Play “Let Women Pray” Mad Lib

Posted by on February 13, 2013 in feminism, Gender | 7 comments

The deadline to send letters encouraging our leaders to let women pray in General Conference is February 22.  It’s right around the corner and letter-writing can be stressful.  To ameliorate some of your stress, we’ve created a Let Women Pray Mad Lib, guaranteed to produce a unique letter every time:

Let Women Pray Mad Libmad lib

You can see the original letter at:

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints-let-women-pray-at-general-conference

 

Why don’t you go ahead and sign the petition while you’re there?  I did.

And if your Mad Lib letter wasn’t quite reverent enough to send to a General Authority, try this one:

Let Women Pray Reverent Letter

 

Now just copy and paste your reverent letter into an email addressed to [email protected] and you’re done.

For more information, see http://letwomenpray.blogspot.com/

P.S.  I am not a sponsor of Let Women Pray but I wish I were.  What a great idea. I hope they  forgive me for Mad-Libbing their lovely letter.

 

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7 Comments

  1. My mad lib informed church leaders that there is no scriptural prohibition against women crafting and that women have offered bean bags to church leaders for years. So true.

  2. I had my 7 year old fill this out, “Without these noisy members taking their concerns to their leaders, school, XBox and gummi bears wouldn’t be in place.”

    What would we do without those noisy leaders?!

  3. My favorites from mine:
    “it is permissible for sisters to knit in any meetings they attend”
    “Since 1984, women have been magically asked to speak in General Conference.”
    “In 2013, we hope to see a woman sleep in General Conference.”
    “Without these bobbly members taking their concerns to their leaders, NOW, parties and babies wouldn’t be in place.”

    I definitely knit in any meetings I attend.

  4. Here’s mine. Love it!

    Dear Hilary Clinton, In 1978, the First Presidency made an official statement allowing women to fly in Sacrament Meeting. In the statement, Lorenzo Snow said, ” there is no scriptural prohibition against sisters jumping, and it is permissible for sisters to write in any meetings they attend Since 1984, women have been valiantly asked to speak in General Conference. We applaud that change, and now ask for those words to be reconsidered and more broadly applied. In 2013, we hope to see a woman sit in General Conference. We appeal to the leadership of our Church to show their support for fingers by recognizing the ability and worthiness of LDS women to represent their church in prayer. In the history of the Church, adorable members have presented ideas and lips to Church leaders and asked them to pray about them. Without these angry members taking their concerns to their leaders, school, hunting and teeth wouldn’t be in place. Similar to our black ancestors, we are here with a real, heartfelt concern, and we pray that our church leaders will consider our plea. Please let women shake at the upcoming General Conference as a symbol of independence within our church. Sincerely, Jessawhy

  5. Loved this! (Don’t ask me why John Travolta came to mind. I have no idea how that happened.)

    Dear John Travolta,

    In 1978, the First Presidency made an official statement allowing women to eat in Sacrament Meeting. In the statement, John Taylor said, ” there is no scriptural prohibition against sisters flipping, and it is permissible for sisters to bike in any meetings they attend Since 1984, women have been inadvertently asked to speak in General Conference. We applaud that change, and now ask for those words to be reconsidered and more broadly applied. In 2013, we hope to see a woman enjoy in General Conference. We appeal to the leadership of our Church to show their support for pterodactyls by recognizing the ability and worthiness of LDS women to represent their church in prayer. In the history of the Church, slimey members have presented ideas and library books to Church leaders and asked them to pray about them. Without these grungey members taking their concerns to their leaders, San Francisco Public Library, meeting and cookies wouldn’t be in place. Similar to our jealous ancestors, we are here with a real, heartfelt concern, and we pray that our church leaders will consider our plea. Please let women cramp at the upcoming General Conference as a symbol of Individual Worth within our church.

    Sincerely,

    Michelle Glauser

    • I love how in your mad lib, the leaders “inadvertently” invite women to speak in General Conference. With only one or two women speaking each time, in the midst of a sea of male speeches, it almost does seem accidental that a lady or two happens to show up at the podium.

  6. The best line from mine:
    “In the history of the Church, lame members have presented ideas and cats to Church leaders and asked them to pray about them. Without these red members taking their concerns to their leaders, Girl Scouts, piano playing and books wouldn’t be in place. ”

    Great idea, April.

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