Ex-Mormon calendar-maker has BYU diploma yanked

The Las Vegas man behind a calendar featuring shirtless returned Mormon missionaries has had his diploma yanked by the Mormon-owned Brigham Young University.

Chad Hardy says he finished his last four units for graduation in June. On Aug. 15, he crossed the stage with other graduates during ceremonies at the Provo school.

In between, he was excommunicated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A letter from BYU’s director of student academic and advisement services says Hardy’s graduation application is on “hold” and that he can reapply if he is “reinstated as a member of the church in good standing.”


That’s surprising. I was under the impression that members of any faith could attend BYU.

Sounds like an embarrassing and messy lawsuit on the horizon. If BYU was smart, they’d pony up that degree in a hurry.

…shirtless returned Mormon missionaries …

this is so wrong on so many levels.

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