Religious, Reality, Animals
Jamie Coots and Andrew Hamblin are clinging to their religious beliefs as if they were trying to tame venomous snakes with their bare hands. Actually, they're doing that too. Coots and Hamblin are Pentecostal ministers who lead congregations in the 100-year-old ritual of snake handling. "Snake Salvation" provides a window on this nontraditional creed, which bases the practice on pieces of verses from the gospels of Mark and Luke. Each episode follows Coots -- who lost half a finger to a rattlesnake bite -- and Hamblin as they fight to maintain their struggling churches and overcome one of their biggest obstacles: finding and sustaining a collection of venomous snakes to use in their services.