Hot Mormon Muffins Calendar Features Sexy Mormon Moms, Muffin Recipes

Chad Hardy is, above all things apparently, an entrepreneur. When Hardy started selling the unexpectedly popular "Men on a Mission" calendar, featuring Mormon beefcakes recently returned from church-required missions, he suffered the consequences.

Model and mom Tami Roberts on the calendar of "Hot Mormon Muffins" (From hotmormonmuffins.com)
Not only did the Mormon stronghold of Brigham Young University deny Hardy's degree a month after he participated in the graduation ceremony, but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) full-on excommunicated him. That's no small thing in a church that encourages followers to disconnect from wayward family members. But did Chad Hardy repent and try to get back into the church's good graces? Nope. He just got cracking on another hot calendar idea -- this time featuring the female side of the church.

Hardy's new calendar, "Hot Mormon Muffins: A Taste of Motherhood," features LDS women in sexy pin-up style poses celebrating both their outer beauty and their family values by including favorite recipes for tasty muffins. There's no way he's not going to make money on this thing. And obviously the church is not going to be amused.

Former Mrs. Utah US winner Miriam Fackrell posed for September in the "Hot Mormon Muffins" calendar. (From hotmormonmuffins.com)
The Associated Press reports that church spokesperson Kim Farah declined to comment on the new calendar Monday. But if the church was angry enough to excommunicate Hardy, it would appear likely that the 12 moms  (ranging in age from 26 to 53) appearing in "Hot Mormon Muffins" will have to watch out.

At least one of the models has already expressed her defiance. Tami Roberts, 35, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, said she did the calendar, in part, because she wants her 3 daughters to "know that everybody is not the same and it's OK to make your own choices." Roberts read about the "Men on a Mission" calendar last year, and decided that she wanted to be a part of the new project after reading about Hardy's punishment.

"That made me mad, I did not agree with that," the cover model said. "The pictures are tasteful, and it's fun. I don't see why people can't have a sense of humor. I just don't think it's a big deal."

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