Snake-handling Ky. pastor dies from snake bite

Feb 16, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Myrtle Beach Online

According to a news release from the Middlesboro Police Department, someone called first responders at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday regarding a snake-bite victim at a church.

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Kentucky Preacher Man

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I will play with copperheads and timber rattlers all I want to. It's my constitutional right.
OUCH!!!!!!
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Feb 18, 2014
 
Kentucky Preacher Man wrote:
I will play with copperheads and timber rattlers all I want to. It's my constitutional right.
OUCH!!!!!!
. Me too
Lucy Furr

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Kentucky Preacher Man wrote:
I will play with copperheads and timber rattlers all I want to. It's my constitutional right.
OUCH!!!!!!
Maybe you can enlighten me. Please show me where the United States Constitution gives you a right to anything, including playing with snakes.

From a purely philosophical viewpoint, I'm cheering for the snake.
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Feb 18, 2014
 
Lucy Furr wrote:
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Maybe you can enlighten me. Please show me where the United States Constitution gives you a right to anything, including playing with snakes.
From a purely philosophical viewpoint, I'm cheering for the snake.
The US Constitution incorporates all amendments, which give US citizens many many rights such as freedom to practice religion, bear arms, freedom of speech and many more. I personally think this type of "religion" is nuts, but people have a right to do it unless STATE law forbids it, which Tennessee does. Thats why he was in KY.
Lucy Furr

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I beg to differ. The Constitution does not give anyone the right to do or not to do anything. The First Amendment reads as follows:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

What the First Amendment actually does is it prohibits the government from passing laws establishing a religion or prohibiting the exercise of one.

If you think snake handling is OK, try practicing a religion based on human sacrifice.

The Constitution, like that bible you keep thumping, does not say what so many of you claim it says.

You don't have a religion, you have a psychosis.
Slim

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Lucy Furr wrote:
I beg to differ. The Constitution does not give anyone the right to do or not to do anything. The First Amendment reads as follows:
Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
What the First Amendment actually does is it prohibits the government from passing laws establishing a religion or prohibiting the exercise of one.
If you think snake handling is OK, try practicing a religion based on human sacrifice.
The Constitution, like that bible you keep thumping, does not say what so many of you claim it says.
You don't have a religion, you have a psychosis.
You can differ all you want. The Amendments give us our freedoms under the constitution. Learn to read for comprehension dipsh1t, I said I thought it was nuts and not ok. Damn, if I didn't know better I'd think YOU were from Kentucky..
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http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/first_amendmen...

Here, TRY real hard to understand. RIGHTS and FREEDOM.
Lucy Furr

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Wow!!! That's the fastest I have ever had a comment removed!!! Maybe I hit too close to home for Mr. Moderator. Maybe this toned-down version will fly...

TRY really hard to understand the first two sentences of your referenced article. The Constitution does not create any rights; it merely attempts to curtail Congress's,(later expanded to include all federal branches) power to establish a national religion or to give one religion preference over another. The government is supposed to be for all the people. Churches are for denominations. The further the two are kept apart, the better.

The founding fathers were deists, not theists. Their concept of freedom was to be able to do as they pleased AS LONG AS THEIR ACTS DID NOT INFRINGE ON THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS. The Libertarians have it right when they say your right to swing your fist stops at the end of my nose. Maybe Congress does not have the power to prohibit a specific religion, but they do have the power to pass laws to prevent morons from harming others. That's probably why you don't see many cults practicing human sacrifice any more. If Ol' Bubba gets killed by a snakebite, the taxpayers are going to be harmed by having to pay for raising little Bubba and Bubbette (if they aren't already having to do so).

With that in mind, how would you feel about having to praise Allah to register to vote? What if you had to chant a mantra to register your vehicles? How would you feel about having to read the 10 commandments to pay your property taxes.

How are you impacted if the state allows gay couples to form civil unions? I fully support my neighbors right to have guns as long as he respects my right not to have his bullets entering my property.

What the majority of you seem to be missing is the concept that having rights includes having responsibilities. Governments, and religions, are supposed to help people live together. How did we ever get so far away from that principle?

I have lived in KY. I never encountered the insane fundamentalist extremism that is so rampant here. So, d1psht, maybe you need to learn to read for comprehension.
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Lucy Furr wrote:
Wow!!! That's the fastest I have ever had a comment removed!!! Maybe I hit too close to home for Mr. Moderator. Maybe this toned-down version will fly...
TRY really hard to understand the first two sentences of your referenced article. The Constitution does not create any rights; it merely attempts to curtail Congress's,(later expanded to include all federal branches) power to establish a national religion or to give one religion preference over another. The government is supposed to be for all the people. Churches are for denominations. The further the two are kept apart, the better.
The founding fathers were deists, not theists. Their concept of freedom was to be able to do as they pleased AS LONG AS THEIR ACTS DID NOT INFRINGE ON THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS. The Libertarians have it right when they say your right to swing your fist stops at the end of my nose. Maybe Congress does not have the power to prohibit a specific religion, but they do have the power to pass laws to prevent morons from harming others. That's probably why you don't see many cults practicing human sacrifice any more. If Ol' Bubba gets killed by a snakebite, the taxpayers are going to be harmed by having to pay for raising little Bubba and Bubbette (if they aren't already having to do so).
With that in mind, how would you feel about having to praise Allah to register to vote? What if you had to chant a mantra to register your vehicles? How would you feel about having to read the 10 commandments to pay your property taxes.
How are you impacted if the state allows gay couples to form civil unions? I fully support my neighbors right to have guns as long as he respects my right not to have his bullets entering my property.
What the majority of you seem to be missing is the concept that having rights includes having responsibilities. Governments, and religions, are supposed to help people live together. How did we ever get so far away from that principle?
I have lived in KY. I never encountered the insane fundamentalist extremism that is so rampant here. So, d1psht, maybe you need to learn to read for comprehension.
Mentally it sounds like you never left the backwoods. BTW, you're dead wrong. You need to study the Bill of Rights more closely before making ridiculous statements.
Kentucky Preacher Man

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Lucy Furr wrote:
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Maybe you can enlighten me. Please show me where the United States Constitution gives you a right to anything, including playing with snakes.
From a purely philosophical viewpoint, I'm cheering for the snake.
You're just a typical Tennessee mountain woman, I'd say. The only way to git you to shut your pie hole is to shove a pie in the hole.
Now you listen here, Mighty Mouth. I can play with snakes all I want to. It's my right. That there first amendment says "free exercise" and it ain't talking about the Rush Fitness Center.
I've got a cottonmouth water moccasin wrapped around my hand right now woman..If you don't like it then you can just ..... OUCH!!!
Lucy Furr

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Kentucky Preacher Man wrote:
<quoted text> You're just a typical Tennessee mountain woman, I'd say. The only way to git you to shut your pie hole is to shove a pie in the hole.
Now you listen here, Mighty Mouth. I can play with snakes all I want to. It's my right. That there first amendment says "free exercise" and it ain't talking about the Rush Fitness Center.
I've got a cottonmouth water moccasin wrapped around my hand right now woman..If you don't like it then you can just ..... OUCH!!!
You, sir, are obviously a fraud and an imposter.

No preacher I have ever encountered could have produced that clever bit of sarcasm and wit.
Kentucky Preacher Man

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Lucy Furr wrote:
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You, sir, are obviously a fraud and an imposter.
No preacher I have ever encountered could have produced that clever bit of sarcasm and wit.
On your fourth post you figured out it was sarcasm?
Go read post #1 again, and get red in the face.
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Kentucky Preacher Man wrote:
<quoted text>On your fourth post you figured out it was sarcasm?
Go read post #1 again, and get red in the face.
I see your ip is Knoxville again, Shane. Be sure and change it back to NC or SC when you post in Ky. You forgot last time, you know. People laughed. It was a debacle.
Sir Bit A Lot

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I like BIG SNAKES and I cannot lie...
Kentucky Preacher Man

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TrollHunter wrote:
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This guy here who started this thread is a PERVERT from KY all right, but he lives there in TN.
He posted this same shit on the Middlesboro KY forum, harassing the family of the snake handling man who died, posting as his "ghost" to torment them, making homosexual invitations toward the man's sons, & other posters, asking about their "balls & penises."
He stated...and I quote: "child sodomy & cancer are "hilarious,"
and once his identity got revealed, he started back pedaling, pretending he was a "heavily medicate 15 year old child" and today is claiming to be a little girl threatening to "skull*ck" people til they "lose consciousness."
He is obviously a demented pervert.
Sorry dude. I never post on Kentucky forums.
If you think you can identify people by their IP location, you don't know Topix very well. My IP is liable to change every time I get on here.
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Kentucky Preacher Man wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry dude. I never post on Kentucky forums.
If you think you can identify people by their IP location, you don't know Topix very well. My IP is liable to change every time I get on here.
Sure, "dude."
You made almost the exact same posts in KY.
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busted wrote:
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Sure, "dude."
You made almost the exact same posts in KY.
You're a great fiction writer.
Now provide a link to the page where I supposedly did this.
I'd love to read this.
Right

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He thinks you and I are the same person.
Nice try, pest. Another conversation with yourself. Obsess much?
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Kentucky Preacher Man wrote:
<quoted text>You're a great fiction writer.
Now provide a link to the page where I supposedly did this.
I'd love to read this.
Why do you need to see links to posts YOU'VE made?
I'll oblige though. I'm bored enough.
Here's one. Too many to list.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/middlesboro-k...
Kentucky Preacher Man

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Right wrote:
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Why do you need to see links to posts YOU'VE made?
I'll oblige though. I'm bored enough.
Here's one. Too many to list.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/middlesboro-k...
You gave a link to page 10, on a Middlesboro blog. There was NOTHING like what you described on there.
You're just a mindless troll, who travels all around the country via Topix.
Go talk to somebody in Honolulu.

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