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"I have other sheep that are not of this
fold.  I must bring them in also."  
John 10:16
"I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold.  I must bring them also."  
John 10:16 NRSV
Other Sheep Websites
CLICK HERE for a financial report of
expenditures made and gifts
received to date for the Kenya
Project 2007.
    Spring 2007
"I have other sheep that are not of this
fold.  I must bring them in also."  
John 10:16
Davis Mac-Iyalla

JUNE 19, 2007

  • Davis Mac-Iyalla, Anglican Gay Nigerian Leader shared his story at the
    Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles, New York, NY, June 19, 2007
  • Excellent article by Matthew Streib on the LGBT Christian work in Nigeria
  • See pictures of Bishop Gene Robinson with Davis.  Robinson gave a
    sermon at the June 19, 2007, meeting at the Church of the Holy Apostles
  • Links to Gene Robinson's sermon and Mac-Iyall's address

           For the web page containing the above information
           and links, CLICK HERE
The Inspirited,  a publication of the Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists,
in its Vol 11 No. 3, Spring, 2007, issue, published an article by Steve Parelli
"My Debt of Gratitude to a Welcoming Church and Queer
in which Pastor Jerri E. Williams is portrayed as a pastor who
encourages gets.   
CLICK HERE for the news publication.  The article is on the
bottom of the first page.
Rev. Dr. Jerri
E. Williams
Slide Presentation
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April 27, 2007
--An Introduction and Five Parts--
The Bible and Homosexuality:
A Power Point Presentation
Created by Steve Parelli, Executive
Director, Other Sheep
The abduction
of Ganymede
Summer Report 2007
  • News already Made: Tom Hanks' May Speaking Tour to Brazil  PAGE 1
  • News In the Making: Steve and Jose's Summer Project 07 in Africa  PAGE 4
  • Personal Testimony: Evangelical Baptist Pastor of Argentina writes One Year later
    about his "Coming Out"  PAGE 1
  • Quote of the Month: "Send the Books" -Davis Mac-Iylla  PAGE 3
  • Inspirational: Manhattan law firm; a hymn; & Kenya, Africa  PAGE 3
  • Featured Photo:  NYC Pride Parade Family Picture PAGE 2
The Gay & Lesbian Review
July-August 2007
This issue of The Gay & Lesbian Review
carries an article by Stephen Parelli entitled
Why Ex-Gay Therapy Doesn't Work:  
Postmortem on a Baptist pastor's sincere
attempt to change
  • This article is an abridgment of the paper Steve and Jose gave as a seminar in three countries in
    South American (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) in July and August of 2006.  
  • The paper, unlike the article published in The Gay & Lesbian Review, is extensively footnoted with
    quotes from recognized and acclaimed "ex-gay" authors.  
  • Go to the paper in English.  Go to the paper in Spanish.  
  • Go to pictures and story of the seminar in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Bible and Homosexuality:  A Power Point Presentation

    JULY 8 - August 24, 2007  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS


Steve Parelli and Jose Ortiz's July-August 2007 Kenya Project:
  • PFLAG comes to Nairobi, Kenya
  • I felt how the Apostle Paul must have felt
  • Nairobi radio listener says he felt so sinful, until today
  • A meeting with an Anglican Priest by divine appointment
  • Other Sheep East Africa (OSEA) board formed in Nairobi, Kenya
  • The eight member OSEA board
  • Two OSEA board members suffer persecution
  • Africa calls for your help:  'Send the books!'
  • Gay groups and Methodist churches in Buenos Aires open doors to the author of The Man
    Jesus Loved

Announcement:  An essay by Steve Parelli published in the July-August 2007 issue
The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide
A major writings added to website:

a scholarly study on biblical sexuality
by James E. Miller

October 31, 2007
Thomas D. Hanks
presents a paper at the AARSBL 2007 Annual Meeting
(American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature)
San Diego, California; the paper was presented on November 17, 2007

Topic of paper: "Robert Jewett (2006) and Robert Gagnon (2001)
on Romans 1:16 - 2:16"

CLICK HERE for the paper in full

for discusion on the paper, contact Tom in Buenos Aires by email after
Dec. 1, 2007; email:
Rev. Dr. Tom Hanks,
Theologian / Director of Mission.
Buenos Aires, 2006
For additional writings of
Tom Hanks
Other Sheep 2008 Winter Report (January-March, 2008)

In this issue:


    Also:     -Tom Hanks delivers paper at SBL conference, San Diego 2007
    -New writings by Jim Miller and Gerard Cleator
    -Steve and Jose's itinerary

Other Sheep Executive Director, Steve Parelli, visits Costa Rica
April 19 - May 5, 2008  
Jose joins Steve for the first week.
New York State's Pride in the Pulpit:
(Posted here June 27, 2008)
  • Steve serves on the Pride in the Pulpit Committee (when he's not travelling).
  • Pride in the Pulpit is a program of the Empire State Pride Agenda, New York’s statewide Lesbian,
    Gay, Bisexual and Transgender civil rights and advocacy organization. For more information visit
  • Our New York state voices are needed.  Albany legislators need to know that there is a religious
    voice other than the voice of the religious right and that Albany needs to represent ALL the
    people, not just the conservative religious right.   Chick here to sign the Pride in the Pulpit Three
    Issue Sign Up.
USA LGBT civil rights News Items________________________________________________________________________
Jose Ortiz and Steve Parelli's 2008 ministry (July 4-August 5) in
Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.  

Our 2009 Asia Trip  (June 26 - August 30, 2009)
    Steve and Jose
    in Thailand
Tell Rick Warren, John Stott and Douglas Carew to tell the Association of Evangelicals in
Africa (AEA) to Denounce the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009.  
October 12, 2009
The AEA, with the endorsement of Warren, Stott and Carew, published a feature article on "Homosexuality" in the Africa Bible
Commentary (2006) that in word and in spirit can be taken as an endorsement of this Anti-Homosexuality Bill of Uganda.  AEA must
clarify that its publication (in partnership with Zondervan Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) does not in any way indicate
agreement with what is happening in the Parliament of Uganda at this time.
Other Sheep and Blue Diamond Society and Jesus MCC of Indianapolis,
Indiana, Announce the Translation and Distribution of the book
The Children
Are Free
in Nepali for Nepal.
- Archived Annuoncements -  
Archived announcements originally posted on Other Sheep home page

Travels, Meetings and Events
Summer-Fall 2009

  • Chiang Mai, July 10 - July 29, 2009
  • Bangkok, Mae Sot, August 23 - 29, 2009

    See our BLOG for commentaries on our
    different experiences throughout the trip.

September 3-7, 2009  Reconciling Ministries Network
Convocation, Estes Park, Colorado

September 27, 2009.  Steve preaches at Memorial
UMC, White Plains, Westchester, NY.  
View the
manuscript and hear the sermon on podcast.
    Other Sheep's first trip to Asia
    - Summer 2009