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COMMENTARY: Jamie Coots' Snake Theology Was Not that Crazy
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 6:01pm | Type: Blog

The death of Jamie Coots could be read as just another bit of evidence that the universe doesn’t much care what you believe. Physics, biology, geology — all perk along with or without our assent. ...

Jamie Coots, Co-star of 'Snake Salvation,' Dies of a Snakebite
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Jamie Coots, a serpent-handling pastor and co-star of the Snake Salvation reality television show, died Saturday after snakebite during a church service. He was 42. The R ...

Serpent Handler-TV Star Has New Cause: Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

Officials from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency raided the Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollete last Thursday and seized 53 venomous snakes — including timber rattlesnakes, copperheads, and several exo ...

I’ll Take my Salvation Without the Snakes, Please
Originally Posted: 09/11/2013 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

If there were such a thing as “spiritual hazard pay” for columnists, I would be filing a claim after watching the first two episodes of the new series “Snake Salvation,” which debuts Tuesday, Sept. 10, on the ...