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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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1.

jackmama311    

the apple don't fall far...

191 days ago
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Passion Of The Taint    

The dumb snake has a higher IQ then this snake oil salesman Jamie Coots .

191 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

Antivenom!
Get your antivenom here while supplies last.

191 days ago
4.

ciimonstr    

they oughta make a law... you know how it goes.
ok its already illegal and they wont make arrests, well they ought to make a law that poisonous snakes be milked before service, just because its already illegal and nobody wants to step up to practical sense.

191 days ago
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Passion Of The Taint    

Jesus must really hate this white trash cult.

191 days ago
6.

Googie    

One word comes to mind - NUTS

191 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

SUPERPOWERS.....

191 days ago
8.

buttercup    

Yes, it was definitely his time for him to go. Thinning of the herd.

191 days ago
9.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Religion at it's worst. I hope the son doesn't try to prove he's protected from the venom also.

191 days ago
10.

MrHarryBawls2016    

These people need Rev. Peter Popoff's Miracle Spring Water.

191 days ago
11.

Rachael    

Well then I'm not even going to feel bad about the next idiot that gets bit and killed. If surviving handling serpents is proof of God and his power, then getting bit and die-ing is evidence its all BS right?

191 days ago
12.

Rachael    

I wish the snake bit a Kardashian instead.

191 days ago
13.

Tim    

It's called "Natural Selection" and it is just mother natures way of weeding out the morons!

191 days ago
14.

Cartman    

Leave the poor animal alone you *****.

191 days ago
15.

Susan62509    

Obviously God bypassed these people when he handed out common sense.

Jamie Coots PROVED with his life that he was NOT protected from the venom by God's power.

191 days ago
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