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Some sects of Christianity believe that their faith in God will keep them safe as they handle deadly poisonous snakes.

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Some sects of Christianity believe that their faith in God will keep them safe as they handle deadly poisonous snakes.

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Tom Secoy
Tom Secoy

I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to speak with Pastor Coots and discussed faith, the Holy Spirit, and the rights afforded us by the U. S. Constitution. I found him to be a committed man of God. While I didn't agree with the practice of snake-handling as proof of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, I vehemently agreed with his right to free exercise of his religious faith. He was a good man and a brother in our commitment to our constitutional rights. My sympathy and prayers are extended to his family and congregation.