The Dead Snake Handler and the Dead Poet’s Society
On February 15, Jamie Coots, pastor of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Middlesboro, Kentucky, and co-star of National Geographic’s reality show Snake Salvation, died from a snakebite to the hand. Christianity Today has the story. It was his ninth bite in twenty years. The previous eight made him very ill. Once he even lost a finger.
Snake handling as a form of worship is practiced by a small number of churches mostly in the rural southeastern United States. It... Continue Reading