More fun and games for liberal Mormons! It’s “Testimony Meeting Bingo: Marriage Equality Edition”

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Bingo screen shotYesterday I posted an idea for a fun drinking game to help liberal Mormons survive this Sunday’s testimony meeting. It’ll be good for us to walk into church prepared, since collective Mormon frustration with last week’s Supreme Court ruling means it may not be our religion’s finest hour in terms of love and charity.

I was quite pleased with the game . . . until a commenter rightly pointed out that if it’s testimony Sunday, that means it’s also Fast Sunday!

And if it’s Fast Sunday, then a game involving the near-sacramental consumption of juice and Cheerios isn’t the best option.

But never fear, good people. Graphic artist Jerilyn Hassell Pool has created this alternative Bingo game for your Sunday use, downloadable below. She took the phrases in each box from actual quotations from the Mormon Women Stand website, and it’s a fair bet that at least a few of them will come up in your Sunday experience.

If it’s not too much of a Fast Sunday temptation for you to be around appropriately-themed Skittles or M&Ms in every color of God’s diverse rainbow, you can use those to fill in each box as its particular phrase or sentiment comes up.

If it is too hard for you to resist the candy – and we’re Mormons, for whom sugar is the one vice remaining, so let’s face the fact that it probably will be too much of a temptation – then use colorful Legos or whatever you have handy.

One caveat. You may notice that there’s only one game card, which means that if you’re playing this in church with other members of your family, you will all win the game together. No one will be left out.

I think that’s kind of the point.

 

Download Jerilyn Hassell Pool’s free game card here:  bingo

Jerilyn Hassell Pool is an infrequent blogger with Feminist Mormon Housewives and Rational Faiths. She is an outspoken activist surrounding LGBT issues. Jerilyn is a mother of 5 and a grandmother of one. She lives with her husband of 24 years in Southern Oregon where she works as a freelance art director and print publication specialist. She enjoys reading, painting and making jokes. She does not enjoy hiking. At all.

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  • Lindsay

    My father-in-law said in an email, “Even though Satan won over the Supreme Court, the Church is still true.” Barf.

  • Julie

    Uh, the quotes were from the MWS public Facebook page, not the website. Might want to clarify as you could go to the page and comment and see these.

  • ron

    Unfortunately the game will distract the player from feeling the spirit by entertaining the player to hunt for words and phrases. The still small voice will be drowned out and one more opportunity to bolster faith or stoke the desire for repentance will be lost. Sad.

  • EG

    http://www.greeleygazette.com/press

    “Pedophiles Want Same Rights As Homosexuals”

    Read the article before commenting.
    Will be interesting to see how Liberals will defend this.

    Children can’t consent, but a teen can, though not legally.

    One of many innumerable things to come.

  • Larry

    Easy, we don’t have to defend this. Unlike discrimination against gays, there are rational and secular purposes for criminalizing relations between adults and minors.

    Religious conservatives always have trouble with the concept of consenting relations among adults. Its why they make boneheaded analogies between gay marriage and incest and buggery.

    Btw teens can’t consent to relations, by law. Pedophiles don’t go after teens, they go after adolescents.

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  • Ben in oakland

    Well, then, these pedophiles should organize, raise money, contact their legislators, start petittions, have a few Pedophile Pride marches, come out to their families as child molestors, talk to their churches, files lawsuits in court, and all of the rest of the things we have done for the past 50 years.

    I also suggest you get BQRQ as your official spokesman.

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  • EG

    Not one word about the SCOTUS decision mentioned in Fast and Testimony meeting at my ward.

    All about following Christ, reading scriptures, live like a true Christian.

  • Same here. No one said a word about it in Testimony Meeting. There was some discussion in Sunday School, since we had a combined meeting to discuss the Apostolic response to the ruling, but even then I don’t think a single square was mentioned besides *The Family: A Proclamation to the World*—which Sister Pool is correct about: we’d be idiots not to mention it.

  • Fred M

    I love my ward and it was a good testimony meeting. No mention of the supreme court decision. But of the 14 testimonies born, not a single one focused on Christ. He was mentioned in passing twice. The main topics were America, the Book of Mormon, and Joseph Smith. It was 4th of July weekend, so I understand all the love America was getting…but it was patriotic, not spiritual. Countries are man made. I look forward to the day when they are no more.