Brigham Young University has revoked the diploma of Chad Hardy, a 31-year-old alum who was excommunicated in July by the Mormon church for, among other reasons, producing a 2008 "Men on a Mission" calendar that featured shirtless Mormon missionaries, the Associated Press reports.
Hardy attended BYU graduation services in August, after his excommunication, but on September 30 received a letter from a top school official saying that a nonacademic hold had been placed on his record. "If in the future you are reinstated as a member of the church in good standing, you are invited to contact my office regarding your possible eligibility for the awarding of a degree," the letter read.
Hardy told the AP he intends to fight the decision "tooth and nail."
His calendar has sold nearly 11,000 copies, with sales seeing a particular boost after news of his excommunication broke.