Says here that a serpent-handling pastor died from a bite by his serpent, and what's more, that's how his father died. I wonder if the pastor has had children, and will any of them die from snake venom? Is this a Darwin's Law thing?
Inquiring minds need to know this stuff.
Such is the danger of taking a Holy book literally. When I read the Bible (admittedly, not often, and almost always in the Old Testament), I look for the message, not for particular words which might be interpreted to excuse otherwise irrational behaviors (like handling venomous snakes).