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Mormons Slam Calendar's Missionary Position

7/10/2008 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Who knew a bunch of shirtless Mormon hunks could lead to so much drama?! Don't get your magic underwear in a bunch!
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TMZ has obtained a letter sent to Chad Hardy, the Mormon creator of the steamy Men on a Mission calendar, by the LDS church -- threatening disfellowship or excommunication for "conduct unbecoming a member." Coincidence? Chad thinks not.

Hot Mormons: Click to launchHardy tells TMZ he believes he's being targeted for the 12-monther -- but admits he doesn't attend church meetings or pay his tithing. He also believes his repentance will include closing up shop on the calendar, which he ain't ready to do. Save me Joseph Smith!

For their part the Church refuses to comment on the whole thing, "out of respect for the member himself."

We're guessing they won't like his next idea either -- Mormon Muffins: A Taste of Motherhood.

UPDATE: On July 13, Chad Hardy was officially excommunicated for "conduct unbecoming a member of the church."

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61.

Bash a Pap    

Hehehehehe... They are worried about people seeing their member... If I was LDS I'd beg to get kicked out.

2194 days ago
62.

Sarah    

I love how everyone can jump on the i hate mormon bandwagon. EVERY religion has their issues but it seems like everyone can so easily harp on the mormons. Every religion has something that's ritualistic, catholics stand up and sit down during mass repeating what their priests says. Catholics were the original polygamist. Thousands of women (nuns) married to God. Muslims pray and kneel at a wall. And all most all religions ask for money. I'm not bashing catholics, it's a religion that i have a lot of respect for. I just don't see how Mormonism is considered anymore of a cult. I've been in the temple, in fact i'm going tonight. Their is nothing cult like about it.

I personally love my jesus jammies =) You have to have a good sense of humor to be mormon, theirs to many un educated people spouting off out there to take it seriously. Hardy doesn't even seem like he's active, he's just trying to make something out of himself from all this which is lame.

2194 days ago
63.

OhCanada    

I find your "magic underwear" statement to be totally offensive and in bad taste! You are making light of something that is sacred to the Mormon faith-comments like that show your site for what it is: completely base and tacky and obviously written by high school drop outs who want to be writers but can't find a 'real" magazine to write for. In addittion the people who say 'I used to be a Mormon" or these letters are used as 'scare tactics" are pathetic! You were incapable of following the church's teachings or bend the religion to make yourself feel better and so now you are lashing out at it. Take responsibility for your own short commings and don't blame the LDS church for your failure as a decent human being! Have you ever heard the saying "I think he protesth too much?" The more garbage you 'ex-mormons' hurl about your former faith, the more childish and disgruntled you appear. I suppose you blame your parents, your siblings, your school, even your dog for what you have or in most cases have not become! The Mormon church s NO different than any other religion-you don't follow the standards set out for you by the church, any church, and you either have to reform your ways or get out. Very standard and normal for ALL religions. Finally one more parting shot-to the complete IDIOTS who are SO misinformed and retarded that they think we have plural wives or better yet that we marry 12 year olds-get your head out of your butt-that is not the Mormon church or ANY of its members! My God, its like saying to every German you meet-hey aren't you a Nazi? Only STUPID people generalize!

2194 days ago
64.

Anita    

Mormon leaders are openly lying about the church's growth.

When is the last time any of you have seen a whole family join? Not move-ins but actual converts.
It rarely happens anymore.

The only converts Mormonism attracts today are the poor and the mentally ill, or people in dire straits who temporarily can't think straight. They generally don't stick around long. Thus the revolving door of converts.

Any growth is in disadvantaged nations where unsophisticated people lack access to info or the web.

The stone that was supposed to cover the hole earth is nothing but a frikking pebble after all.

2194 days ago
65.

wondering....    

I wonder why the mormon church is punishing him, yet it lets the Marriots sell hard core porn in thier hotels......I guess you have to be a famous mormon, not just a regular guy to get away with it.

2194 days ago
66.

Bash a Pap    

Anyone who is "offended" by someones comments about religion have no idea how America works.

2194 days ago
67.

OhCanada    

We do not let the general public in to our temples because what we do there is SACRED to us, not SECRET! There is a big difference! It is clear from atleast half of the posts on this site that we are right in our belief that the general public would not only not understand what goes on in our temples but make fun of it! I don't care what religion you are, it is wrong, wrong, wrong, to make fun of another religions beliefs! NO MATTER HOW STRANGE THEY MAY APPEAR TO YOU! To the idiot who says we are based on the occult or better yet that we make blood/death oaths-you are seriously demented! You cannot actually believe that and be a sane member of society! Next you are going to tell me that Mormons are closet Satanists who have alien babies and midget sacrifies on the alters in our temples! You sound so idiotic! Time to start taking your meds again, stop watching so many X-files and while you are at it take the tin foil lined pan off your head-there are no aliens making crop circles listening to your brain waves! Grow up!

2194 days ago
68.

whit    

justme: I'm sorry you had such a bad experience and lived in constant fear. www.mormon.org

As for the calendar story: we have been blessed with the opportunity to make decisions for ourselves. But with each decision we make, good or bad, comes consequences. We can choose which choice to make but we do not get to choose the consequences that come with our choices.

2194 days ago
69.

Dobbie17    

While the Mormons deny that they have anything in common with the Polig practices of the FLDS there is more to it than they would want to admit. First the church still performs polig marriages in that a man may be sealed to a second wife for the eternities if has first wife has died. (Of course women are limited to the one mate). Dalin Oaks, a current mormon apostle is still sealed to his first wife who died as well as his current one.

The Church has never retracted section 132 of the Doctrine and Covenants, a Mormon body of scripture, which authorizes poligamy. In fact most Mormons understand that it at some point in the future will be practiced again.

Of course FLDS poligamy has its roots in 19th century Mormon practices. While Joseph Smith did not marry 12 year olds he did marry girls as young as 14. In addition he married women who were already married. Those facts can be found in the Church's own geneology databases.

Just a note on tithing. Members are encouraged/pressured to attend "tithing settlement" at the end of every year where they have to declare if they are full, part or non tithe payers. On the other hand the church provides no financial information what soever as to how their member's donations are used.

by the way I am surprised to see so many Mormons posting here. This is not the sort of site that your leaders would approve of. Don't you guys have some home teaching to do?

2194 days ago
70.

Texas    

It's called RESPECT. Everyone is free to choose, practice, and have whatever religion they choose. There are obviously a lot here that don't know that word. Let people choose and practice what religion they know is true. If you don't believe in it, fine, but at least respect others and their religions.

2194 days ago
71.

Anita    

Note how Mormons always try to counter facts with feelings.

The do this because hard facts are not on their side.

Fraudulent bunch.

2194 days ago
72.

Diane    

Mormons can have caffeine. We are specifically told to not have "hot drinks" which are coffee and tea. I dislike it when even members get their information incorrect.

2194 days ago
73.

Texas    

I can't believe all the bashing. Very disrespectful. No one is making you join the Mormon church. You have your opinions and that's fine, but at least be respectful. And most of the stuff posted here is not even fact. Unless you have TRULY researched the religion, keep your mouth shut.

2194 days ago
74.

im_mormon    

Lusty Lutheran Babes, Nuns Gone Wild, Buddhists in the Buff...I don't think there's a religion out there that claims moral standards that would be pleased with their name being associated with what they percieve to be salacious materials (clothed or not).

There are a lot of mormon's who make up their own rules and regulations and deviate from what is official church doctrine, sometimes these people are even in local leadership positions, but that doesn't make it right or doctrine. So all the weird counsel about sex rules is just that...weird, and not official church doctrine. The doctrine is: sex is reserved for within the bounds of marriage, anything outside is sin.

Mormon's that think that being deaded automatically gives them a planet are crazy. Read John chapter 17 in the new testament. We believe that Christ, through His divine grace, will bless those that keep His commandments. Including verse 24 King James Translation "...Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory"

There are mormon's at all different levels of committment, and understanding. Talking to people is going to give you a very human interpretation of a subject as complex as religion. We have very active members of our church who have all manner of imperfections. If you want to know what the church preaches to it's members, lds.org has all of the weekly lesson materials and archives of the general counsel given to members, nothing hidden. If you want a general introduction...mormon.org. There's also plenty of people who don't understand or who hate that are more than willing to give you their take, I just ask that you take everyone's opinions (mormons, ex-mormons, non-mormons) with a grain of salt...somewhere in the middle lies the truth.

On subject, I'm much better looking than any of those dudes.

2194 days ago
75.

Texas    

This is for Brigham....Mormons talk about feelings a lot because they actually have them, unlike a lot of people here. And there are many facts to back it all up. Try doing your research first.

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