Thread: Snake-handling pastor arrested
07-13-2008, 09:07 PM #1
Snake-handling pastor arrestedOriginally Posted by CNN.com
I, for one, don't understand why snakes are allowed as 'pets' anyway where they are legal. Even 'domesticated' pythons can be dangerous."First of all, then we have to say the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama." - Al Sharpton, March 21, 2010
07-14-2008, 01:47 AM #2
I went to a theft call a couple of years ago and the and the homeowner showed me his pet rattlesnake that he kept in a large aquarium in his bedroom.
07-14-2008, 01:59 AM #3
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07-14-2008, 03:04 AM #4
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hmmm, it's interesting that snake handling for religious ceremonial reasons is outlawed in most states. i think the practice is retarded and there has to be some control over whether or not their snakes pose a threat to surrounding non believers, but i think it's TOTALLY inappropriate to outlaw something a group of people do to themselves for the purpose of worship.
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07-14-2008, 07:07 AM #5
We served some warrants two weeks ago. While everyone was secured, I was in the main bedroom and noticed a fish tank with no water in it. (red flag#1)
I asked the lady what kind of pet she had in the tank and she said a snake.
Well, not only did my heart sink into the depths of what could be called hell, but the damn thing wasnt in the tank. As im slowly backing out of the room, eyes darting around every whicha way, I advise her that her "monstrosity" is not in the tank. She replies with "oh, he always gets out. Him and his 2 brothers." WHAT?!!!!! A split second later, I was sitting in my cruiser, three blocks away, waiting for them to finish up in the house. If anybody knows the jokers I work with, you would know that they are pranksters and they know Im petrified of snakes. Them (jokers)+ snakes + me (petrified)= not good. I sat that one out.
07-14-2008, 07:39 AM #6
07-14-2008, 08:07 AM #7
Hey, I have a pet snake! It's not venomous, though.
I remember seeing a vid about that guy (or maybe one similiar) about a year and a half ago. The one that the video was on has been bitten by Cottonmouths and by Copperheads and survived without getting anti-venom. Hm.
In response to InjunWil, Yes, we have freedom to practice our religion, but there are some things that are just... wrong. Like the diabetic girl who's parents refused to get her medical treatment because they believed in the "power of prayer".
God made us smart so that we could develop medicine and medical procedures. God was probably chillin' up on his cloud (or whatever) and thinking, "Good grief! I gave you the doctors, what more do you want?!"
So yes, I'm all for free practice of religion, but not really FREE practice. If you get what I'm trying to say.
I also think it's funny that you can't have venomous snakes in many states but a lot of states will let you have pet lions. I want one!Oh, yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it you can either run from it... or, learn from it!
07-14-2008, 10:24 AM #8
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07-14-2008, 10:31 AM #9
Snakes are a problem here...Especially pythons when they get to big people dump them in the everglades...They fight w/ alligators for territory and food...LOL...CityCopDC you're a trip, if you're ever if Florida visit the Miami Dade venom unit...lol
07-14-2008, 11:11 AM #10
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When I was in college there was an off-campus house a few of the guys lived in and one of them had a boa constrictor in a terrarium. That thing would try to swallow your face. Although not poisonous, he could inflict a nasty bite.
One day he got out and went down the heating ducts and wrapped himself around the burner in the furnace.
A few days later we had a truly great party, the "Bake A Snake Wake". The guy that had the snake was in the glee club, and he borrowed the club's "tails" tuxes for his housemates so they could act like ushers. He called all the funeral homes and asked for leftover flowers for a glee club function, and the funeral homes delivered spectacularly.
The guys cleaned the whole house from stem to stern, placed a funereal guest registry book on a little lectern with the little desk lamp arching over it, and put the floral displays all over the house with smartypants sympathy cards on them.
They built a coffin about six feet long with the classic pine box coffin shape, only it flared from about four inches to about a fot the "shoulders" and tapered to about three inches at the "feet". There wasn't really anything in the coffin. "Beau" was ashes.
We interrupted the music for about 3 minutes while I delivered the eulogy, while wearing a black shirt and Roman "priest-type" collar.
Over a hundred people showed up for the party, and it rocked. Thanks Beau.
07-14-2008, 12:07 PM #11
Another segment of the show had some snake dudes set up an infared camera very low to the ground in someones back yard, that would snap pictures of anything caught in the beam. Well a day later they look at the film and this huge and very long albino python was just CHILLIN, slithering through someones backyard! And to top it all off. One of the guys from that venom unit decided to "give" a demonstration on how to capture a live snake. Well, he grabbed the snake a little to low, allowing the python to spin its head around and sink every tooth in its mouth into that dudes hand. The scream he let out was sheer pain. The more he pulled, the more the teeth ripped into his hand.
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07-14-2008, 12:08 PM #12
07-14-2008, 12:30 PM #13
But CityCopDC the pic are that of Melysa Ford in a bikini...(I'm playing they're not)...I'm like you, I'm scared of snakes...I hate it when I have to cut the grass, and I have to lift up a rocks b/c that's where the hide...I once lifed up a rock and there were 2 snakes (black w/ a yellow stripe) ...Dude I was GONE!!!!....When I came back I pushed the lawn mower toward the rock, and the area where the snakes were...I find it funny when the tv guys get hurt when they pic up snakes (or any other wild life) and they get bitten/hurt...
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07-14-2008, 12:46 PM #14
as long as more and more people think exotic animals are "pets" and care safe for their homes, we are going to see more and more problems. (not just snakes)
Fact is, the preachers that use snakes are snake oil salesman them selves. Nowhere in the bible does it show Jesus playing with snakes or any other animals.
He got what he deserved. arrested.‘Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.’