Zaniness Behind the Zion Curtain….

So, you wanna live next to an Apostle? Some realtor thinks you will…. Nice house. Don’t know which apostle, but the realtor’s name is PAUL. Get it? Apostle Paul? Never mind.

How about this one? Semi-nekkid missionaries on a calendar. NO, really. I am so not lying. The FAQ for Mormons Exposed: Men on a Mission, says:

Q: What is Mormons Exposed?

A: Mormons Exposed is a new brand launching a forward-thinking product – a steamy 2008 calendar featuring twelve handsome former Mormon missionaries who have dared to pose bare-chested in the first-ever Men on a Mission calendar. Usually seen riding their bicycles and preaching door-to-door, the calendar celebrates these missionaries’ great looks and beautiful bodies, as well as the amazing stories of service of these deeply spiritual men.

The pictures are actually pretty innocent, although I would think the HIGHER UPS at Church HQ would frown at the mishies minus their Jesus Jammies, “baring” their testimonies. My personal opinion is a group of wanna-be actors and models with Mormon roots got together and decided to create some controversy and get themselves noticed. More power to them.

This struck me as funny, though.

A: Having come from a sixth-generation Mormon family, lived in Utah for 8 years, and served a 2-year religious mission himself, Chad Hardy, the producer and co-founder of Mormons Exposed, has an in-depth understanding of the LDS church and its devotees. Since the veil surrounding the Mormon religion can be difficult for outsiders to permeate or to understand, the humor of the calendar is intended to help debunk common misperceptions and dispel some myths about the Mormon religion – encouraging people of every belief system to be more tolerant of one another.

Uh, Chad? I’d say you missed a few Sunday school lessons, and maybe were hanging out behind the Church smoking a doobie or something. An in-depth understanding my ass. If you thought they were saying STRIPPING WARRIORS, I just want to clarify it was STRIPLING warriors. See the L there? STRIP-ling, not STRIP-ping

Utah’s a funny place…..


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9 Responses to Zaniness Behind the Zion Curtain….

  1. Pingback: My Personal Blog » Zaniness Behind the Zion Curtain….

  2. Cele says:

    So this is a new take on give them meat instead of milk philosophy?


  3. PMP says:

    Heh, I actually tried to show the Mormons Exposed Calendar to a returned missionary co-worker. She refused to look at it because they were not wearing their Jesus Jammies.


  4. Bubblehead says:

    Too funny! I am an escaped convict from Mormonville (altough I have to go back next week to see my VERY mormon family)

    Some of the craziest people I know in Utah are return missionaries. Seems half of them go on to be calculus teaches 15 kids, the rest turn to porn and alcohol.

    Maybe next year they’ll make a calendar of return Sister Missionaries showing their upper arms, oooooohhhh


  5. Mary says:

    Funny, in my Bible it doesn’t sound as if any of the apostles could afford million-dollar homes, or would buy them if they could.


  6. Artemis says:

    I think this is the LDS Church’s way of reaching out to the *Gay* community. 98% of *Playgirls* subscribers are gay men.


  7. hiker says:

    I wonder if the Mia Maids are secretly buying this thing when nobody’s looking.

    I love my Mormon boy
    He is my pride and joy
    He knows most everything from Alma on down.

    Get on down indeed!!!


  8. sleepyinsaudi says:

    Hah! I tried to click on the beefcake calendar but it’s blocked here in the land of sand! The Websense filter says the reason isthat it has “sex” in its content. Sheesh!
    I’m being protected from half nekkid Mormans for my own good.


  9. *blink blink*

    I looked at those bare-chested boys and I feel dirty now. Really, really dirty.


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