Posts By: Tad Hopp

The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   The FDA still doesn’t want gay bloodA recent change to policy underscores continuing discomfort with sex in our society and church. by Tad Hopp Recently, the FDA lifted the decades-old ban on gay men donating blood. This ban was put into effect at the height… Read more »

The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   Please don’t shame my griefReflections on the violence in Paris and Beirut by Tad Hopp This weekend, my Facebook and Twitter feeds exploded with prayers, grief, and French flags in the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris that have left at least 129 people… Read more »

The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   Coming out is your choiceIn a culture that alternatingly shames those who publicly share their sexuality and those who keep it private, it’s time to recognize a range of valid coming-out choices. by Tad Hopp Recently, Oscar-winner Matt Damon has drawn criticism for comments made… Read more »

The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   Body shaming Kim DavisThere are many reasons to critique Kim Davis’s refusal to issue marriage licenses; her body is not one of them. by Tad Hopp By now, you’ve surely heard about Kentucky’s county clerk Kim Davis refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples… Read more »

The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   When criminal records make you untouchableWe are called, as a church, to support and advocate for the people whose past is sealing the fate of their future. by Tad Hopp Our country seems to think that if you’ve served time in prison that makes you… Read more »

The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   Single but not lonelyThe recent Supreme Court decision in favor of same-gender marriage had one serious flaw: it indirectly promoted the myth that you can’t have a fulfilling life without being married. by Tad Hopp The Supreme Court has finally ruled that same-gender marriage is… Read more »

The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   I am not my jobA myth that needs to die by Tad Hopp “What do you do for a living?” “Oh, you work as a waiter/barista/retail associate? Well, I’m sure you are just doing that until you find something better, right? Being a waiter is… Read more »