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Kentucky snake preacher has five reptiles confiscated after illegally attempting....
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Posted on 04/05/2013 7:39:52 PM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: No wriggle room: Kentucky snake preacher has five reptiles confiscated after illegally attempting to transport them through Tennessee

A snake-handling Kentucky preacher has been forced to leave five venomous serpents in Tennessee after he was caught trying to move them through the state.

Jamie Coots pleaded guilty to illegally having poisonous snakes that were confiscated after a traffic stop in Knox County, Tennessee, on Jan. 31.

Prosecutors agreed to drop charges of transporting the snakes and wildlife officials agreed to give back the boxes Coots was using to carry the snakes from Alabama to his Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro, Kentucky.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Humor
KEYWORDS: kentucky; napl; preacher; snakes; venomoussnakes; whyisitalwayssnakes
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This story was was just brought to my attention.
1 posted on 04/05/2013 7:39:52 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack; Chode; GeronL

again who has the snake ping?


2 posted on 04/05/2013 7:40:30 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Salamander

wonder why the traffic stop, and what was seen besides the drivers license...?


3 posted on 04/05/2013 7:42:55 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Morgana

They’re probably out looking for me.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 7:43:00 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: cyn

LOLOL!

That didn’t take long...;D

I have no idea unless he was letting one of the snakes drive.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 7:43:54 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Morgana

Isn’t all this snake stuff based on one single verse?


6 posted on 04/05/2013 7:44:34 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: cyn
The designated driver.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 7:45:40 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Sybeck1

Yes. one verse taken to extremes.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 7:46:13 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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windows too dark a tint. how did they find out about the snakes, that the wildlife resource officer was called in?


9 posted on 04/05/2013 7:46:42 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Morgana

One of my roommates at Harvard used to go with his father to tent revivals when he was a boy. He said that they sometimes did snakes.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 7:47:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Salamander

aw, now there’s a beaut! great car finish, too!


11 posted on 04/05/2013 7:47:27 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Sybeck1

Acts 28:5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 7:47:59 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: Salamander
Mongoose and snake photo mongoose_5.jpg
13 posted on 04/05/2013 7:48:25 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Sybeck1

Yep.

Chapter 16 of the Gospel According to Mark states, in part: ‘And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.’

Pardon me if I don’t feel like pushing my luck.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 7:49:50 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Morgana

“Who wants to go this time?”

Cute little guys, quite the brave ones!


15 posted on 04/05/2013 7:50:14 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Morgana
Sometimes it doesn't end well, at least when Boyd Crowder is around.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 7:51:31 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: cyn

http://www.epicfunnypictures.com/automobiles/snake-carsvenomous-snake-on-your-car/

Awesome car.

Bet nobody thinks about breaking into it.

:D

[Burms aren’t venomous though so ignore the misleading title]


17 posted on 04/05/2013 7:51:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

I think America is GREAT, still legal to act crazy if you don’t hurt anyone.


18 posted on 04/05/2013 7:55:21 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Morgana

“You’re probably all wondering why I’ve called you here”


19 posted on 04/05/2013 7:56:47 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander; Morgana

Lemme get this straight.

They didn’t want him to transport the snakes ~through~ the state. So they’re going to keep the snakes *in* the state.

I’m missing something here.....


20 posted on 04/05/2013 7:57:55 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: rovenstinez

True.

My feeder guy has Gaboons, Rattlers and Cobras.

I’ve seen them but have the good sense to not touch them.

He’s licensed.

I’m just a fascinated spectator.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 7:59:36 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander
One of the absolutely best written episodes of the X-files is titled, "Signs and Wonders," and involves a small town in Tennessee that is host to both an old fashioned fire and brimstone snake handling preacher, and a progressive, peace and love, Rick Warren type.

The two are in conflict over the souls of the town, and everything points to fire and brimstone preacher as the bad guy...until the very end when you find out he was right all along, and the kinder, gentler preacher is the corrupt one.

22 posted on 04/05/2013 8:00:40 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: shibumi

“A snake-handling Kentucky preacher”

I assume he was traveling from or to Kentucky with them.

Can’t do that, especially since the psychotic Lacey Act went into effect.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 8:02:02 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: shibumi
Those in the control culture seldom need reason or justification to behave irrationally.
24 posted on 04/05/2013 8:02:47 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yup, it was.

My other favorite is the ep titled “Drive”.

That was a great show until it jumped the shark.


25 posted on 04/05/2013 8:03:13 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Until the surrounding states voted to reject the idiotic ‘snake ban’, I was in peril of committing a felony just for taking one of my Boas across a state line.

When you consider that the only two good herp vets near me are in PA and VA, that could have been disastrous.

Still, no hots are allowed at MD or VA reptile expos.

PA allows them.


26 posted on 04/05/2013 8:06:47 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

They are known in our parts as ‘Pentecostals’.


27 posted on 04/05/2013 8:07:24 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Salamander
I don't think it ever really jumped the shark (in spite of the episode of that name). I didn't really like Robert Patrick's character at first, but he grows on you, and by the episode where he sprinkles his child's ashes into the sea, you get a lot of sympathy for him.

Certainly as the show was winding down, the cast and crew had a lot of lighter moments, and the season nine episode with Burt Reynolds is truly a classic.

The last episode (two parter) was pretty hokey, but the final scene was, IMHO, one of the best closing scenes of any show. Ever.

28 posted on 04/05/2013 8:09:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Holy Rollers” here.


29 posted on 04/05/2013 8:10:19 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I just couldn’t get used to him.

Funniest ep, ever.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Chung%27s_From_Outer_Space


30 posted on 04/05/2013 8:12:00 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander
Yep. Did you know Charles Nelson Reilly reprised the role for an episode of Millenium?
31 posted on 04/05/2013 8:17:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yup.

I was one of those nerds who had the Ouroboros ‘countdown’ computer start up screen and everything.

:)


32 posted on 04/05/2013 8:27:43 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander
you charmer you... 8^)
33 posted on 04/05/2013 8:42:59 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cyn
quite the brave ones!

They aren't brave. They are frigging insane. I had ferrets, which are the same family. They are just terminally insane. They missed out on the fear gene that the rest of us mammals got.

Did I mention they are crazy?

/johnny

34 posted on 04/05/2013 8:43:08 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

They might be insane or maybe not. It’s none of our business. In Principle.


35 posted on 04/05/2013 8:50:34 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
I was talking about the mongooses. Not the snake handlers.

And they are crazy too, but I'm not for making laws against humans being crazy.

/johnny

36 posted on 04/05/2013 8:52:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Morgana
As weird as the snake-handling thing is, TN's own Constitution would seem to prevent this:
Art I, Section 3.
That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own conscience; that no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any minister against his consent; that no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience; and that no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.

37 posted on 04/05/2013 8:52:17 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Chode

LOL..hardly.

It’s just that whenever somebody here says the word ‘snake’ or ‘salamander’, I get pinged.

[I must remind people of slimy, slithery things]

;D


38 posted on 04/05/2013 8:56:11 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander
and here i figure you for a true snake charmer...
39 posted on 04/05/2013 8:59:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morgana; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

What was his FR handle? I can think of a couple of candidates!


40 posted on 04/05/2013 9:00:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Morgana; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
A snake-handling Kentucky preacher

He'll go blind doing that.


41 posted on 04/05/2013 9:06:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Chode

Meh...I guess mine like me okay.

They’ve never said otherwise, at least.

:)

[right now, they’re all loving me...they *think* it’s feeding night but it’s not..new schedule]


42 posted on 04/05/2013 9:07:52 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Morgana

“Where’s the back door?”

“There ain’t one.”

“Reckon where they want one?”

Windy Bagwell


43 posted on 04/05/2013 9:43:15 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Salamander
[I must remind people of slimy, slithery things]

Ummm... Now you know snakes are not slimy... Slithery, yes. Slimy (with the exception of the one in the Whitehut, ) no...

;-)

44 posted on 04/05/2013 10:01:19 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
He'll go blind doing that.

Wrong snake...

45 posted on 04/05/2013 10:05:20 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Morgana

I figured he was taking them to War, WV.


46 posted on 04/05/2013 11:15:53 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Terry Mross

My favorite story of all time. Wendy Bagwell.


47 posted on 04/05/2013 11:20:46 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Morgana

I bet the ACLU would help him, Oh wait no he believes in Jesus. So he is SOL


48 posted on 04/05/2013 11:21:21 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Morgana
"They Ain't Got a Back Door!"

"Reckon where do they want one?"

Here Come The Rattlesnakes

49 posted on 04/05/2013 11:26:12 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Salamanders are the slimy bit.

;D

One dear FReeper friend said that when she sees weird things she thinks of me.

I suppose the reverse would be worse.

LOL


50 posted on 04/06/2013 4:16:02 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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