But that ended, at least for now, when Tennessee confiscated the poisonous snakes Pastor Jamie Coots was transporting across the state, according to an Associated Press story by Brett Barrouquere and Travis Loller.
|Pastor Jamie Coots in action, in church,|
with a rattlesnake.
Coots bought the snakes in Alabama, and was trying to get to Kentucky with them. He had to pass through Tennessee to get to Kentucky, and he thought it was legal to transport the snakes across Tennessee as long as he did it within 24 hours or less.
Not so, say Tennessee officials.
Coots says he uses the snakes in his church services, which is why I say his house of worship has got to be a very exciting place.
According to the Associated Press article: