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Snake Handling Preacher Dies From Snake Bite

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[url="http://news.yahoo.com/serpent-handling-west-virginia-pastor-dies-snake-bite-173406645--abc-news-topstories.html"]http://news.yahoo.com/serpent-handling-west-virginia-pastor-dies-snake-bite-173406645--abc-news-topstories.html[/url]



This pretty much happened in my back yard. My Uncle and I have actually considered visiting the church before just to see how weird it really is.

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Background:

Henry Rollins (show host) with Pastor Coots at Coots' Pentacostal snake handling service in WV (from NatGeo show [i]Animal Underworld)[/i].

[url="http://animals.nationalgeographic.co.in/animals/wild/animal-underworld/worshipping-with-snakes/"]http://animals.nationalgeographic.co.in/animals/wild/animal-underworld/worshipping-with-snakes/[/url]

This particular Pastor has been bitten 6 times and lost a finger from the experience.

Face eaten off by a drug crazed pseudo-zombie in FL or bitten by a rattler in a church service in WV? You choose.

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After a bit of further reading, his church is like 3 miles from my house. I've drove by it at least 1,000 times and never knew that it was a snake handling church. I automatically assumed they were talking about that famous bunch of snake handlers in Jolo. It's amazing just how many of these nuthouses are in my immediate area.

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[quote name='zebrainz' timestamp='1338448201' post='1788301']
Background:

Henry Rollins (show host) with Pastor Coots at Coots' Pentacostal snake handling service in WV (from NatGeo show [i]Animal Underworld)[/i].

[url="http://animals.nationalgeographic.co.in/animals/wild/animal-underworld/worshipping-with-snakes/"]http://animals.nationalgeographic.co.in/animals/wild/animal-underworld/worshipping-with-snakes/[/url]

This particular Pastor has been bitten 6 times and lost a finger from the experience.

Face eaten off by a drug crazed pseudo-zombie in FL or bitten by a rattler in a church service in WV? You choose.
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I think that I'd have to choose the rattlesnake.

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If only someone could have foreseen this.

The congregation must really be rattled.
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"He lived 101/2 hours," ???

Was that meant to be 10 and a half hours? Or do they also believe decimals are the devil and fractions are the way of God?

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Is that Henry Rollins from Black Flag, Henry Rollins?

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Yes, MG. Weird seeing him old and grey.

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Poor guy.

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they must all be hissterical

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I'm sure no one saw that coming. :rolleyes:

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I've always thought that snake lovers were setting theirselves up for failure.

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