Gay Sex versus Bestiality

The supporters of gay pseudo-marriage cannot explain why they believe that gay sex is moral and good, but bestiality is immoral and bad. And the reason that they can’t explain that difference is that they have no firm basis for their moral beliefs.

If Whoopi, Oprah, and Matt Lauer started an aggressive campaign promoting bestiality – complete with testimonials from real animal “lovers” – sooner or later, the gay “marriage” supporters would be convinced that bestiality is a good thing; as long as it makes both the person and the animal happy.

We, Christians, however, will never change our minds regarding either gay sex or bestiality – because our moral beliefs are based on the solid foundation of the undeniable, infallible, and never-changing Word of the One and Only Eternal God, which states:

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. You shall not have sexual relations with any animal and defile yourself with it, nor shall any woman give herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it: it is perversion.” (Leviticus 18:22-23)

If a person is born with a strong sexual attraction and desire for chimpanzees – which he cannot change – is it moral and good for him to have sex with willing chimpanzees; as long as it makes both him and the chimp happy? The Word of God says, “No!” What do the supporters of gay pseudo-marriage say; and why?

There are Gay People in Heaven

I want gay people to go to heaven. And they can – and do!

But they¬†must to do it God’s way.

Admit the sin, accept Christ, & receive his power to turn away from the grave sin of gay sex. He will do it. He loves gay people and wants to spend eternity in heaven with them. But they MUST do it HIS way. He is the ONLY way.

Who else would die a gruesome death just to pay the penalty you owe for your sins, so you don’t have to? Only Jesus. And He had no penalty of His own to pay. He was COMPLETELY without sin. He NEVER sinned, and yet He loved gay people enough to go to the Cross and pay the penalty for their abominable sin – because He wants them in heaven. But they MUST do it HIS WAY. Admit the Sin, Accept Christ as Lord and Savior, and receive His power to live an amazingly joy-filled life – His power to turn from the sin.

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

Christians:

Gays and their liberal allies want to scare you into remaining silent about the sins of gay sex and gay marriage. Don’t let them do it!

They cannot harm you. You are on God’s side.

They know deep down that their sexual behavior is a grave sin. Otherwise, they wouldn’t get so angry and insulting when we show them the Word of God. It convicts them in their very souls.

Let us pray that conviction leads them to embrace Christ and turn from the sin of gay sex.

Richard Jarzynka, author of “Blessed with Bipolar”

Pedro’s .796 OPS Looks Pretty Good, But . . .

Pedro Alvarez is now hitting .243/.282/.514 — .796 OPS. But he has done little more than hit 3 home runs in the first 11 games of the season and the underlying indications are not good.

Alvarez’s K rate is 30.8%. He has walked in just 5.1% of his plate appearances. His Line Drive percentage is a paltry 4.2. And 70.8% of his batted balls have been grounders.

If You Don’t Like the Charlie Morton Contract . . .

To those who don’t like the 3-year, $21M contract that Charlie Morton signed prior to the 2014 season:

Matt Garza, prior to the 2014 season, signed a 4-year, $50M contract with the Brewers.

Last year, Morton pitched 157 innings with a 3.72 ERA and 3.78 xFIP. Garza pitched 163 innings with a 3.64 ERA and 3.88 xFIP.

Bucs Should Start Lambo Tonight

Tonight would be a good time to give Andrew Lambo a start.

Detroit’s starting pitcher, right-hander Shane Greene, has struck out 30.7% of right-handed batters in his brief career (86 IP). Starling Marte has K’d in 24.6% of his career PAs vs. right-handers. And 48% this year. The league average for RH vs. RH last year was 21.5%

Starling Marte and Plate Discipline

Regarding Starling Marte, free swinging, 7 Ks, and O BBs in his first 13 plate appearances of the 2015 season; and why it is a concern – already.

Plate discipline has been the major flaw in his performance as a hitter since the day he was first signed by the Pirates organization.

In his MLB career, his K/BB rate is 5.0.

In 206 plate appearances in the second half of last season, his K/BB dropped to 3.1 and he hit for a .975 OPS. In the 504 plate appearances prior to last year’s All-Star Game – dating back to the 2013 Sll-Star Game – Marte’s K/BB rate was 4.5 and he hit for just a .716 OPS in that time.

Again Marte’s career K/BB is 5.0. Since 1950, there have been 55 players, with more than 1,000 career plate appearances – than .794, including Marte. Here are the top 12 of those 55 and their OPS. It is not an illustrious group.

Wilin Rosario .794 OPS
Bo Jackson .784 OPS
Adam Jones .782 OPS
Starling Marte .782 OPS
Pedro Munoz .760 OPS
Brant Brown .746 OPS
Josh Harrison .741 OPS
Delmon Young .741
Tony Armas .740
Juan Francisco .736
Tyler Colvin .733
Todd Greene .730

If Marte has the 3.1 K/BB that he posted in 206 PAs of last year’s second half, he could be an All-Star. If he returns to the 4.5 K/BB of his previous 504 PAs, you’re looking at Pedro Munoz.

Therefore, when Marte starts the season with 7 Ks and no BBs in his first 13 PAs, after striking out 14 times and walking once in Spring Training, the question is asked, “Has Mr. Plate Discipline returned?

This is a particular concern because, contrary to popular perception, Marte is not a “kid.” He is 26. A long history of statistics show that age 26-27 is when most players are at their peak. Marte has struggled with plate discipline since he entered the Rookie Ball minor league level at at age 20. What are the odds that his 3.1 K/BB in the second half of last season was an aberration?

Great Move by Pirates to Extend Josh Harrison.

Even if Josh Harrison’s OPS regresses by 100 points this year, his excellent 3B defense (UZR/150 +13.9 runs; dRS/yr +23.0 runs) and above average baserunning (+3.5 runs in 2014) will still produce 3.9 Wins Above Replacement. On the free agent market, a consistent 3.9 WAR is worth nearly $19 million per year.

Josh Harrison Projection, Analysis, and Comparables