Saturday, June 02, 2012

Pastor Wolford nominated for Darwin Award

Yep! A snake handling pastor died from a snakebite during a church service. Pastor Mark Wolford was handling his rattlesnake when it bit him.
"I am looking for a great time this Sunday," Wolford wrote May 22, according to the Washington Post. "It is going to be a homecoming like the old days. Good 'ole raised in the holler or mountain ridge running, Holy Ghost-filled speaking-in-tongues sign believers."
Robin Vanover, Wolford's sister, told the Washington Post that 30 minutes into the outdoor service, Wolford passed around a poisonous timber rattlesnake, which eventually bit him.
Read more: 'Serpent-Handling' West Virginia Pastor Dies From Snake Bite
He died like his father before him; in an utterly senseless attempt to prove his faith to an uncaring and nonexistent God.
I’ll leave bit of idiocy this here…
"He lived 101/2 hours," Wolford told the Washington Post Magazine. "When he got bit, he said he wanted to die in the church. Three hours after he was bitten, his kidneys shut down. After a while, your heart stops. I hated to see him go, but he died for what he believed in