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'Snake Salvation'

Son of Dead Pastor Will REFUSE Treatment

If Snake Bites Again

2/22/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bite me once shame on you ... the new pastor in the "Snake Salvation" church will NOT accept medical treatment today if he's bitten by the rattlesnake that killed his father exactly one week ago.

Cody Coots tells TMZ ... he will indeed handle the deadly snake during the afternoon Kentucky service.  What's more, he says there will be NO anti-venom meds on hand in case the snake attacks again.

And ... if he's bitten and paramedics rush to the church, he'll send them away ... just like his dad Jamie Coots did.

Cody tells TMZ, "I will lay right there and say to everyone, it's God's will.  It's good enough to live by, and good enough to die by."

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61.

Chgome    

Thank God he will refuse treatment, give the snakes to all of the church goers

245 days ago
62.

shelly    

How disrespectful to his loved ones. Shame on his stupidity.

245 days ago
63.

Denver    

This is what happens when your grandfather marries his cousin...

245 days ago
64.

Cathy    

I live in Kentucky, not far from where this goes on. You know what us civilized people call that/

"Thinning the herd......"

245 days ago
65.

DaDa    

As the snake thinks NEXT!

245 days ago
66.

fuck TMZ    

It is amazing what the gullible believe in. Is love that hard to live for? How is living with all that hate inside of yourself treating you? I bet you'd be better off if you turn your hate into love.

245 days ago
67.

Kay in San Diego    

Go snake go! Dumb fake religion.

245 days ago
68.

Calico    

There's a crazy passage in the book "Kinflicks" by Lisa Alther about snake handling. The whole book is rather awesome in a bizzare way.

245 days ago
69.

kelly    

Just as insane as a terrorist that thinks they're gonna get women in heaven....

245 days ago
70.

YukonJack    

This may seem like the worst time to remember a joke about a preacher who's town was flooded so bad he was stuck on his rooftop waiting for God to come save him. 3 different row boats came up to the roof of his home to rescue him and 3 times he sent them away because God was going to save him.
As the preacher approached St. Peter at the gates of heaven he asked St. Peter why God had not come to save him in his hour of need. St. Peter replied that God had sent him 3 row boats,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
IN SIMPLE TERMS: if God sends you a medic, let the medic do his job!

245 days ago
71.

Sashatree    

Darwinism. Alive and well. I hope they all die from snakebites, and then the snakes get set free from these maniacs to live in peace. What a bunch of lunatics!

245 days ago
72.

Jazzi    

This is no different than the "Jim" Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was the founder and the leader of the Peoples Temple, best known for the cult murder/suicide in 1978 of 909 of its members in Jonestown, Guyana, and the murder of five individuals at a nearby airstrip, including Congressman Leo Ryan. Over 300 children were murdered at Jonestown, almost all of them by cyanide poisoning.[3] Jones died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

This is another cult, and if the govt. doesn't put a stop to this right now, all the members in that church and their children as well may follow in the footsteps of Jim Jones. It is outrageous that the law would allow this sort of thing to continue. Shut the damn church down and get rid of those snakes!

245 days ago
73.

Nick    

He is from Kentucky, no wonder he is an idiot

245 days ago
74.

Anthony    

These people are complete idiots..DARWIN FTW

245 days ago
75.

The Commonsensualist    

Two dead idiots are better than one...

245 days ago
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