Some of my less-than-Baptist friends do not believe me when I talk about speaking in tongues, snake handling, and foot washing being part of any good tent revival in Texas.
I do not know what kind of special relationship that Pentecostal ministers have with snakes, but it’s gotta be something phallic. But, at least time time it’s Tennessee and Kentucky.
An eastern Kentucky pastor wants Tennessee wildlife officials to return five venomous snakes confiscated in Knoxville.
Gregory Coots, who’s known as Jamie Coots, is pastor of at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro. Coots handles the snakes as part of worship services.
His name is Coots and he worships something that likes snakes. You know you want to know more.
He says he bought them in Aladamnbama for $800. and was toting them to Kentucky where he has a snake permit but the police stopped him in Tennessee for having his windows tinted too dark and lo and behold – snakes. In boxes.
Coots says he can replace the snakes but he wants the boxes the snakes were in back. He says they have sentimental value.
I don’t even want to know. And if you find out why his snake boxes have sentimental value, do no tell me. I do not want to know and I have no intention of asking Jesus when I get to the sweet by and by either.
Thanks to Hippie in the Hollar for the heads up.