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

  September 7, 2012
O saviour then in all my need be near to me and let my soul by steadfast faith find a life and heaven in thee could we but climb where moses stood and view the landscape oer. Not jordans streamm nor deaths cold flood should fight us from the shore
  April 27, 2012
You are an inspiration. I am sorry that your enlightenment came at such a high personal cost. Sadly, your story is very reminiscent of so many other families. I too grew up in a very strict & religiously stringent household where everything & everyone that was different was denounced. However my mother never could've predicted just how obstinate her three daughters would grow up to be. And I am very grateful that we have persisted against what others deem to be "normal". Whether that be race, fashion, political or religious views, or sexual orientation. That nest of security allowed my niece to come out to us, unafraid, knowing full well that her family would continue to love & defend her. And our family has become an emotional safe haven for her friends who are not as fortunate as my niece. I congratulate you for your spirit & hope your story reaches & helps to positively impact other families.
  April 25, 2012
I just saw The Bible Tells me so and I was broken hearted by your story. I am SO SORRY for the loss of your daughter. I am not gay and i appreciate so much that you have turned a tragedy to create awareness for so many! God bless you....keep going....always teaching love and acceptance! i suggest you make a facebook page...many millions will be reached with your positive message!
  April 14, 2012
I just finished watching For the Bible tells me so on netflix. Thank you so much for all you do. You have inspired me as well as my husband. We love your message and we support all you stand for. Simply, Thank You for speaking out and doing so much.

The Esteps

  January 28, 2012
Thank you Mary Lou
  January 17, 2012
I am watching the For The Bible Tells Me So documentary on Netflix, and your story is so emotional. I applaud you for opening your mind and heart, but am heartbroken at the depths it took. Im sure everything you do is in honor of your daughter, and for that, the lives you touch because of that.are priceless! GOD BLESS you
  September 17, 2011
Thank you so much for sharing your story. I particulary dont take part in the idea of god, but I sure appreciate the work that people like you do towards the well being of EVERYone. Please never let that inner motivation go out, cuz u are a motivation for so many.
  September 11, 2011
Thank you. I first became aware of your life story in "For the Bible Tells Me So". If you've written a book, i want to read it. Thanks for being so open and honest. /hugs
  September 2, 2011
Thank you so much for the amazing work you do, the strength you show, and the bravery you are sharing with the world!!
  July 24, 2011
Thank you so much for doing what you do. I hope that with the help of your story and site, my Mother will see me in a different light and not struggle so much with me. Sending love and prayers your way in all you do. God Bless, Jackie
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