Las Vegas Sun

September 20, 2021

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Mormon “stud” calendar causes problems

Chad Hardy, the brain behind the Men on a Mission calendars, which feature topless returned Mormon missionaries doing their best to look sexy, is facing discipline and possible excommunication because of the project.

Check out this Associated Press article on the controversy.

The basics are this: Hardy got a letter from Frank E. Davie, a Las Vegas Mormon church leader. The letter summoned him to a meeting with the church's council of elders to discuss his "conduct unbecoming a member of the church."

Hardy, 31, was a missionary once, but has not been an active member of the church since 2002, he told the AP. Davie reported the meeting could conclude with Hardy's excommunication, probation or exoneration.

Here's a Sun article on the first Men on a Mission calendar.

The second is set to be released in September, maybe no matter what happens at the meeting.

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