Watch: Snake Handling Preacher Handles The Wrong Frickin’ Snake

Written by K. Walker on August 17, 2018

The snake wasn’t too keen on behaving himself in front of the camera, apparently.

A snake-handling preacher had a camera trained on him filming a documentary about the practice when he was bitten by the snake he was holding.

Well, that’s awkward.

Cody Coots is the pastor at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus’ Name church in Middlesboro, Kentucky – one of America’s last remaining snake-handling churches.

During his sermon, Pastor Coots can be seen handling a snake as he preaches to his congregation.

He was very lucky.

The snake nearly killed him.

He was taken to hospital where doctors told him he could have been ‘killed’ after the snake came close to severing the temporal artery.

Yet he has now reportedly started re-evaluate his life in the wake of this incident.

One of the men to take him to hospital, Big Cody, told Barcroft TV: ‘Most people bit in the face are dead in five, ten minutes. I mean, his own daddy got bit in the hand and within seven minutes was dead.’

The part where he is bitten is at the 10-minute mark:

Cody’s father, Jamie Coots, 42, was bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake in 2014 while preaching and died within 7 minutes.

The cameras were rolling for a documentary titled, ‘My Life Inside: The Snake Church‘ which is on Barcroft TV, on YouTube.

Cody Coots is lucky to be alive and have an opportunity to rethink this crazy practice.

Pastor Coot’s wife Tammy, 25, said: ‘That church is their blood, you know. It started with their family and it’s going down with their family.

‘Me and Cody didn’t talk about religion until after we got married and all I said is, “God, what did I get myself into?”’

Source: Daily Mail

Hopefully, as he re-evaluates his life choices, Cody will realize that God doesn’t call us to take unnecessary and foolish risks to prove our faith.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker