2007; Gay and Christian and African; Other Sheep Contact Persons in Africa
Kamau (Auntie Ivy) helps Ugandan towards Asylum; Your financial gift will help Ugandan with living
expenses; Mail your donation to Other Sheep
Turaki's anti-gay hate-speech in the featured article on homosexuality in the Africa Bible
Commentary which commentary Warren has fully endorsed (12/10/2009)
In an Other Sheep eNews dated October 19, 2009, Other Sheep called upon its readers to write Rick
Warren, John Stott and Douglas Carew and the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) to denounce
the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of Uganda citing their endorsement of the Africa Bible Commentary with its
anti-gay hate-speech in a featured article entitled "Homosexuality" by Nigerian evangelical scholar Yusufu
Turaki as reason for their need to speak out.
Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (Kenya) and John R. W. Stott (England) to join Warren in
his denouncement of the Ugandan bill and to further more denounce the anti-gay hate-speech in the
Africa Bible Commentary (see article in right column of this Other Sheep December 10, 2009, eNews).
Orientation; Part III: Society and Culture: Thailand and Uganda; Part IV, Tolerance.
this way just as others are heterosexual because they are. I wish there was time to let that sink in and to
advocate better tolerances for gay and lesbian kids struggling with their steps out. But things are getting
bad faster than we expected. The Christian right is wrong, but they are powerful and ruthless, and they
are spreading into the places in the world where minority rights aren't a deep-rooted tradition."
associaiton with Turaki's anti-gay hate-speech, How Christian is President Museveni of Uganda?
discussion by Kenyans." The article cites several comments that Kimindu made during the interview.
The Daily Nation article is reproduced in full.
Nation website against gays, Rev. Kimindu and his call for discussion on gay rights; and How the
evangelical Africa Bible Commentary evidences and endorses the deep seated African faith-based anti-
gay hate-speech. Also in Parelli's article: Mark A. Noll, in his new book The New Shape of World
Christianity, says Ugandan President Museveni was "deeply touched" by the historic East African Revival,
and that "his wife, Janet, remains identified with evangelical causes." The article, in part, discusses the
question: Does President Museveni and his wife's Christian beliefs justify, for him, his criminal hate-acts
Biblical Literature 2009 Annual Meeting
Panel respondant reports churches in South Africa "are hungry" to know what the Bible realy says about
Rochester, NY, Episcopal Diocese; Exodus International; . . . and Kay and Rick Warren on Martin Ssempa.
In the middle of the night - the wee hours of Thursday, October 15 - I couldn't sleep. I silently slipped
away from the bedroom so as not to disturb Jose, my wedded life partner. Checking my inbox, I found an
alarming email from a friend in Uganda. Attached to the email was an article, dated October 14, from
"The New Vision, Uganda's Leading Website." My Ugandan friend had just sent it. I immediately created
an eNews and sent it out to over 2,500 email addresses. The Other Sheep eNews headlines read
"Homosexuals face death penalty in Uganda according to news article."
pulpit that Other Sheep had broken the Ugandan bill news to the world.
Sheep. This past summer, Jose and I met Felix while traveling in Southeast Asia where he lives and
works. We welcome his articles Enjoy.
Homosexuality Bill of 2009 with an essay on sexual orientation in Africa. He calls upon the church in
Africa to consider the hate and oppresion that comes to sexual minorities by the hand of the church.
Outline: The Need; My Personal Understanding of Sexual Orientation; How I View the Interplay of Faith
and Sexual Ortinetation; Once the Greater Light Comes, There is Always a Change of Heart; The Need
For, and A Call to, Education; What Africa Could Learn from the West; Jesus' Affirmation of Zaccaeus;
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin; The Dilemma of Homosexuals in Africa; What is the Way Forward? A
Coalition Thanks Other Sheep). Other Sheep is grateful for his work as Chairperson of Other Sheep
Uganda. He writes, "We pledge that we will not give up till justice is achieved in this world."
Thanks Other Sheep
(England), Douglas Carew (Kenya) and the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) to accountability for
their part in inducing inhumane and hateful attitudes of Africans towards homosexual Africans.
Calls on Rick Warren to Denounce Proposed Antigay Law in Uganda. Other Sheep is gratified in learning
that PRA, with their eNews of October 28, is acting with the same concern Other Sheep expressed in its
eNews of October 19 in which Other Sheep called upon evangelicals Rick Warren, John Stott, Douglas
Carew and the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) to accountability for their active part in inducing
inhumane and hateful attitudes of Africans towards homosexual Africans.
Director of Other Sheep, a multicultural ecumenical Christian ministry working worldwide for the full
inclusion of LGBT people of faith within their respective faith traditions.
Society; Nepal Protection Desk; Mitini Nepal; MPlus of Thailand; Ken Dobson of Thailand; Myanmar Gay
Education; Baptist Christians of Myanmar; Free Community Church of Singapore; Friday.com; "Ex-gay"
myth; Pride in the Pulpit of Empire State Pride Agenda; Equality March 2009; Same Sex Marriage; LGBT
Human Rights; Organizations: Addressing the Religious Right; Obama's Report Card
Rights and Constitutional Law; Other Sheep on YouTUBE shows how evangelicals are responsible, in
part, for anti-homosexual sentiment in Africa
Stott), is hate speech towards homosexuals.
An open letter from John Doner, Latin America Coordinator for Other Sheep
Denounce the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009
Evangelicals in Africa (AEA); Sample Letter to Rick Warren, John Stott and Douglas Carew; Contact
information for Warren, Stott and Carew; ILGHRC's Sample Letter to members of the Parliament of
Uganda with contact information; A copy of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009; Changing Attitude
writes letters to Anglican bishops; Rev Kimindu Meets New Archbishop. Source: Changing Attitude Blog;
Other Sheep Kenya Holds Seminar in Nairobi. Source: RMN Blog; Henry Mayor describes his encounters
in Kenya with Michael Kimindu and Anna Booth. Source: Changing Attitude; An email from an Associate
Member of the AEA
Some in the church need to arise and say to the church, "Wait! The Bible is not at all that clear on the
topic of homosexuality. We have drawn our conclusions without doing our homework on the Biblical
passages and we have, therefore, judged our brother perhaps without cause." Some in parliament need
to arise and say to parliament, "Wait! We are in danger of marking our laws on the basis of religious
teaching rather than civil rights for all. Do we enact laws that copy ecclesiastical codes, or do we enact
laws that protect the equality and justice of all?" -Rev. Steve Parelli
parliament, by how it acts, might as well be the church." -Rev. Steve Parelli
about; We've destroyed our own families; "Living-by-the-Bible" for profit; What a calling! Ever learning, ever
living; Jesus for the oppressed LGBT person
Kimindu: The church will not help; Zondervan Africa Bible Commentary article on homosexuality
president of the United Nations General Assembly, Ali Abdussalam Treki, we commend an excellent
essay entitled "Sexuality, Diversity, and Ethics in the Agenda of Progressive Muslims" by Scott Siraj al-
Homosexuality; Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong; Links to Nepal, Thailand, Singapore and
Malaysia: Our 2009 Other Sheep Trip; Also, RMN Convocation; Response to UN General Assembly
UN General Assembly President intolerant of religious freedom & universal human rights
Convocation; Otras Ovejas Recalled; Makokhas Named Finalists for Award; $350 (USA) Needed to Keep
Makokha Children in School
Argentina; Asian Internet news service interviews Steve Parelli on "ex-gay" movement; Quotes from "ex-
gay" authors which show that "change" does not mean "change";So, how many students are gay in your
Singapore Christian day school?
One Gospel, One Church.
personal July 8 meeting with Other Sheep. Blog links: Seeds Sown At Kathmandu Pastors' Seminar;
Interaction with Nepali Pastor on Sodomite Passages;Mexican Humanitarian Woman Helps LGBT
people in Nepal
shown due to technical difficulties) and other materials, a resource web page has been created for
Nepali pastors. All Other Sheep materials can be reproduced and distributed with the condition that
these materials are not sold for a profit; Other Sheep should be credited as the source.
May - June 2009
from Steve and Jose's Blog.
to view the pictorial report Steve has prepared on his Other Sheep personal website - the Other Sheep -
Executive Director site," Gordon I. Herzog, Co-chairperson, Other Sheep Board, St Louis, MO
York; How to Contact your NY State Senator for Marriage Equality; Empire State Pride Agenda
Write the Red Pepper editor; Support the Daily Monitor: Email Bernard Tabaire, Kampala Daily Monitor
opinion writer and tell him you support his comments:
Uganda's gays in desperate situation
January conviction of nine gay men
Stephen Parelli, Executive Director of Other Sheep
news...; May 15-17 Conference on the Qur'an at The Riverside Church
Linked articles related to our lead story: Fr. Musaala defended; Top Catholic priests meet over Musaala
gay allegations; Fr. Musaala accusation an attack on Catholic youth; Uganda "ex-gays" organizational
meeting of March 15, 2009; Exodus ("ex-gay" evangelicals) Maintain Month-Long Silence Amid Ugandan
Gov't Calls for LGBT Arrests; Aftermath of the Uganda conference on homosexuality - a college
psychology professor's observations
Comments; "Ex-gay" Rhetoric Comes to Uganda
CALL FOR PAPERS: Writing Queer Kenya
experienced by the Uganda queer community) in Kampala, Uganda. Also, resources for addressing the
"ex-gay" evangelical movement. Just in: links announcing the March 11 Public Hearing of Nigerian Bill
Sheep in Southeast Asia this July-August 2009 - HELP US NETWORK!; GAA & Other Sheep Nairobi
Meeting - FEATURE ARTICLE; Professor Marcella Althaus-Reid Remembered - IN MEMORY OF.
member and OS reader express support for Rev. Makokha; Rev. Gasana hopeful to deliver inclusive
message at Rwanda workshop; Sexual Violence against South African lesbians; Uganda: Religious Anti-
Gay Conference to be held in Uganda; Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues; Utah (USA) Lawmaker
makes anti-gay statements; UMC in the USA to discuss human sexuality
Sheep; Promoting homosexuality?; Educating Kenya; Long standing controversies; Rev. Christie's first
accusation; Rev. Christie's contradictory remarks; Rev. Christie's second accusation; Were charges ever
made?; Character assassination; Rev.Christie's motive?; Housing fund withheld; Nairobi Evangelical
Graduate School of Theology; Heretic? Apostate?; Do any clergy dialogue with you?; Have you "split the
church in two?" ; Is dialogue possible among Kenyan UMC clergy?; Letters expressing concern should
be written to . . .; Africa focus should be on poverty, HIV-AIDS, etc.
A review on the article "Sexuality" in Global Dictionary of Theology by Kati Griess
Same-Sex Couple; Nigeria House of Reps Vote Against Gay Marriage; Readers Respond to
'Homosexuality' Article in Africa Bible Commentary; MCC Urges Nigeria to Overturn Bill; Icebreakers
Uganda to make LGBT Film; Episcopal Diocese Warms to Gay Unions;
Interesting Stats: Today there will be 28,000 new Christians in Africa. Asia will see 24,000 new
Christians and there will be 18,000 new Christians in Latin America. What will they be taught about
the worldwide ILGA conference in Vienna ; Rev. Kimindu of Kenya and Steve Parelli of New York give talks
in England at MCC and Changing Attitude meetings; The Peoples' Bible, newly released, is gay-friendly; A
critical look at the evangelical Africa Bible Commentary's article on homosexuality; Albert Barnes' (1798-
1870) statement on the church and slavery makes an appropriate commentary on Proposition 8
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