Oh goodness, you'll either find this calendar chuckle-worthy and silly or find its use of female sexuality to show another side of the Mormon faith loathsome.
From the creators of the Men on a Mission calendar, which features attractive-ish, shirtless Mormon missionaries who have served on full-time missions for their church, comes a calendar with 'twelve beautiful Mormon mothers posing in kitschy vintage pin-up style.' If that wasn't enough for you, each featured lady has offered up her favorite muffin recipe, with a portion of the proceeds going to Breast Cancer research.
On the FAQ section of the Hot Mormon Muffins site, it states the reason why this calendar is unique:
'Behind the eye-candy, this brand has a deeper story - one that can reshape perceptions, heighten awareness, and perhaps encourage and inspire a broadened acceptance of human and religious diversity. The fact that twelve Mormons mothers appearing in a pin-up calendar has certainly raised eyebrows, it has also helped sort out some common misconceptions about Mormons. The shock value of what these traditionally conservative mothers has done is a powerful progressive step in building a dialogue that encourages people across every belief system and walk of life to defy stereotypes, step out of judgment and embrace tolerance.'
This calendar is causing a stir and I can see why. It makes some people wonder, is this calendar really necessary? Just because a dozen Mormon women are strutting their stuff doesn't mean that the whole church is becoming more liberal and accepting. Do ladies in vintage wear really represent progress? etc. etc. etc.
I personally don't mind this calendar but what do you think?
Photo courtesy of the NY Daily News