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BYU Yanks Degree From Men on a Mission Calendar Maker

Ding-dong! And that's in the metaphorical and literal sense, I suppose. A whole calendar of Mormon missionaries shirtless? Yes — though the hotness of the bell-ringing men depicted has landed its creator in some hot water with his alma mater, Brigham Young University.

Chad Hardy graduated from BYU and created the calendar called "Men on a Mission" aimed at shaking up the boring or cookie-cutter stereotype of the LDS lads. After selling more than 11,000 copies featuring the missionaries in shirtless beefcake poses, last month Hardy received a letter saying that there had been a nonacademic hold placed on his degree. He'd been excommunicated from the church, and that "If in the future you are reinstated as a member of the church in good standing, you are invited to contact my office regarding your possible eligibility for the awarding of a degree." He plans to fight the decision "tooth and nail."


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Reasons for the excommunication include the calendar as well as failure to pay tithing and other religious obligations. The 2009 version is on sale now. The controversy is all well and good, but want to see the missionaries sans shirts? Then without further ado,

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karenpanna karenpanna 7 years
If making or supporting the calender warrants excommunication, I'll take a first class ticket to Hell, please. ;) I am sure their hearts were in the right places... underneath those rippling muscles begging for a little lovin'! ;p
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
"he is in very good shape and he was SHINING and clearly spends like hours more on his personal grooming than I do. And I was wondering why my first reaction was, "why do I feel like he would cut me up into little pieces if he could?"" :ROTFL: Yeah...Bale might have ruined that whole "waxed and fit" look for a lot of women.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 7 years
"I also really dislike the "waxed chest" look. That and the muscles even bothered me about Christian Bale in American Psycho. I don't like guys who look like they spend more time grooming themselves and thinking about their bodies than girls!" Jude!!! Thank you for making this connection for me. I just went on FB and was looking at pics of a friend from HS who moved to NYC. He and his gf were in the Dominican and very tan, and he is in very good shape and he was SHINING and clearly spends like hours more on his personal grooming than I do. And I was wondering why my first reaction was, "why do I feel like he would cut me up into little pieces if he could?" And I second (or third?) haus' praise that this is the height of journalistic integrity on citizen. I vote for a puppy post for tomorrow!
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
My wife loves my chest hair. Her father gives me cr@p about the sweater I'm wearing. I don't know where it came from, my bro and my dad are almost hairless..
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Thank you, thank you, thank you I'll be here all week folks!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
:woohoo: I knew you could do it!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Indie's future offspring! ketchup Pictures, Images and Photos
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
lol, one of them didn't go insane!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
This sounds like GS's chance to re-post that ginormous photo she posted yesterday :rotfl:
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Indie wants to marry a bottle of ketchup. Ketchup-digger.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Indie wants to marry a bottle of ketchup.Ketchup-digger.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
ketchup?
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
ketchup?
lorenashley lorenashley 7 years
i remember my freshman year....i was having studies with them because one of the elders was scorching hot :oops:
em1282 em1282 7 years
"James McAvoy in Wanted is about as fit as I can handle, and even he was a bit too hairless and shiny for my taste." :rotfl: I think I ogled both Angelina and James in that movie. Just sayin', they're both gorgeous.
em1282 em1282 7 years
"James McAvoy in Wanted is about as fit as I can handle, and even he was a bit too hairless and shiny for my taste.":rotfl: I think I ogled both Angelina and James in that movie. Just sayin', they're both gorgeous.
indielove indielove 7 years
Ang is hot.
indielove indielove 7 years
Ang is hot.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
:ROTFL: It's okay. I'm allowed to ogle during that movie, because he does it to Angelina anyway!
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
:ROTFL:It's okay. I'm allowed to ogle during that movie, because he does it to Angelina anyway!
Sticker1 Sticker1 7 years
What happened to the guys that posed? Were they kicked out of the church too?
indielove indielove 7 years
You so love him. I'm telling!
indielove indielove 7 years
You so love him. I'm telling!
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