Teach Ministries: To Educate About the Consequences of Homophobia

Mary Lou and Bob WallnerTo those of you who sign our guest book, please keep in mind that it is just that, a GUEST book. When we sign a guest book, it is usually in a person's home, thanking them for their hospitality, or it may be in a church simply giving our name and address. If you have an opposing view to our view about homosexuality, please feel free to contact us directly. We want our web site to be a safe place for those who may be hurting. Thank you so much!
Mary Lou and Bob

  January 27, 2009
"Contend. O lord t . ,with those who contend with me;fight against those fight against me." Thanks to the Lord for this beautiful psalm write to joy us all and comfort in Lord and set our life to better hope and bold mind,thanks and bless and pray and win,keijo sweden
  January 22, 2009
I am just learning about your ministry on the film "the Bible tells me so"
  January 20, 2009
A message for Mary Lou, I have just watched For the Bible Tells Me So. What a stunning gift you are to GLBT people around the world. It is your expression of Grace that I know God thinks "now that's what I'm talking about!!" While much loved, my Mum and Dad are struggling about me, even after nearly two years, but I will ask them to watch the DVD. I hope our paths cross one day. Kind regards, and no need to Bless, you already are. Andrew Jane.
  January 8, 2009
I'm 34. For 11 yrs I've been grieving the death of the love of my life. I also grieve the torture we went through as we grappled with or love and loneliness and what we were told by the church (which i grew up in- my fam is full of ministers) about homosexuality. We didn't want to be gay in the first place! But, we loved and adored each other. Now, she's gone. I think of her every day. I miss her.

My family tells me they love me and so does the church. but they still believe that homosexuality is a sin.

Nice people. Good people. Loving people. And they have no idea how much it hurts.

I feel cut off at my soul from almost everyone.

Today, I will just cry.

  December 20, 2008
Wow! You Guys are awesome! I am totally taken away with your work! Being from TN here we do good to plan a pride event, much less to get PFLAG involved. And the extra miles you guys have taken to get the word of LOVE out through TEACH, God Bless your Ministry. I hope that one day God will open doors up for me as He has for you, and that I will be able to be such a blessing to someone as you have been to me!
  December 20, 2008
Thank you. You are our hope. I am a gay daughter of the South ( Tennessee). You are all of our parents and we need and love you.
  December 19, 2008
I'm very sorry that you had to experience this devastating loss in order to see homophobia with more compassionate eyes. It is a violent act against the spirit and soul of one of God's creations. When one stops to think about the contributions, love and beauty that "fallen gays and lesbians" could have brought to this world. it's heartbreaking. Lives unrealized. The teachings of Jesus would lead us to leave such judgements in the hands of Our Creator. I am a lesbian and have experienced the pain of "conditional love" and rejections of "aspects of my life" (as a younger woman) because of Fundamentalist Christianity. and I know the challenges on both side of the "argument". I know it's difficult for those who believe in Fundamental Christianity. I'm afraid that belief system makes everyone - who is not "a believer" (i.e. in the same belief system) - an enemy to be distrusted. in partnership or under the influence of Satan. That makes me very sad. because there is no room for communicating or open connection when there is that kind of judgement and fear. Now, on some level, the fight has become a constitutional issue, with the passing of Prop 8 in California. I suppose for me that's what it has boiled down to. believe what ever you choose, that is your right. but protect my civil rights, if you expect me to pay the same taxes as "a full fledged citizen". I realize your quest is a spiritual one. Thank you for being willing to look at your perspective and being willing to follow the unique path God has created for YOU. Many of us who are gay/lesbian have had to do that all our lives. It takes courage. And sometimes it hurts. But it's worth every moment.
  December 19, 2008
I'm sorry you lost your child. I am a gay daughter.
  December 19, 2008
My wife and I just watched For the Bible Tells Me So and were so moved by your piece in the film. Thank you for your bravery in telling your story; you are a truly inspiring woman. You now have two more surrogate daughters in San Francisco.

Many warm blessings to you and your family, Rachel Regan

  December 5, 2008
Thank You so much for the support and hope you give us all! I am a God loving, Gay Man, I see so much of the hate and use of the Bible to justify the hate. I am sending a copy of the video to my parents, in the hope that they will open there eye's !!!
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