Episode 205 Mary Lou and Bob Wallner

Listen to this truly amazing interview as I talk with Mary Lou and Bob Wallner a couple who were part of an amazing documentary called For the Bible Tells Me So. It is truly amazing movie that will affect you in so many ways and as you hear about each story it will truly make you think. Today I talk with this amazing couple as they talk about an amazing journey that began with something so tragic that no one should have to deal with and what comes out of this sadness is a lesson I hope that you all can learn from and be willing to share with everyone you know.

I have talked many times about how we need to have the GLBT community be willing to stand up for what is right and I hope you will truly listen to this story and do something about it. If you are an ally of the GLBT community then we need your support in so many ways and hope you will hear this call to action and be proactive.

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Click here to read the A Letter to Louise that Mary Lou Wallner talks about in this show!

6 Responses to “Episode 205 Mary Lou and Bob Wallner”

  1. john q. public Says:

    No comments! What the heck! I can’t imagine why others haven’t commented on this amazing (your word) impressive (my word) discussion. The fact that they have gone through this heartbreak and have worked to give back to the community is unlike anything I’ve ever heard.

    I’m sure their daughter would be proud of the contributions they have made to the community and I hope that it gives them comfort.

  2. Matthew Says:

    Great show! I don’t think they are preaching to the choir at all when they are talking to GLBT groups. There are still a lot of people who are estranged from their families and hearing the Wallner’s story could give them hope in their own situation. It’s so sad it took a tragedy for them to come to be such wonderful activists for love and acceptance, but I am most grateful to them for the good and healing they have done in the world.

  3. (F)reddy Says:

    Religion and homosexuality is a touchy subject for many folks. This interview was handled with dignity and respect for both. I grieve for Mary Lou and Bob’s daughter, that she never knew how loved she was until after the fact, but give them all the praise for carrying on her legacy, despite what the rest of their families feel.

  4. Arthur (AmeriNZ) Says:

    What a great story the Wallenrs have become, turning tragedy into something positive. Like JQP, I’m sure that Anna would be very proud of what they’re doing. I’d also like to echo what Matthew said, but add that there are plenty of GLBT people who feel under siege from Christians generally, so it’s good for them to be reminded that the evil perpetrated against GLBT peoples isn’t Christian at all. Seems to me that the Wallners are doing the ultimate Christian thing–lighting a candle and chasing away the darkness.

    Thanks for bringing us another great show with, yes, amazing guests.

  5. Archerr Says:

    What an excellent interview. After discussing topics like this on my show, this was a great follow up to that conversation. I’m so glad they are out crossing the country, spreading their story. They are both brave and admirable. Thanks for sharing this with us, Tom!

  6. Candy Says:

    Well, I have to say Tom did a great interview, but I agree Matthew and John Q that this is a difficult topic. But I wish they would speak to those in the churches who are closing their minds and hearts to their sons and daughters just because of the people they sleep with. I think the church needs to keep it’s nose out of the bedroom. Marylou and Bob are braver than I am. Still it hurts to know that there are so many who know nothing of unconditional love. My child comes first and who he sleeps with is the lesser of many things that assail them in this life. If they’re happy, show love to those around them. They are a blessing to this world. Time is too short for each of us to think we have a right to judge anyone.

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