It appears that the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not amused. Mormon Chad Hardy has been summoned to a Church disciplinary hearing for possible excommunication after he produced a popular “Men on a Mission” calendar showing Mormon hunks without shirts. The new missionary position is that such photos are completely unacceptable — even if they do help with door-to-door outreach programs.
Hardy must appear before a council of elders to discuss his “conduct unbecoming a member of the church.” The 2008 calendar features 12 returned church missionaries without shirts — a take off on the fireman and police calendars. In biographical sketches each of the men (who are on missionary duty) talks about his beliefs.
Hardy was told that the call for discipline came directly from Salt Lake City. Someone marked this week for the hearing — just under hunky Mr. July.