This recent commentary posted on the Newsroom website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really zings the AP and one reporter in particular for "fail[ing] to provide readers with a clear and entirely accurate story." Here's one excerpt:
The article later states that Chad Hardy, the calendar’s creator, was excommunicated by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for producing this year's calendar. However, Dobner was not present at the time of Hardy’s excommunication, nor did she participate in deliberations leading to this action and consequently can’t definitively draw such conclusions. Indeed, an article by the Associated Press published 14 July 2008 by the Deseret News reads, “regional church leaders who called the meeting raised three concerns with Hardy during the meeting: the calendar and his failure to keep some church covenants.”
I haven't found any reaction to this yet in the media or from the AP, but I'm interested to see if anything comes of it.