vettman    

What a stupid ass. At least the wacko Scientologist only believe in Martians and aliens from that nonexistant planet called Wackosville.

60 days ago
86.

AFTRA    

That's what we call 'thinning out the herd'

60 days ago
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goldilx5150    

Did he think he was Apostle Paul? Remember Paul got bit accidentally, and God protected him. People forget who God is talking to and WHAT he's talking about.

60 days ago
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Californiadesi    

Religion is the greatest brainwasher of them all.Millions have died before him following their religion.
He died of stupidity not snake bite.

60 days ago
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PeaRidge    

They should all be arrested for animal cruelty. Buncha creeps.

60 days ago
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Jason    

My heart goes out to the Coots family. Regardless of your personal beliefs, Jamie Coots was one of the nicest and most thoughtful people I've ever worked with. I spent the better part of last summer with him and his family. He was a loving father and devoted man of faith who always had time for someone in need. He invited us into his life and made everyone around him feel like family. May he Rest in Peace.

60 days ago
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