Liberty includes respect for others

Is there a slow death of religious liberty? In America, protected classes include race, color, national origin, choice of religion, disability, and familial status. What reason must ones chosen religion, which is a protected class, need additional Religious Freedom laws? Evangelicals in the U.S. enjoy abundant religious freedom; perhaps more than any other protected class … Continue reading Liberty includes respect for others

Do what is right to clean up our state

Do what is right to clean up our state Kevin Tengesdal, Bismarck Oct 25, 2016 Dear Christians here in North Dakota, greetings. You have been invited to spend a time at your friend’s home as a house-sitter. From the time you arrive to the time you depart, how do you treat their home? Do you … Continue reading Do what is right to clean up our state

Negatives in trading deal

Negatives in trading deal KEVIN TENGESDAL Bismarck Dec 19, 2015 The Obama administration wants to fast-track the largest free trade agreement in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, covering more than 40 percent of world GDP and about a third of world trade. This would establish trade relations with countries where workers face systemic abuse with either … Continue reading Negatives in trading deal

Acts don’t fit religion

Acts don't fit religion KEVIN TENGESDAL Bismarck Aug 15, 2015 Recently, religious institutions appear to be heralding a separation from all things they deem offensively gay — marriage equality, Boy Scouts, anti-discrimination, lifestyles, etc. Biblically, the initial plan was of creating a holy people separate from other nations, unique for God. Through time, these people … Continue reading Acts don’t fit religion

Monologue needs to change toward LGBT people

Letter to the editor: Monologue needs to change toward LGBT people By Kevin R. Tengesdal from Bismarck on Apr 30, 2015 at 7:22 a.m. Perhaps, we need to change the monologue. Instead of saying, “God hates gay people,” say, “God Hates [name of family member or friend who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender!” Instead … Continue reading Monologue needs to change toward LGBT people

Equality

Equality KEVIN TENGESDAL Bismarck Mar 11, 2015 Remember Jesus sitting down and talking with a scorned Samaritan woman and asking her for a drink of water? When His disciples returned, they didn’t panic witnessing Christ talking alone with a woman. They trusted Him and His ministry, holding no fear or contempt with this woman. How … Continue reading Equality

Congrats on Oban’s election

Congrats on Oban’s election By KEVIN R. TENGESDAL Bismarck Nov 7, 2014 District 35, congratulations on electing Erin Oban to represent you in the North Dakota Senate. You have selected an outstanding citizen. Here are a few reasons for how I believe Oban will represent us properly: Oban’s history of respect speaks volumes to me, … Continue reading Congrats on Oban’s election

We’re neighbors, not new people

We’re neighbors, not new people By KEVIN TENGESDAL Bismarck Aug 31, 2014 In a Gallup article titled “North Dakota: Legendary among states,” in discussing if our state is a “Good place for gay or lesbian people,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple suggests, “There’s a tendency for people not being immediately comfortable with new people until they have … Continue reading We’re neighbors, not new people