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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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Leave-Britney-Alone    

Snakes are so beneficial to the environment, keeping the rodent population down, etc..however freaks who waste resources and tax payer dollars are the real detriment to society.

146 days ago
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reblic    

I remember... I got bite.. no one knows about it... I was around 8..or nine...Jesus came along.. an let the process happen...cuase he didn't like the things that where coming out of my mouth....then he brought me back.....

146 days ago
18.

Meh..    

Screw the wacko, hows the snake doing?

146 days ago
19.

Frankenpussy    

Where is a photo of the "bite"? He was obviously just barely nicked by a fang. It was a very minute amount of venom, of course he survived. How stupid ...

146 days ago
20.

uruseless    

Looks like the result of serious imbreeding. Is there anyone in that church with an IQ over 75? You just have to love that silly dance the rev does. Actually, I was hoping the snake would strike in the video and the gene pool would have become a little cleaner.

146 days ago
21.

KyleIonRayner    

Dumb asses

146 days ago
22.

Bill03948    

Snakes... Ex-Wives... Sooner or later you'll get bit.

146 days ago
23.

Cookie Lady    

I thought gluttony was a sin. A few of those folks should put down the snake and take up a few Weight Watchers meetings.

146 days ago
24.

c    

Please. I doubt the Lord cares enough to save morons who are stupid enough to willingly put themselves in danger. Nothing more than blind luck.

146 days ago
25.

Mare    

Well maybe God saved him this time. How many times did his father get bit before God decided that he was an idiot and let him die?

146 days ago
26.

Elliot Rodger    

Jesus is to lazy to save anyone

146 days ago
27.

Rick    

Keep messing with poisonous reptiles to prove a point & what you do you expect is going to happen!!

146 days ago
28.

alex    

Moron. Really, how many different ways can you say moron

146 days ago
29.

Denver    

BY THE GRACE OF GOD, HE LIVED!! Actually it was the snake bite kit the EMT slipped him when everyone wasnt looking.. Some day these people will learn there is no great deity in a big white robe granting wishes sitting on a cloud over Poughkeepsie..

146 days ago
30.

lynn331977    

So Jesus didn't save his father cause he died right ? Smh

146 days ago
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