There is no adequate or quantifiable way that I can relay how I came across this site, or at least one that would leave me void of potential ridicule. But I stumbled upon something that made me do a double take, and I clicked out of sheer perverse curiosity. LDS Skinny Dipper Connection appears on first glance to be a social networking site designed to attract members of the church (obviously not active ones-regardless of what they may claim) who have a "wholesome interest in social nudity under appropriate circumstances." There is no nude photographs on the site itself but the site is designed to help those who feel that nudist colony types and naturism are LDS acceptable. They even go so far as to take scriptures out of context to help "justify" that their approach to social nudity is actually doctrinally sound!
Perhaps I am missing something in the translation of this poorly designed site that looks like it is from the mid 1990's, but don't we wear garments to cover our nakedness? There is a sacred temple ordinance to ENSURE that we are clothed, covered, and modest. These garments have been described as an outward expression of an inward commitment. So then, does it mean if you chose to act in opposition to garment related principles by being naked in public, that your outward expression is that you have no inward commitment?
In fact there are covenants associated with this practice that would suggest that any practice to the opposite would be a violation of those covenants. I don't know of any more obvious way to open the door to temptation and infidelity than to consider this practice in line with church doctrine. They call it naturist, I call it rationalization to the coo-coo degree.
In any case, I am constantly amazed at the number of individuals who, for some reason or another, go hyper-principled and act as if they have found the secret that is missing from the Mormon puzzle. For these guys it just happens to be socially acceptable nudity. Why didn't the prophets think of this before!? Nude Music and the Spoken Word with a Mormon Tabernacle Choir; youth conferences would be much more well attended; the possibilities are endless! Gives new meaning to "active" LDS.