The Book, The Slow Miracle of Transformation
Author: Mary Lou Wallner. Foreword by Dr Mel White, Soulforce
REVISED AND UPDATED - 2009 EDITION!
"I am moved and disturbed by Mary Lou's story. In this polarizing issue, she occupies an important middle ground that both sides - and all of us in between - desperately need to hear."
- Philip Yancy, author of "What's So Amazing About Grace?" and "The Jesus I Never Knew".
"It was Mary Lou Wallner's love for Anna, the daughter she will see again in Heaven, that finally forced her to really look at God's gay and lesbian children. But it was her love for Jesus Christ that led her to reach out to them with understanding, love and affirmation. Mary Lou and her husband host a weekly Bible study for people who are not welcomed by most of the church. She is living proof that Christians do not have to choose between walking with God and affirming our GLBT sisters and brothers."
- Peggy Campolo, advisory member of the Council of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists.
"This courageous woman tells you her tragic story which will make you think if not rethink your beliefs about God, His love, 'them', and ourselves. She offers her painful lessons so that we might not have to learn them the hard way. Pay attention!"
- Steve Sherbondy, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
"Mary Lou is a MIRACLE! Her story of unwavering faith and boundless courage continues to bring healing and clarity to so many families suffering from the untruths that they've been taught by their church. It's difficult to imagine a more heartbreaking story with a more inspirational ending!"
- Daniel Karslake, Director/Producer, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO
"Before you condemn your gay or lesbian child, take a deep breath, sit in a comfortable chair and read Mary Lou Wallner's book. While you sit there remember how wonderful your son or daughter was before coming out to you. Nothing has changed. Don't let a handful of confusing Bible verses be more important to you than your own flesh and blood."
- Gary Nixon, co-founder Soulforce.
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Mary Lou and Bob are one of five families who feature in this award winning film.
Featuring powerful performances from Chad Allen, Robert Gant and Emmy Award Winner Judith Light, this acclaimed drama is a subtly nuanced and deeply sympathetic look at both sides of one of the most polarizing religious and sexual debates in America: the conflict - and possible reconciliation - between homosexuality and Christianity.
Inspired by the experience of coming out as a lesbian to her sorority sisters during her senior year at Vanderbilt, filmmaker Ky Dickens explores the Biblical passages used to condemn homosexuality in this informative yet entertaining documentary.
SoleJourney shows how dedicated and courageous individuals, following in the footsteps of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., use non-violent resistance and acts of civil disobedience to confront anti-gay rhetoric as well as religious and political oppression.
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Mary Lou recently gave a short talk at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and you can watch the video here.
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