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Mary Lou WallnerMary Lou recently gave a short talk at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and you can watch it here. [above]

Mary Lou will be speaking at various organizations throughout the year. Please check back soon for more details as they become available. If you would like to book Mary Lou to speak at an event, please Contact Her.

2012 Speaking Engagements & Events

Thursday, October 11
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Mary Lou will be giving a talk Thursday evening
Charlotte, NC
Contact: Dr. Victor Mack and Susan Furr

Friday, October 12
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Friday morning screening of "For the Bible Tells Me So" followed by a Q & A
Charlotte, NC
Contact: Dr. Victor Mack and Susan Furr

Friday, May 11
PFLAG Huntsville
6-9pm Screening of "For the Bible Tells Me So" followed by a talk and Q&A by Mary Lou
Flying Monkey Arts Center at Lowe Mill
Huntsville, AL

January 31
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
Little Rock, AR
Follow-up after last weeks talk.

January 24
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
Little Rock, AR

2011 Speaking Engagements & Events

Tuesday, November 15
6-8:00 p.m. Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So
Mary Lou will speak after the screening
Welcome the Children Conference
Crowne Plaza Hotel on Shackleford
Little Rock, AR
Contact: Sabrina Zarco

November 12-13
Messiah Lutheran Church
Ohio Aerospace Institue
25225 W. Ivanhoe Rd.
Wauconda, IL 60084
Phone: 847-526-7161
Tentative Schedule
5:00 - Saturday Evening Church Service
Sunday, November 13
7:30, 9:00, and 10:30 - Church Service
12:00 - Lunch in our Gathering Place
1:00 - 2:45 - Screening of "For the Bible Tells Me So"
2:45 - 3:30 - Q & A
Contact: Jason Miller

Thursday, October 27
Wittenberg University, 7:00 p.m.
Springfield, OH
Contact: Peggy Hanna

Tuesday, June 21, in Cleveland, OH
NASA Glenn Research Center Diversity Conference
Ohio Aerospace Institue
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland, OH 44142
Mary Lou will be giving a talk which includes discussion and Q&A
Contact: Lynda Glover

Saturday, April 16, 2011, University of Alabama, Birmingham
All day conference with screening of For The Bible Tells Me So
and a talk by Mary Lou following the screening.
For times and details, please contact Laura Gilmour

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, Ames, IA
Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation Annex
130 S. Sheldon
Ames, IA 50014
Screening of For The Bible Tells Me So at 6:30 p.m. with discussion following.
Contact: Kris Meinhard

Thursday, March 31, 2011, Arkansas State University
101 N. Caraway
State University, AR 72467
Mary Lou will give a 40 minute talk beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Cody Campbel

Monday, March 28, 2011: Russellville, AR
All Saints Episcopal Church
501 S. Phoenix. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
PFLAG, discussion and sharing about TEACH Ministries.
Contact: Bruce Futterer

February 24, 2011: Boston, MA
Speaking engagement at Boston College...first invitation to a Catholic School

January 6-9, 2011: Denver, CO
Gay Christian Network annual conference Workshop on Grief
More info: www.gaychristian.net

2010 Speaking Engagements & Events

November 12-13, 2010: Highlands Church, Denver, CO.
STORIES Conference
Contact: Joe Quillin

October 20, 2010: Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Screening and discussion: For the Bible Tells Me So from 6-8 pm
Contact: Ryan Owrey

October 13, 2010: Rutgers University
Mary Lou will be a speaker at "From the Sin of Homophobia to the Grace of Acceptance"
Contact: William Field

August 21, 2010: Indianapolis First Friends
3030 Kessler Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So with Workshop following.
Contact: Charles "Buck" Bunner

June 21, 2010: Bodhi Spiritual Center
2526 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60614
773.248. LOVE (5683)
Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So with Q&A Discussion following the film.
Contact: Mark Anthony Lord

May 23, 2010: 5:00 pm - St. Ambrose University, Rogalski Center
518 W. Locust St
Davenport, IA
Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So with Q&A Discussion following the film.
Contact: Rev. Rich Hendricks

May 23, 2010: 11:00 am - Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities
3019 N. Harrison
Davenport, IA 52803
563.324.8281
Mary Lou speaking Contact: Rev. Rich Hendricks

May 22, 2010: 5:30 pm - PFLAG meeting: QUAD CITIES - ELDRIDGE
Eldridge United Methodist Church
604 S. Second Street
Eldridge, IA
Informal potluck and discussion with Mary Lou Wallner.
Contact: Joe Gross or Diane Hall

May 21, 2010: 6:00 pm - St. John's Episcopal Church
120 1st St NE
Mason City, IA 50401
Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So with Q&A Discussion following the film.
Contact: Dean Genth

May 20, 2010: 7 pm - Simpson College, Jordan Lecture Hall:
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125
Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So with Q&A Discussion following the film.
Contact: Emily Holley

May 19, 2010: Des Moines, IA, First Unitarian Church
Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So with Q&A discussion featuring Mary Lou Wallner

February 10: 6 pm Athens, GA, University of Georgia
Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So.

January 7-10: Nashville, TN, Downtown Sheraton Hotel
Gay Christian Network annual conference.

2009 Speaking Engagements & Events

December 3: Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So
at Conway Public Library

October 10: Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So
at First Christian Church in Lynchburg, VA

August 15: Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So
with Dotti Berry & Robynne Sapp

August 3: Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So
with Dotti Berry & Robynne Sapp

August 2: Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So
with Dotti Berry & Robynne Sapp

April 25: PFLAG Conference

April 2-5: York Harbor, Maine

March 31: SUNY Potsdam (New York)

2008 Speaking Engagements & Events

June 19-22: Pittsburgh, PA
Speaking at Pride Festival weekend Contact: Gary@vanhorngroup.com

June 17: New York City, NY
Taping of Gayle King Radio Show: Oprah and Friends (www.xmradio.com/oprah/shows.jsp)

June 14-15: Kingston, NY
Screening of For The Bible Tells Me So on June 14 at the LGBTQ Community Center, then speaking at a church on Sunday, June 15 (www.lgbtqcenter.org)

June 13-14: Boston, MA
Screening of For The Bible Tells Me So on June 13, Interfaith Pride Worship Service, Sat. 10 am, then drive to Kingston, NY

June 6-8: South Barrington, IL
Soulforce meeting with Willow Creek Community Church (www.soulforce.org) (www.willowcreek.org)

May 17-18: Chicago, IL: Irving Park United Methodist Church
speaking at fund-raiser & church service (www.irvingparkumc.com)

Friday, May 9th, 7:00 PM, The ACE Theatre Complex
on the campus of the North Carolina School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main Street in Winston-Salem

May 9: Winston-Salem, NC, North Carolina

May 2: Little Rock, AR, Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church
For The Bible Tells Me So, 7:00 pm (www.qqumc.org)

Apr. 25-27: Ft. Worth, TX, Soulforce, United Methodist Convention.
(www.soulforce.org/article/1314)

Apr. 19-20: Holmdel, NJ, Community UCC
Saturday evening and Sunday morning (www.holmdelucc.org)

Apr. 11-13: San Diego, CA, Log Cabin Republicans
Screening of For The Bible Tells Me So (www.online.logcabin.org)

Apr 10: PRI Fair Game
Interview that will air that night and be online on April 11. This is Public Radio International's show, Fair Game, hosted by Faith Salie.

April 8, 7pm CST: Ipod interview
with Ramble Redhead (www.rambleredhead.com)

Mar. 14: North Little Rock, AR, New Beginnings Church of Central Arkansas
4303 East Drive - Showing of For The Bible Tells Me So 6:30 pm (www.newbeginningsofcar.org)

Mar. 8: North Little Rock, AR: The BridgeWay Hospital
speaking on Unit 3, 11 am - 12 noon (www.thebridgeway.com)

Mar. 6: Teleconference
with "God and Gays: Bridging the Gap"…7-8 pm (www.godandgaysthemovie.com)

Feb. 29: Little Rock, AR, Central High School
Showing of For The Bible Tells Me So, 6:30 pm (www.artisticrevolution.org)

Feb. 27: Conway, AR, Hendrix College
Screening of For The Bible Tells Me So, 7:30 pm (www.forthebibletellsmeso.org) (www.hendrix.edu)

Feb. 22-24: Austin, TX, Soulforce
preparing for visit to Willow Creek Community Church (www.soulforce.org)

2007 Speaking Engagements & Events

November 25th, 2007: Little Rock Pulaski United Methodist Church

Feb 23rd, 2007: North Little Rock, AR
Screening of God and Gays: Bridging the Gap. This is a DVD that features our story as well as others.

January 23-27, 2007: Park City, UT
The Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of the feature length documentary "For The Bible Tells Me So" produced and directed by Daniel Karslake of New York City. We are one of five families featured in the film. The other four families are Bishop Gene Robinson, the Reitan family, the Dick Gephardt family and the Poteat family. The film screened at 6 sold-out performances.

2006 Speaking Engagements & Events

October 13-15, 2006: Minneapolis, MN, VOICES UNITED Conference
at Hennepin United Methodist Church-Friday and Sunday. Saturday night, Peace United Methodist Church

July 21-22, 2006: Colorado Springs, CO
Marched with Soulforce to Focus on the Family to bring truth in love to Dr. James Dobson.

June 21, 2006: Little Rock, AR, First Presbyterian Church
Speaker at Wednesday night Fellowship dinner.

June 11, 2006: Little Rock, AR, First United Methodist Church
Speaker at Sunday School hour with several churches coming together.

May 14, 2006: Denver, CO, MCC of the Rockies
Speaker at both morning services and a workshop following.

January 22, 2006: Palatine, IL
St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Lunch speaker following the morning service.

2005 Speaking Engagements & Events

November 13, 2005: North Little Rock, AR
New Beginnings Church of Central Arkansas. Sunday morning speaker.

July 9, 2005: Bellevue, WA
Mary Lou spoke at the Love Welcomes All conference-which was a response to the Focus on the Family Conference-Love Won Out.

June 25, 2005: Bothell, WA
Mary Lou and Bob were on the "outside" of the Love Won Out Conference, put on by Focus on the Family. They gave several interviews to the press and offered a "different perspective."

June 19, 2005: Bellingham, WA
Mary Lou and Bob spoke Woodside Worship Center during the morning service and were part of a panel discussion in the afternoon.

May 14, 2005: Little Rock, AR
First meeting of a new PFLAG Chapter in the Little Rock area

April 29-May 1: Colorado Springs, CO
Soulforce Event at Focus on the Family

April: Fresno, CA
Love Welcomes All Conference

April: Chicago, IL
Open Door Community Church Spring Conference

January: Glen Ellyn, IL
Glenbard South High School Gay Straight Alliance

2004 Speaking Engagements & Events

November 2004 Austin, Texas
Speaker at MCC, Freedom Oaks

June 2004 Eastham, Massachusetts
Bob Wallner spoke at the MCC Church, Chapel in the Pines.

June 2004 Provincetown, Massachusetts
Speaker at the Universalist, Unitarian Meeting House.

June 2004 Indianapolis, Indiana
Mary Lou stood with Soulforce www.soulforce.org at the Southern Baptist Convention. Mary Lou was also given the opportunity by Soulforce to issue a printed invitation to the Women's Missionary Union (WMU) that was handed out to participants of the Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis, IN. A copy of the invitation is printed here for your information: INVITATION

May 2004 Springfield, Missouri
Speaker at Springfield PFLAG Meeting at the United Ministries Center.

May 2004 Naperville, Illinois
Speaker at Gay/Straight Alliance Club at Naperville North High School as well as several Humanities classes at the High School on May 3, 2004

May 2004 Joliet, Illinois
Speaker at the First Universalist Unitarian Church

April 2004 Elgin, Illinois
Speaker at "Faith in the Cities" meeting hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Elgin

January 2004 Wheaton, Illinois
Wheaton, Illinois--first meeting of a brand new PFLAG chapter.

January 2004 Naperville, Illinois
QYC: Questioning Youth Center
A weekly meeting for GLBT kids to ask questions and receive support.

January 2004 Glenview, Illinois
FLAG : Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

2003 Speaking Engagements & Events

November 2003 Denver, Colorado
Speaker at Open Door Community Church of Denver, Fall Conference

October 2003 Sherwood, AR
Speaker at Open Door Community Church of Sherwood

August 2003 San Diego, CA
Workshop leader at ConnECtion Evangelicals Concerned Western Region summer conference

June 2003 Columbus, OH
Focus Session leader, Shepherd Initiative Conference

May 2003 Denver, CO
Speaker at Open Door Community Church of Denver

May 2003 Oklahoma City, OK
Speaker at Cathedral of Hope

May 2003 Dallas, TX
Speaker at Cathedral of Hope

April 2003 Des Plaines, IL
Oakton Community College
panel member for a class on Human Sexuality

March 2003 Ottawa, IL
Speaker at United Church of Christ

February 2003 Austin, TX
Keynote speaker at Love Welcomes All Conference

2002 Speaking Engagements & Events

Mary Lou at Lynchburg Pride

October 2002 Lynchburg, VA
Soulforce "Return to Lynchburg."
Spoke at first ever "Out and About" Pride Festival

Mary Lou speaking at Lynchburg Pride

June 2002 St. Louis, MO
Soulforce Direct Action at Southern Baptist Convention

April 2002 Palatine, IL
Harper Community College Wellness Week
speaker to students and faculty and staff

February 2002 Hinsdale, IL
Speaker at PFLAG meeting

2001 Speaking Engagements & Events

November 2001 Lexington, KY
PFLAG meeting speaker and Disciples of Christ national conference, workshop co-leader

August 2001 Denver, CO
Evangelicals Concerned annual summer conference "ConnECtion", keynote speaker

April 2001 Fayetteville, AR
PFLAG meeting, speaker

February 2001 Denver, CO
PFLAG Dessert Party, speaker

January 2001 Honolulu, HI
Civil Unions - Civil Rights Rally, Martin Luther King's Birthday, speaker

January 2001 Oak Park
Evangelicals Concerned monthly meeting
interview with husband, Bob

2000 Speaking Engagements & Events

November 2000 Geneva, IL
Fox Valley Community Church (MCC), panel member

November 2000 Washington, DC
Soulforce Direct Action at National Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaker

November 2000 Philadelphia, PA
Professional videotaping of Mary Lou's story in the home of John Davis and Bill Manley. Videotape is titled: "Family Stories". Includes story of Roberta Kreider, editor and compiler of two books: From Wounded Hearts and Together In Love

October 2000 Romeoville, IL
The Catholic Family Network, Archdiocese of Joliet "Loving Our Gay Children, retreat", speaker and panel member

August 2000 DeKalb, IL
WOW2000 Conference, an ecumenical conference of the Welcoming Church Movement of North America, workshop co-leader

1999 Speaking Engagements & Events

October 1999 Lynchburg, VA
Mel White, President of Soulforce, and Jerry Falwell, Anti-Violence Forum
speaker and press conference participant

Speaking Engagements

Mary Lou WallnerMary Lou recently gave a short talk at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and you can watch the video here.

If you would like to book Mary Lou to speak at your conference or event, please contact her.

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