The Hot Mormon Muffins calendar makes light of Mormon stereotypes and puts quite a different perspective on motherhood. Read more and see other Hot Mormon Muffin calendar photos below!
The “Hot Mormon Muffins: A Taste of Motherhood” calendar features twelve mothers that are member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in sexy pinup poses. And each month also features a different muffin recipe.
The men of the Latter Day Saints had their “Men on a Mission” calendar of twelve church missionaries so it’s time for the ladies to have their fun.
The men’s calendar brought about its creator Chad Hardy’s membership in the church being taken away as well as his diploma from the church-owned Brigham Young University.
Hardy said the calendars are to shake up stereotypes that show Mormons as stuffy or hyper-conservative.
“For Mormons, the most holy calling next to missionary work is motherhood,” said Hardy. “But they’re not all the subservient housewives that people think they are.”
Miss May and cover model Tami Roberts might appear to fit the sterotype at first glance. Roberts, 35, is a lifetime Mormon and has been married 17 years to a Mormon man and has three daughters, ages 11, 9 and 4. The family attends church, and Roberts said she’s raising her kids with Mormon values.
“I also want them to be open, accepting of other people, know that everybody is not the same and that it’s OK to make your own choices,” said Roberts, who works as a restaurant server and confessed to having a few tattoos.
Roberts said her turn as a calendar model was an accident. Last year, she read news reports about Hardy and his disciplinary problems with the church and BYU.
“That made me mad, I did not agree with that,” said Roberts, who applied for the job on a whim after she heard there would be a women’s version.
The calendar’s pinup poses and slightly revealing outfits aren’t in keeping with the message of modesty promoted by the church, but Tami says she isn’t ashamed of the pictures.
“The pictures are tasteful, and it’s fun. I don’t see why people can’t have a sense of humor,” she said. “I just don’t think it’s a big deal.”
The women featured in the Hot Mormon Muffins calendar range in age from 26 to 53. Some have as many as four children. Several are stay-at-home moms, while others are students, real estate agents, cosmetologists and dance instructors.
Hardy and a business partner created the first “Men on a Mission” calendar for 2008. The 2009 version drew the attention of the church, and Hardy was excommunicated in July 2008 after a church court.
Hardy participated in graduation ceremonies at BYU in Provo a month later, but his diploma was withheld. He lost an appeal of the decision in March.
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