Saturday, June 2, 2012

Unforeseeable tragedy befalls preacher

Pastor Randy "Mack" Wolford handles a rattlesnake during a service at the Church of the Lord Jesus in Jolo, W.Va. Each Labor Day weekend, the church has hosted a well-documented “homecoming” for snake handlers who believe that the Bible mandates that true Christians "take up serpents and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover." Wolford says: "Anybody can do it that believes it."

Rufus "Buddy" Jewell holds timber rattlesnake as he prays during homecoming in Jolo.
Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA

*Must fight urge to comment on the name "Rufus Buddy Jewell.*

Well now ... who could have foreseen this tragedy?   Certainly no human ... what with our limited brain power and so forth.  I guess all we can do is shake our snakes heads in disbelief.  

Hey,  I wonder if they killed the snake that bit the guy.  I guess no "reporter" thought to ask that question.  This is why the Klown should be a reporter.  If I only had the time to go out and interview these "peeps in the news" you would be a much more informed group.

What's that?  What's MY guess?  Well, since you asked ... my guess is they kept the snake.  You see, I'm thinking this particular snake is used to being handled a lot ... and this is prolly his first biting.  Now, if you're a snake-handler, do you want to break in a new snake?  No?  I didn't think so.  More here:

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