What do you guys think about this topic?? I’ve seen various viewpoints on the subject and think it’s good to get the conversation rolling.
Latter-day Saint professional athlete Bryce Harper, 22, is an all-star baseball player for the Washington Nationals. Along with Jimmer Fredette and Jabari Parker, he has been one of the Mormon role models to capture the heart of America with their spark and religious convictions.
Sadly, Bryce Harper chose to be involved in ESPN’s Body Issue in which famous athletes pose nude, showing off their sculpted Roman-like physiques. I thought about this before writing, but I came to a simple conclusion.
If you’re going to be a role model for Christ and His church you better not defile it.
He wasn’t always like this, though. In 2013 Deseret News highlighted the Bryce Harper I looked up to: “Bryce Harper: MLB slugger has high standards on and off the field”
Here are a couple quotes from the Deseret News article showing how Harper felt 2 years ago:
“I feel I can be a walking Book of Mormon and help people…
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