I NEED A WHIPPING FOR MY SINS
Once again, those dear Romanian Christian Orthodox folks are at it again with their gay calendar for 2014. These photos are too funny for words, except the word 'outrageous.' I'm actually not 'into' beefy, hunky guys like this, who look a little overdeveloped to these old eyes. But the photos are really wild. The titles are my own invention.
According to London's Daily Mail:
The men behind the Romanian Orthodox 2014 calendar say it pays tribute to gay marriage, which, they say, 'is in the news all around the world and very timely'.
OC (Orthodox Calendar) was established in 2012 and is the brainchild of a group composed mostly of Orthodox Christian eastern Europeans of the former communist regions.
One of the calendar's organisers told The Huffington Post that the snaps don't feature any actual priests. The models are gay-friendly members 'of the Orthodox Church' who have chosen to strip down for the sexy shoot 'because they believe - like us - in freedom of speech, tolerance, equality and human rights.'
'This product is not intended to be used for religious purposes. It is a work of artistic expression and political and social commentary promoting the modernity and dynamism of persons involved in the Orthodox Church,' added the source.
I'm thinking of making one of these photos the emblem for this blog! Check out the full article and photo set here at the Daily Mail. Or check out the official website for ORTHODOX CALENDAR HERE.
More commentary from a new blogsite for me: Scallywag and Vagabond:
According to the calendar’s website the primary goal of the calendar is to ‘demonstrate that Orthodox believers do not all fit the backward, hidebound stereotype portrayed in the press but rather are regular people with passions, preferences, interests and desires,’
‘At the same time, the calendar takes an ironic approach to the Orthodox Church itself, which in recent years has baeen embroiled in corruption scandals, artist repression, gay sex cover-ups, outrageous behavior and homophobia.’
Through their calendars, the six creatives behind the calendar are hoping to counteract, what they describe as the ‘negative and outdated influences of most of the Orthodox church leadership.’FATHER FORGIVE ME
A TASTY MORSEL
TIME TO LIGHT A CANDLE
DO YOU RENOUNCE SATAN AND ALL HIS WORKS
THE HOLY FAMILY OOO LA LA