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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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106.

Zack    

Funniest **** of the day!

217 days ago
107.

Cream pie    

Lmao news flash don't **** with snakes!

216 days ago
108.

deadog    

Thinning of the herd...

216 days ago
109.

Seriously?!?    

I will never understand this type of behavior. If you're a "Christian" you should know better than to test God for your own glory. Why not just play russian roulette if you're that convenced? Oh... Would that not make good tv?!?!

216 days ago
110.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Thy will be done

216 days ago
111.

choke    

Hahahaha!!!!!!!! Too bad it doesn't happen more often to all the backwoods bigots freaks!

216 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Sounds like he got a visit from Godsmack.

216 days ago
113.

Jamey Hunter    

The result of being totally stupid.

216 days ago
114.

tony    

I wonder if they are going to keep playing with snakes, let's all watch and find out.

20 bucks says the next preacher gets bit within the first 40 days or nights.

216 days ago
115.

Veronica    

Anothet one bitrs the dust! The old testament is history we're under the new covenant, the new testament, no miracles, but His grace an mercy sustains us all.

216 days ago
116.

Calinative    

That's just stupid. Some people believe anything.

216 days ago
117.

Joey    

morons, and his dumbass son will be next

216 days ago
118.

Worldwidecells    

GOOD!! another crazy freak gone…one less to worry about

216 days ago
119.

Trina    

Heheh I'm terribly sorry but this story gave me the chuckles! Someone said it best @deadog "thinning of the herd" indeed!

216 days ago
120.

Chun LI    

Kids don't try this at home.

216 days ago
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