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

  November 29, 2008
And Jesus gave orden that go into all the world and preach this gospel to the poor,and let us obey this and win and heal and the bibels in our right hands care, thanks and bless and joy and pray, keijo sweden
  November 24, 2008
I am interested in doing some work for an organization like this one. Please let me know how I can help.
  November 7, 2008
I was so moved by your article on your daughter. My son came out to us as well and has been through alot with how he has been treated by some family members and people he thought were friends never mind just society as a whole. You are doing a great service by educating people and "christians" as to love and not to "judge". YOU are making a difference and in turn you are certainly honouring your daughter.
  November 5, 2008
Mary Lou,
I recently watched FTBTMS on DVD and was so moved by your story. My youngest brother came out to our family 15 years ago, and I have always been so grateful to my parents for being as open minded and accepting as they were, as we know lots of GLBT people who were not so lucky, and I have seen first hand how incredibly difficult that can be for them. The courage that you show in telling your story is remarkable and was so incredibly moving to me, that I just wanted to write and compliment you on the wonderful work you are doing now. The more hearts that are opened and people who are educated the better things will be for the GLBT community as a whole. Thank you so much. May God bless you and the work you are doing.

  November 4, 2008
I just finished reading your book "The Slow Miracle of Transformation" last night. I also had seen "FTBTMS" back in the spring of this year. I want to say that you have touched my heart in a very special way. I am a 47 year old lesbian who has only been out for 1 year and 2 months (yes, I count it all) and I can tell you that I deal daily with the feelings of regret of waiting so long to come out. But I also believe that God has a plan for my life and that His timing is perfect! I had my first same sex relationship at 17. It lasted 3 years, with the two of us keeping it a secret from everyone we knew. We weren't really sure of who we were, (homosexuality was just not an everyday topic in the last 70's) and we struggled daily with our love for each other. What broke us up was the church we were attending started talking about homosexuality, early 80's, and comdemned everything we felt for each other. Our relationship ended and it wasn't until 25 years, one 19 year marriage, a son and grandchildren later that I finally saw her again and felt the walls falling down around me and I finally with much prayer and soul searching realized who I really was and decided to no longer deny it. I came out to my husband, we are amicably divorcing, my family, "I am going to hell" and many friends. I have never been freer in my life. I praise God for giving me a chance to finally be myself. I look forward to what he has in store for me. Thank you again for this book and movie. God bless you!
  November 3, 2008
Thank you for your courage to spread the Lords word! Although you don't know me please pray for me as I work to learn to help my lesbian daughter understand the biblical side of being a lesbian and to help us understand that it's OK!!
  October 30, 2008
As christians we must stop the hating.
  October 19, 2008
Thank you so much fo speaking to us at South Bend, Indiana Pride. The film was so moving I have purchased it to go with "Anna's Songs". God bless you and give you peace, dear Sister in Christ!
  October 18, 2008
I just saw "The Bible Tells Me So" and was so touched by your courage in coming forward with your story. As a lesbian whose own mother struggled terribly when I came out to her due to her fundamentalist Christian beliefs, I very much appreciate your efforts to educate other parents about the need for acceptance of their GLBT children. I plan to puchase the DVD and ask my mother to watch it with me. You're doing such important work! It's a beautiful tribute to Anna. Thank you.
  October 16, 2008
I have been blessed by this website but especially blessed to know you. Mary Lou - you and Bob were there in attendance at my first ECWR conference and gave me a huge hug when I gave my testimony. That was six years ago and I can still feel your love! THANK YOU for your ministry of affirmation and love which has made a difference in my life. God's Peace to you both and lots of love too!
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