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'Snake Salvation'

Deadly Rattler Will Rise Again

Next Saturday

2/18/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The rattler that took a deadly bite out of "Snake Salvation" pastor Jamie Coots will not be killed  ... in fact, the family will deploy the snake during next Saturday's service ... TMZ has learned.

Coots was bitten Saturday while he was preaching to his congregation and died after refusing medical help ... believing he was protected from the venom by God's power.

Jamie's son Cody tells us, the family still believes in God's protective power against snake venom -- despite his father's death -- telling us his dad felt it was much better to die from a snakebite than a stroke or car accident ... in fact, for him a snakebite was "God's way."

Cody -- who will take over as pastor -- says, "It was God saying, this is how you wanted it, and it's your time to go ... If he didn't plan [to die this way] he would have stayed alive."

As we reported ... even though using snakes during religious services is illegal in Kentucky, the police chief told us he would NOT enforce the law.

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16.

Truth    

YET ANOTHER GROUP OF HYPOCRITICAL RELIGIOUS FANATICS. SNAKES DOING US A FAVOR. ONE BY ONE... THEN THERE WAS NONE, JUST SAYIN. #TRUTH!!

155 days ago
17.

DirkDiggler    

Genetic Deficiency.

155 days ago
18.

Jazzi    

They are all crazy!

155 days ago
19.

HardcoreSqueegeeman    

Yeeeehaaaaw!

155 days ago
20.

IndyTony    

I just love how religious folk so easily change their rationalization to always put "God" in a good light. First it's "God will keep him from dying from a snakebite". Now it's "Well, God must have wanted it to be his time."

Wake up people! It's all a myth that you've believed in since you were kids because that's what's been drilled into you. No pun intended for you catholics out there ;)

155 days ago
21.

Tax    

Loco! Loco!!!

155 days ago
22.

Florida    

Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb! Poisonous snakes can kill you, God have them rattlers to warn you

155 days ago
23.

Florida    

South Park, please do a show about this!

155 days ago
24.

wingfreak    

When the snake wipes out the rest of that stupid congregation maybe they can send the snake to the Westboro baptist and take out the Phelps family.

155 days ago
25.

PokeFangirl    

What the actual f*ck!? That isn't religion that is a cult. You'f think they'd see the snake killing the guy was a clear sign that God wanted them to stop, but hey natural selection right?

155 days ago
26.

Stef    

These people forget the part of the Bible where Jesus told Satan while being tempted not to put God to the test.

#justsayin'

155 days ago
27.

Lil-za    

And we will keep an eye on the obituaries section, won't be long before they bury the son too.

155 days ago
28.

HRH Prince Michael    

This has gone from a "Reality" show featuring
a bizarre "Religious" ritual. to a complete exploitation
of a Death and a mockery of Almighty GOD.
Without question:
"Television.....The Vast Wasteland"


From an epic Drought in The West
to
Historic Snow and Ice storms in The East:
The Earth, The Seas, and The Skies. all -UNDENIABLY-
testify, The 2014 Victory for The Kingdom of God/
The House of David, is HERE;
The Declaration of 2008
www.all4webs.com/q/f/love4yahweh
The Final Declaration
www.all4webs.com/x/w/all4yahweh
The 2013 Sentence
www.all4webs.com/f/o/king

NBC/Comcast/Time Warner/Anti-American Monopoly
Notice, is SERVED.

155 days ago
29.

Max Smart    

Sorry to say it but it served that dude right. I can't believe they say it's safe for the kids to attend. They obviously haven't seen how fast a snake can move.

155 days ago
30.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I think it will be some type of weird snake karma if it happens again. Snake 1 , Preachers 0.

155 days ago
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