Pastor Mack Wolford, the son of a snake-handling pastor who died from a rattler bite, lived by faith and died on Sunday, like his father before him, from a serpent bite. Julia Duin has the riveting story of belief in miracles that defies mere rational understanding. Wolford, 44, “a flamboyant Pentecostal pastor from West Virginia,” refused treatment for snake bites and, like his father before him, died within hours of a Sunday afternoon service in an isolated park.
Guess they didn’t have sufficient faith then… Crazy Pentebabbleists.
[Yes, I feel badly for their family. Yes, it’s tragic. But it’s lunacy. And the long ending of Mark isn’t even authentic!]
- ‘Serpent Pastor’ Dies of Snake Bite (newser.com)
- Snake-handling pastor dies from bite (upi.com)
- Serpent-handling pastor dies from rattlesnake bite (bangordailynews.com)