WOW producer Steven Corfe doesn’t quite know how he got onto the Orthodox Calendar’s mailing list, but was pleasantly surprised by what he found when he opened an email: Hot Eastern European Orthodox priests in homoerotic photos to support gay rights. A little WTF, but whatever helps, right?
“It is a time when the Orthodox Church is embroiled in corruption scandals, artist repression, gay sex cover-ups, outrageous behavior and homophobia. Yet some of their members have agreed to strike a pose and openly stand for who they are underneath the priest’s clothing they wear: Regular people with passions, preferences, interests and desires. Our homoerotic calendar features shots mingling the edgy with the HOT. This first 2013 edition tells the individual story of 12 intensely masculine young men and their guests representing different parts of eastern Europe. All are open-minded and believe that besides their passionate devotion to the Orthodox Church, it is important to be perceived as individuals committed to diversity and acceptance. And this is what brings them closer to the rest of us. Starting today, anyone can discover our 12 seductive artistic pictures of Orthodox priests and their guests by simply ordering on-line. The price per piece is only EUR 10! Images are available directly from our Facebook account. But if you are curious to find out more, you can write to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.”