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

  March 27, 2008
Thank you for helping to make the world a more comfortable place for EVERYONE. We must continue to educate religious leaders and congregants who misuse their religious beliefs. They are not authentic Christians or patriotic.but you are(!).
  March 23, 2008
I read your article in People magazine, which I don't read that often anymore, but i'm glad i saw this one. I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's death. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  March 22, 2008
Keep doing what your doing!
  March 19, 2008
Dear Mary Lou,
As a member of PFLAG and mother of a gay son, I have now seen FTBTMS three times and am actively getting it shown in communities through church groups. Your message is so honest and important. Thank you for living your new mission.
Barb

  March 14, 2008
Wow, I just watched For The Bible Tells Me So and am so impressed with your transformation and courage. My family has a similar story - my parents disowned my brother when he came out when he was 25. Wynn fought his suicidal tendencies for 17 before they got the best of him. While my parents way of dealing with it is to bury it and not relive it, I too want to understand every element of what went into my brother's death. Kudos for facing this challenge and for spreading the word. I am very proud for you and know your daughter would be too!
  March 3, 2008
You are truly an inspiration to me! May God richly bless your efforts in EVERY way!
  February 24, 2008
i watched your story last night in the movie, "for the bible tells me so" and was moved to tears. i truly believe we are put on this earth to love and respect one another and you are doing just that. you are taking the lesson you learned from the death of your daughter and turning it into something beautiful and positive. her memory lives through your message and i bet she would be very proud of you.

i hope you come to denver again!
janelle

  February 22, 2008
I want love to run the world and not hate. God Bless
  February 7, 2008
Dearest Mary Lou and Bob,
I found an article about your struggles in an old People Magazine a doctor's waiting room. Thank you for your courage, your willingness to have an open mind, and for your love. I grew up Roman Catholic, and had a very difficult time accepting my own sexual orientation. Prayer and meditation, and, moving to the Lutheran Church, helped me understand that, indeed, God makes no mistakes, and that God loves me, as I am, just as much as my hetrosexual sisters and brothers. My family, close and extended both, have had their struggles with "us gay kids" {there are quite a number of us in our family!}, but through the grace of God, have come to accept our orientation. Your ministry is a blessing. What an incredible tribute to your dear daughter {who, by the way, is a beautiful soul, both physically and in her spirit}. I know she was with you in your struggle, and continues to be with you as you provide an accepting, loving place for the GLBTA community. Thank you for all you are doing, and thank you for your witness to those who insist on a vengeful, judgmental God who "hates" her/his Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans children. That's not my God, and I'm so thankful that you are sharing the message that it's not your God, either. Thank you, thank you, thank you. My prayers are with you.

  February 3, 2008
Dear Mary Lou and Bob,
I saw the movie' For the Bible tells me so" and was so touched by your story. I am a gay man born in India and now living in Canada, when i came out to my parents, my Dad was speechless and left the room, my Mom held my hand and asked if I was happy, I replied ' yes'. She then said that it was okay with her and she would love and support me no matter what. I am truly blessed that my Dad did come around and said that his Catholic up-bringing taught him that homosexuality was wrong, but he understood and it was okay with him. My parents have both passed away, and I am so happy that I had their love and support ,and the support of all my 8 siblings. I know that through your loss you are doing an amazing ministry, please keep on doing what you are doing in loving memory of your precious daughter.You make her very proud. God bless and continued success with changing the world one soul at a time. BTW I ordered the DVD the very night I saw the movie, and intend to show it to all my family and friends.

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