February 23rd, 2014
11:04 AM ET

Son of Dead Snake-Handing Pastor Takes Over Pulpit

One week after Pastor and reality TV-star Jamie Coots died from a rattlesnake bite, his son will take over the pulpit with the very same snake.

We discussed this controversial Baptist practice with a reporter and psychology professor who knew Coots personally.

We asked them: Why is it so central to the faith to refuse medical attention after being bit by a snake?

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