Writings by Cole Huffman


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They Shall Take Up Serpents

A famous line from a Monty Python comedy sketch announces, “And now for something completely different!” The book I just finished qualifies, although it isn’t a comedy: Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia by Dennis Covington.  Covington, a Birmingham journalist, covered the trial of a snake-handling preacher convicted of attempted murder of his wife. He forced her at gunpoint to put her hand in his box of rattlesnakes. She survived the... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jun 1
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