Bailing today

Sorry, everyone. I promise next week I'll be back up to par!

If you do want to get your dander up, you can go check out the MSN video mentioned yesterday by Science Teacher Mommy. It's about a bunch of Mormon guys home from their missions who decided that a good idea would be to wax their chests, apply some makeup to their abs, and pose for some "Mormons Exposed" calendar. You know, to show the world that Mormons are just like everyone else.

I think this is a touch misguided. After all, people who think we have horns don't think they grow out of our nipples. Shaving their heads might have done more to clear up any misconceptions the general public make have.

There's even a website, and the whole thing just makes me shake my head in disbelief. For an extra kick in the pants, go read what the guys are saying about why they decided to participate.

I swear. They must have been exposed to a lot of lead paint during those two years.


Science Teacher Mommy said... [reply]

The website tee shirts are pretty cute, but they go to support the overall project so probably not a good idea to get a hot pink one that says "I love Mormon men."

It is for charity . . . I guess fast offering and the prepetual education and humanitarian funds just aren't cutting it.

I'll have to tell Plantboy that they are holding auditions.

Suzie1 said... [reply]

I just don't know what to think about that.... Except that these are the Mormon men who would never date me.

The question, "How would you feel if Mormon women were doing the same?" made me chuckle. How, indeed!

abby said... [reply]

I love how my filter at work thought the website was porn because the words mormonsexposed has the words sex in it.

Jenny said... [reply]

What a bunch of stupid guys.

Scully said... [reply]

It does work as a nice screening system for dating. You already know they are crazy up front. It saves time really.

Hannah said... [reply]

Wow. How incredibly stupid.

KarateMommy said... [reply]

Now, why would they be selling a Men's t-shirt that reads "i heart mormon boys" ?

Natalie said... [reply]


Really. I'm speechless.

I am also wondering if the guy with his underpants exposed on the LDS dating website is one of these guys. Because it's too much of a coincidence.

Lady Susan said... [reply]

Aaak! I actually know Mr. January. He served in the same mission and at the same time as I did. I can't say that I am overly surprised at his showing up on the calander. His idea of missionary work was rather loosly based....like a lot of elders I knew actually.

Maggie said... [reply]

I can't believe how stupid that is! One day they're going to look back and realize how dumb that act was and, hopefully, regret it. Maybe not though you never can tell.

Usually Happy said... [reply]

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh...I'm speechless after seeing that.

I'm thinking about putting together a calendar of a bunch of overweight geeky bald returned missionaries.

miranda said... [reply]

Representatives of Christ, indeed.

kristen said... [reply]

Direct quote from the site: "....these hunky young men of faith explode with sexuality on each calendar page."

Men of faith? Uh, did I miss something? I didn't think men of faith confused bearing their testimony with 'baring their testimony'. Wow. I think they need to serve another 2 years; they obviously missed something. I hope their bishops catch wind of this.

chosha said... [reply]

This is not much different to what you'd see in a shirts and skins basketball game. HOWEVER...the thinking behind the calendar sounds like a whole lot of justification to me, and this Chad guy's "that was then, this is now" reasoning? Yes, missionaries are representing the church, but is he arguing that regular members aren't? There's no question that the calendar poses are supposed to be sexy/provocative. It's immodest, and contrary to popular belief, this is not a trait only attractive in women.

Guys, you wanna be a sex god and raise the temperature in the room? - you go right ahead. Just make sure that woman in front of you is your wife and not some girl who just bought your abs for $12.50 at the newsagent.

Suzie1 said... [reply]

So, I read Twilight last night in one fell swoop (started at 8:30, finished at 1:30).

It depressed the hell out of me.

Is that the wrong reaction to have?

Squirrel Boy said... [reply]

Yeah, I think there's a lot of rationalization and justification going on here. It seems like they've made the mistake of assuming that just because something is controversial, it must mean it's important and needs to be done.

Oh, and I wanted to smack that one guy who hemmed and hawed about whether it'd be okay if women did the same thing. I guess it's okay for men to challenge preconceptions and push boundaries and whatnot, but not women.

Also, was anyone else weirded out by how hot and bothered the anchorwoman was getting?

Cicada said... [reply]

I've got to admit, one of my regrets from my Italian mission was not buying one of those "Priests" calendars near the Vatican... it's twelve months of Priests, and I just thought it was really funny.

Of course, the Priests were wearing their full priestly outfits, so...

Oh, and a hot item on my mission was a homemade Sisters of Temple Square calendar, made from Ensign photos of Temple Square sister missionaries. Again, I have to say, it was pretty funny, if you don't count the part where it actually involved cutting up the Ensign...

This, however, I'm not okay with and I don't think is all that funny. Bad PR, I think.

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