Remember Chad Hardy?
I wrote about him last November. Hardy is the creator of "Mormons Exposed
," a beefy wall calendar that hangs out near my desk. At the time, Hardy said, “Whether you love, hate or are indifferent to Mormons, you can appreciate this project for what it represents.” Here's the rest of the column.
Well, I think Chad was just a wee too bit successful. In the midst of doing his 2009 calendar, temple "elders" met with Hardy on Sunday
and decided to excommunicate him from the church for his godless images. According to an AP article, Hardy said church higher-ups told him, "The calendar is inappropriate and not the image that the church wants to have."
So far none of the missionary "models" have been dealt the same blow.
Why do I think this will just sell more calendars?