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Posted: Monday, 24 February 2014 12:19PM

What's Next for Snake Salvation Church

The National Geographic Channel(MIDDLESBORO, Ky.) -- After a "snake handling" pastor of a small Pentecostal church in Kentucky died from a rattlesnake bite, his son said he will continue the practice, according to the Christian Post.

Jamie Coots, the pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name in Middlesboro, Ky., was handling a rattlesnake during a service when he was bitten on his right hand earlier this month. But when the ambulance arrived at 8:30 p.m., the EMS team found that Coots had gone home, according to a statement from the Middlesboro Police Department.

Coots' son was quoted as saying that he, too, will refuse medical treatment if he is bitten by the snake.

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