Leading Off (4/10/12)

Yu Darvish Wins First Start. From the Seattle Times: “[T]he Mariners had Yu Darvish on the ropes in the very first inning like Ivan Drago about to move in for the kill on Apollo Creed. Darvish had thrown 38 pitches to get just one out, had the bases loaded behind him and four runs already in. And what do the Mariners do? Go up hacking away and let Darvish off the hook five pitches later.” That first inning for Darvish looked horrible, but then he settled down. And the Rangers put up 11 runs to the Mariners’ 5.

Ed Young Brings a Live Lion to Church. You remember Ed Young. He’s the pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, the guy who made headlines when he encouraged married couples to have sex every day for a week. He’s doing it again. Well, he’s not doing it. I mean that he’s making headlines again. This time it’s for bringing a live lamb and lion onstage for a sermon. The Fellow Church website used this caption for a photo of Young: “Pastor Ed bringing the message of Easter. Jesus is a lion-like lamb and a lamb-like lion!” I prefer to think of Jesus as being more of a scorpion-like giraffe!

Dallas To Consider Permanent Watering Restrictions. Our reservoirs are full, but Dallas city leaders are set to make permanent those twice-a-week watering restrictions. Only one way to fight back: start flushing more.


  • Bobby Ewing

    And here I thought Jesus was a Man of a Muppet and a Muppet of a Man?

  • FabFranTX

    As a member of Fellowship Church I am extremely blessed to be part of such a dynamic and creative church that is driven to bring the message of Christ to the world. I hope those criticizing Pastor Ed will open their hearts to hear the message. I invite those who have only heard about Fellowship Church through the media to check out any of our campuses this weekend and see for yourselves the true heart, joy and love of Christ.

  • Daniel


    We’re not criticizing, we’re making fun. We reserve most of our criticism for the effeminate dude at First Baptist.

  • LisaS

    Using a 4 day old lamb is horrible. Taunting a caged lion is horrible. Animal abuse is a message I would just as soon not hear.

  • Really?

    Seems this “church” has lots its way, when a circus show is more important than the Easter message.