Snake Salvation Reality Star Dies From Snake Bite
Most fundamentalists do not handle snakes. I am not sure why they don’t since they are using the same Bible (King James of course) that the late Pastor Coots did.
Jamie Coots, a Kentucky pastor who starred on National Geographic Channel’s Snake Salvation — a reality show about Pentecostal preachers who handle serpents as part of their services — died Saturday after being bitten by one of the snakes, Kentucky’s WBIR reports.
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(Note that TV guide categorizes this guy with such performers as Ralph Waite, Shirley Temple, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. That’s entertainment! SK)
Coots was found dead in his home around 10 p.m. Saturday, after being bitten in his church earlier in the day, police told the local TV station. He had left the church before emergency workers arrived and refused medical attention for the wound.
Nearly a year ago, Coots pled guilty to violating exotic animals laws and was ordered to give up his vipers.
addendum: The difference between Mr. Coots and scoundrels like David Barton is that Coots actually had the courage of his convictions. May he rest in peace.