The Church of Latter-Day Saints does not approve of masculine objectification. Not in their name, at least, which explains why the Mormon church’s leaders excommunicated Chad Hardy, the man behind the skintastic calender Men On A Mission.
Though definitely disappointed about being boot from the community, Hardy insists he’s not holding a grudge:
“I have no ill feelings toward any of those people,” Hardy said of the church council. “They did what they believed was right and I really do feel it was the best decision for both of us.”
Hardy said the purpose of the 2008 calendar was not to tear down the church or its 13 million members.
“The project is about stepping outside the stereotypes and stepping outside of the image,” Hardy said. “Not everybody fits the image and I let them know we’re not trying to portray an image for the entire church.”
Christ, can you imagine if the entire Church looked like the men in the calendar? Mitt Romney would have received our vote for sure!