Good morning, Netizens...
Some considerable rattle, hue and noise is being raised about Hot Mormon Muffins Calendar (http://hotmormonmuffins.com/) both from within the vast Mormon Church and in the news media as well. This tasteful but tongue-in-cheek calendar features Mormon Women in what Mormons Exposed, the calendar designers, describe as a controversial but informational look at Mormon women.
These are not sultry, nor even cheesecake photographs of women, Mormon or otherwise. They are tastefully done, and all for a good cause, as all money raised by the organization goes to combat breast cancer. It you are curious enough to do so, take a close and perhaps introspective look at the women who appear on the calendar at http://hotmormonmuffins.com/meet.php and perhaps you will see they are, for the most part, attractive, well-educated mothers and Mormons to the core.
Promoted by the organization Mormons Exposed, this all began as another calendar, Men on a Mission Calendar (http://mormonsexposed.com/) which featured male Mormon missionaries posing bare-chested, which is controversial enough by itself. If you have ever wondered how it feels to actually serve as missionaries on foreign soils some of their brief comments about life in foreign countries are illuminating and very educational.
Last year, a dustup over the
calendar ultimately cost its creator, Las Vegas entrepreneur Chad
Hardy, his membership in the church and his diploma from the
church-owned Brigham Young University. I didn't know you could take away a college degree for moral turpitude, but then welcome to Brigham Young.
Both calendars strive, I believe, attempt to depict another view of Mormon men and women, one largely free of some of the rigid adherence to Mormon stereotypes, all done with good taste and a sense of humor.