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LEF has worked closely with Mary Lou Wallner, who was featured in the award-winning documentary “For The Bible Tells Me So.” Based on a narrow interpretation of the Bible, Mrs. Wallner rejected her lesbian daughter when she first came out. After Wallner’s daughter committed suicide, Mary Lou became a strong advocate for equality. LEF sponsored multiple community outreach events for her around the country. Here’s part of an email from Mrs. Wallner after a speech in Northern New York:
“Just wanted to let you know that last night at SUNY Potsdam was absolutely AMAZING!!! It was exactly the kind of "happening" that Dan Karslake (the film’s director) created FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO for. There were at least 75 people in the small auditorium, and many were conservative Christians, and the hour long discussion after the screening of the film was nothing short of wonderful. There was SO much interaction between the GLBT kids (and adults) and a conservative pastor….we sat back and listened some of the time, but were often put ‘on the spot’ and were thankful for the answers that came.”
To book Mary Lou Wallner to speak to your church or community group, please call (202) 371-2974.