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The Lord is My Sssssshepherd

Dewey Hale, 40, of Enigma, Ga., took his rattlesnake to church. Members of the New River Free Holiness Church take the Bible literally, his cousin Martha said, so much so that they believe they should “take up serpents” as it says in the book of Mark. He took it up out of its box, and in return it bit him. “They feel he didn’t die because of the snake, but that he died because it was his time to go,” she said. (RC/AP) ...It’s a miracle: the snake knew what time it was.
Original Publication Date: 22 January 1995
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 1.
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