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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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46.

myopinion    

Mental illness!

148 days ago
47.

Rachel    

Whatever works. These our his beliefs and he has a right to them. If he gets bit and dies then that was his choice.

148 days ago
48.

Vic1112    

TMZ can u please stop those "google job adds" and associates degree comments?? Sooo annoying

148 days ago
49.

DumbingDown    

Oh well...better luck next time.

148 days ago
50.

ProudMexicanAmericanWoman    

Please stop doing stupid shyt in God's name!

148 days ago
51.

Woot    

DAMN! So close.

*cry*

148 days ago
52.

wayne a    

He was just lucky,I don't think God intervened to save this nut.

147 days ago
53.

wayne a    

He was just lucky,I don't think God intervened,this guy is a sicko.

147 days ago
54.

Brenda Furman    


This story is really not worthy of discussion.

147 days ago
55.

CriticalEyes    

Even Geebus screws up, sometimes........

147 days ago
56.

Richard    

The scriptural serpent is the Kundalini current coiled around the coccyx chakra at the base of the spine. Awakening it constantly and raising it through the higher chakras leads to spiritual awakening.
It must be remembered that all real scripture is allegorical and is meant as inner instruction, not outer activity.

147 days ago
57.

TOM    

Cracks me up seeing the fat guys playing guitars while this is going on!!

147 days ago
58.

danyelle marks    

to each his own. anybody that wants to play with poisonous snakes is welcome to do so and also welcome to get bit and die.

147 days ago
59.

leedy bdp    

What an ignoramus! And, his followers are just as pathetic. I's be willing to bet that there is not a single vote for a Democrat coming from that congregation.

147 days ago
60.

Preciouslogic    

Why are they playing with snakes during worship service to God, when God said this, Genesis Ch 3:14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.~ They are suppose to kill a snake by bruising its head, not play with them.

147 days ago
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