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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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76.

Diane    

Oh and all you haters need to think about this little Bible verse Judge not lest ye be judged. Stop judging Mormons for their beliefs. I know that your churches and families have probably taught you to hate us while you should be learning about the Lord Jesus Christ. My church doesn't do that. And when did you all find yourselves to be so high and mighty. Everyone makes mistakes in life. Every church has some sort of sordid past, I am sure. I have never been to one that hasn't. And I used to be Baptist, Southern Baptist. I don't hate on Catholics for things priests have been publicized of doing. That isn't my business. My business is first and foremost spreading the love Jesus Christ has for everyone. And that is something that cannot be denied.

Oh yah. Any church that has not been rooted for at least 500 years can be considered a cult. So, maybe Baptists are cults. Maybe Methodists are. Maybe so are Episcopalians. Christianity used to be thought of as a cult. I bet many of you would never consider Christianity as a whole as a cult. So, just think. And people are really closing themselves off to wonderful individuals if they do not meet and befriend people from all walks of life and faith.

The end

2293 days ago
77.

OhCanada    

The Mormon church has NO problem with any Mormon being on this site-there are no rules or regulations regarding that sort of think! I find it rather funny that you seem to think the church controls every aspect of our lives-we have this thing call freedom of choice and if we want to go on this site, we are welcome to it! While I currently have no home teaching to do, don't you have some coffee to go suck down while you discuss your self importance while whacking off to a Jenna Jameson porno and cap it off with a shot of tequilla and a smoke? See how stupid we sound when we make sweeping generalizations you idiot! Inastead of deflecting all your anger and self loathing on to the Mormon church, why not take a look in the mirror, get yourself right with WHATEVER God you believe in and stop worrying about what the Mormons are doing? No-you probably won't do that will you? You will spend the next half hour trying to come up with some witty rebutal, soemthing that will really put all these Mormons to shame...you are so pathetic!

2293 days ago
78.

Lisa    

BYRCE WILCOX: if you are related to Elizabeth (Liz) Wilcox, tell her that Downey High is holding our 20 year reunion August 2nd @ Hilton in Costa Mesa, CA

2293 days ago
79.

Anita    

Ha! If no one is making you join the Mormon church then why are your mishies pestering people.

Do you have ANY idea how they try to pressure people by telling half-truths and outright lies?

As to research, many of us have researched Mormonim more than members who are made to swallow the filtered truths from the Ensign and pulpit.

Your church's claims are built on FRAUGHT. You need to research more. What you don't know about your own cult is a lot.

2293 days ago
80.

OhCanada    

Emma-I am not puting, far from it! I am well aware of "free speech" However, there is a big difference between free speech and out and out hate! I suppose you are one of those card carrying free speechers who think that the Klu Klux Clan should be allowed to spew its hate laced profanities? Or maybe we should let all the male chauvinists out there insult and degrade women or better yet how about the anti-gay people, should we let them spew their hate about gays and lesbians? There is a line that should not be crossed on ANY leve, a line where freedom of speech becomes a weapon NOT vehicle for change. THAT line was crossed with the 'magic underwear' statement, if you can't see that then you really are a lost cause.

2293 days ago
81.

OhCanada    

Todd,
If you are so educated on the Mormon church then how come you can't even spell Mormon right? Also, you keep saying fraugh...do you mean FRAUD? What Mormon research are you reading when you can't even freaking spell!

2293 days ago
82.

Anita    

"Milk before meat" "sacred/secret" these and many other Mormon slogans are designed to cover up and excuse their lying.

Thank God the Mormon church is losing members instead of gaining.

2293 days ago
83.

Texas    

I actually have researched this religion extensively. As I have with other religions also. I have a lot of respect for all religions. You have a right to say no to anyone or anything. That is your right. But have a little bit more respect. You may have researched it, but you probably did with a preset mind on how it is. When doing your research on ANYTHING you have to have an open mind. I know a lot more about this religion and others. Know all your facts before you make yourself look like a bigger idiot.

2293 days ago
84.

Anita    

As usual Morons are straining at a gnat , in this case a few typos., while swallowing the crap their so-called church teaches.

2293 days ago
85.

Tito    

#53 Angiebaby - I had to laugh out loud at your statements regarding sex! I don't know if that was a joke or not, but thought I might share with you my thoughts as a married LDS person.

Yes... it has been encouraged no sex before or outside of marriage... that in itself is an entirely different topic... but I had to comment on the non-enjoyment of sex and just for procreating. If this were really true, I would have been excommunicated long ago. Our bishop, when talking on this subject old us that God has offered the practice of sex to married couples no only to procreate, but to show our love for our spouse... and my personal take is....sex can be rrrrraaaaaarrrrrrrr!!!!! Yeah, my husband and I have been able to procreate from it, but BELIEVE ME... that was not the reason! I remember our bishop also stating that his questions stopped at the bedroom door, but also gave the advice that if there is anything that our spouses ask us to do, and we feel uncomfortable about it, we have the right to say no. Angiebaby... I have not said no yet!

I told my husband I was writing this comment and that there may be some LDS people out there that might be put off by my comments. He said it was time that we come out of the closet about sex.... or maybe go back into the closet, or in the pool, or on the floor, or in the kitchen.... so, some of us even have a sense of humor about it!

Thanks for posting that, Angiebaby. Hope that brings some things to light. Bt there might actually be some LDS people out there that agree with you, but have no clue why, as that is not the standard or a rule. All I can say is that I pity them and should lend out my husband for a couple of hours!

2293 days ago
86.

Texas    

Eliza once again you don't know your facts either. The Morman church has had an incline in members for years. They are currently over 13 million members.

2293 days ago
87.

oc surfer    

How do we know for sure the basis for this letter stems from the calendar? Could be for something else entirely?

Personally as active member of the LDS Church and a returned missionary myself, I don't have a problem with these calendars. Big deal.

My feeling is that there's more to the story than just a calendar.

2293 days ago
88.

Anita    

A mormo is an evil spirit that used to accompany the sorceress/goddess Hekate.

God, you Mormons are such idiots.

And you demand respect?

For falling for Joseph's fraud?

Wear your silly garments that won't earn you salvation, Pay your tithes to the old farts in Salt Lake so they can fund their pet building projects.

Just don't tell the rest of us Mormonism is The Truth.
It hasn't got a leg to stand on.

2293 days ago
89.

Gadzuke    

Ohcanada, you mean anti-gay people like the LDS leaders? Or did you mean some other anti-gay people? Yes, I think the KKK should be allowed to spew their vitriolic comments. And so should the anti-KKK people. That's what freedom of the press means.

And if you think that Mormons ans blood oaths are not one-and-the-same, then you clearly didn't go through the temple prior to 1990. They removed them about this time. Up until then, they were very much a part of the endowment.

I am a card-carrying member BTW, although my searching, pondering and praying (as admonished by the prophets) has given me the knowledge to see that the church is simply not what it claims to be. Nobody forced me to join, but I was indoctrinated into it since birth. It brainwashes its members by making them too afraid to look for the real truth outside of what they are taught in Sunday School. Go ahead, ask your bishop to explain whether or not the Book of Abraham is an actual translation like Joseph Smith claimed it was. Most likely, your bishop e won't lie, he'll tell you that it isn't because it's been proven that it isn't. He'll try to spin it instead by sayi9ng something mindless like "it's not for us to understand at this time", and tell you to stop looking at "anti" sites because this sort of (true) information will damage your testimony.

Why do I care? I gave 4 decades of my life and thousands of dollars to an organization which I found to be a hoax. Don't I have the right to be a little bitter? Had I been approached as an adult, I never would have joined. Had my parents been approached as adults, they probably wouldn't have either. But waaaay back, several of my ancestors were gullible enough to be duped by this fraudulent cult, and as a result I was brainwashed into believing it most of my life. So, yes, I'm bitter. Deal with it.

2293 days ago
90.

Starr    

The idea of "accurate information" coming from the followers of a religion created by a shroom eating criminal run out of his town is amusing.

Tell them about the fun y'all have in temple ceremonies like your wedding where you all whisper your super secret code names to your spouse so you can "find" each other in heaven. Which is handy since women go to second tier :P

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