Current Mormon Controversies

BYU newspaper yanks T-shirt ad

PROVO — Managers of the student newspaper at Brigham Young University pulled an advertisement after numerous complaints that it was too offensive for the conservative campus.

The ad campaign began at the start of the month and sparked a big stir over a T-shirt with a simple phrase — “I Can’t … I’m Mormon.”

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‘Hot Mormon Muffins’ calendar pokes fun at stereotypes

The latest installment of a calendar series that pokes fun at Mormon stereotypes is putting a twist on motherhood.

The “Hot Mormon Muffins: A Taste of Motherhood” calendar features 12 mothers who claim membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in vintage pinup picture poses. Each month also has a muffin recipe.

It’s a companion piece to “Men on a Mission,” the three-year series of calendars that featured 12 male church missionaries who doffed their signature white shirts.

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.

Hardy said the projects are designed to shake up stereotypes that paint Mormons in general as stuffy or hyper-conservative and mothers in particular as homemakers from another era.

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