"What We Wish We Had Know --- a
Resource to Help End the Silence"
Our 2009 Other Sheep Asia Trip
Powerpoint Presentation on the Bible and
Homosexuality and other related topics
To the 2009 Pastors of the Christian Community of NEPAL:
The following resource materials were either distributed (the handouts), or promised to you via
the Internet (the Powerpoint on the Bible and Homosexuality) at the July 5, 2009, Other Sheep
seminar which was conducted in Lalitpur, Kathmandu. These links are listed here for your
convenience and for the purpose of sharing this web page with other Nepali pastors. In addition,
other key links to the writings of Rev. Dr. Thomas Hanks and James Miller are provided here.
HANDOUTS PROVIDED AT THE JULY 5, 2009, SEMINAR FOR PASTORS
- "Is There Really Such a thing As Ex-Gay?" in Nepali (Released in 2011)
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON THE BIBLE AND HOMOSEXUALITY
With introduction to Other Sheep
SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON OTHER SHEEP WEBSITE:
MAJOR WRITINGS BY REV. DR. THOMAS HANKS and JAMES MILLER
THE BLUE BOOK: AN ONLINE RESOURCE COVERING GENERAL QUESTIONS ON
- The Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, New York, is a More Light Church and a
member of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, welcoming people of all sexual
orientations. We seek to end the ignorance, silence and fear regarding this issue. Our
mission is to educate our members and the larger community through information and
"What We Wish We Had Known"
Because of the fear and loneliness around the subject of sexual orientation, our
church has produced a helpful and healing resource we call "The Blue Book."
There are no mystical meanings here, just a reference to the hard copy version,
which has a plain blue cover.
The complete title is, "What We Wish We Had Known --- a Resource to Help End
Its purpose is to help families and congregations heal broken relationships and
affirm the differences that make us human together. It is intended for those who
know very little about the subject, as well as those whose families and personal lives
have been deeply affected by misunderstanding.
The subject is considered in four aspects: Science, Psychology, Sociology and
Theology. A complete bibliography is found at the end of the work.
Browse through the online book, choosing the topics that interest you most, at least
at the present time.
This webpage created July 7, 2009, Gokarna Forest Resort, Nepal.
Visits to this site since July 7, 2009.
Copies of the book The Children Are
Free are available for free distribution.
However, copies can not be shipped to
Nepal due to lack of funds.
Nonetheless, if you know someone
who is traveling from the USA to Nepal
and would carry copies of these books
for you, let Rev. Steve Parelli know,
email firstname.lastname@example.org and
copies will be sent to the person's
place of residence wherever in the
Also, Blue Diamond Society and the
authors of the book are in
communication together about the
possibility of translating this book into
Nepali. This is only in the initial talking
stages, and no publication date has
As of September 2011, a grant has
been received that will help with the
costs of translation; further discussion
was conducted on commencing the
translation work during Other Sheep's
August 2011 visit to Nepal and India.
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