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'Snake Salvation' Preacher

SNAKEBIT!

But Jesus Saved Him ... Says Wife

5/28/2014 6:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Snake Salvation Preacher Bit
"Snake Salvation" pastor Cody Coots suffered a gnarly snakebite -- just like his preacher father who died from a rattler's bite -- but Coots' wife tells TMZ her husband survived by the grace of God.

The venomous canebrake rattler sank its fangs into Coots' finger on Monday as he was taking the snake out of a cage in his Middlesboro, KY church. 

Cody's wife Brittany tells us ... her husband's hand swelled up pretty badly, but he refused to get medical treatment. She says the pain went away by Tuesday, and he seems to be fine now.

When Coots' father Jamie was bitten while preaching back in February he also refused treatment ... and died. 

Brittany calls Cody's incident a miracle, telling us ... "Jesus saved Cody. The Lord spared his life."

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1.

Skywalker    

tmz is racist. they deleted my comments on the benzino story. but left all the white racists comments alone.

128 days ago
2.

Observer    

Zzzzzz...........

128 days ago
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atomicplaygirl    

Darwinism in effect.....almost.

128 days ago
4.

William    

White folks don't have a bit of sense.

128 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Arrest the snake already

128 days ago
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Reginaphalange    

Stupid!!!

128 days ago
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basebalchick25    

Sounds like an episode of Justified!!

128 days ago
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yo moms    

I read a more detailed article about this yesterday.
he asked someone to call 911 and then when an ambulance comes they refuse medical treatment.
to make a point. what a waste of time and resources.
don't call 911 if you don't plan on using their services.
someone else might actually need that medical attention.

128 days ago
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basebalchick25    

Sounds like an episode of Justified!

128 days ago
10.

Rhubino    

I just changed out of my plaid flannel shirt.

128 days ago
11.

Horndog    

Why can't the Kardashians and the Biebs get involved in something like this?

128 days ago
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cristiana    

that is so insane! they act so weird, they dont even deserve any attention for their foolishness!

128 days ago
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rosethorngurl    

Snakes were outlawed in the Pentacostal faith a long time ago. Snakes are not used in any other branch of Christianity. Idk what they think theyre preaching, but Jesus is in no way involved.

128 days ago
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Y.T. Houx    

just goes to show that religion, all religion, is irrational, illogical

128 days ago
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SenorPlaid    

Just give Him time. Dad got bit a few times before the final one, too.

128 days ago
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