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No BYU diploma for creator of calendar

No BYU diploma for creator of calendar



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The man who created the controversial "Men on a Mission" calendar has completed his college classes, but he's not getting a degree from Brigham Young University.

That calendar featured former LDS missionaries posing shirtless. It was one of the reasons Chad Hardy was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in July. Hardy walked in August but was told in September he will not receive his diploma. A BYU spokesperson says a student must be in good standing with the university and the LDS church when they apply for graduation.

The Deseret News reports Hardy has not been active in the church for six years but completed his last two required religion courses at BYU over the summer.

The paper says the 2008 "Men on a Mission" calendar sold nearly 10,000 copies.

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