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 29, 2008
Mary Lou & Bob,
You may remember me.I was one of the 200 of Mel White's Soulforce members that met with Jerry Falwell, not so many years ago. I remember listening then to your story and being so broken hearted. Frankly, I was surprised myself that somehow I had not gone the way of your daughter and taken my own life. I came out at a late time in life and was rejected by my parents, siblings and friends. But you gave me hope that my parents might one day come around. Well they both did and I can say that I have a wonderful, full relationship with Mom and Dad. My father is getting close to death with his progressing illness, but I am so very glad that I had hope to endure until he once again welcomed me into his home. Being a Gay man and having the loving embrace of your parents is so very wonderful. Thanx for the work you are doing in Anna's memory and know that your work touches so many lives and give hope and love and grace.

Love ya,

  January 23, 2008
I just wanted to say what kind of a great blessing this website is. It has really helped me as an active member of the LGBT community. I am hoping that tihs will also enlighten my family as well thank you so much
  January 23, 2008
What a wonderful way to "right" a "wrong". I found you while doing my own research. God will bless this.
  January 20, 2008
I am so honored to know that you are doing this work. Thank you for all that you do! We at God Bless Humanity are so proud of you and thank God for you!

peace & blessings, Gayle

  January 18, 2008
thanks for being there
  January 12, 2008
A Christian friend led me to your website. I wept when I read yours and Anna's story, but felt so heartened and grateful that you are sharing with the world your transformation and acceptance. I am an out lesbian and have been in a committed relationship for 21 years. My daughter,36, who is a devout Christian, has rejected me. My heart felt a little less heavy when I found you and your message of love and acceptance. Your courage, tolerance and embracing of gays and lesbians is a gift to the world. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  January 11, 2008
Mary Lou and Bob

WOW! I just saw For the Bible Tells me So in Toronto, Canada and was blown away by your story! It was a POWERFUL piece of film making and your story was so compelling and brought me to tears.

Thank you so much for your generosity and courage in sharing your story with the world! Your daughter did not die in vain. You and your husband along with your daughter's spirit are helping thousands of people.

As painful as life can be, everything happens for a reason. You have truly found your purpose in life and that's a beautiful gift from your daughter. Blessings to you as you spread your message of love, tolerance and acceptance.

  January 11, 2008
Thank you for existing, and for being you!:)
  January 9, 2008
I think it's great what you have done to raise awareness!
  January 8, 2008
I saw your story in People magazine while waiting for my chiropractor. I could relate on two different levels. 7 years ago my brother John took his own life. He was not gay but I understand, like you, the pain of losing someone you love to suicide.

I also happen to be a 55 year old lesbian who was brought up in a strict missionary baptist home. (with plenty of child abuse by the way). I tried to change and finally accepted that God doesn't make mistakes and I'm fine just as I am. I've been with my partner now for almost 20 years. My family has done better than I would have expected - they tolerate and sometimes seem and have learned over the years to deal with it. Thank you for what you are doing and I'm sorry about the loss of your daughter.

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