Snake-Handling Celebrity Pastor Jamie Coots Dies… From Snake Bite

National Geographic had a reality show called Snake Salvation which followed the snake-handling adventures of Pastor Jamie Coots. Snake handling is an old Pentecostal Appalachian practice, drawn from a couple passages in the Gospels, that recommends holding venomous snakes as a test of faith. Well, this particular snake-handling Pastor, who had already lost a finger from snake bites, has now died… from a rattlesnake bite. Aside from the obvious object lesson this provides in practical cause Read more […]