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

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

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

Obama wouldn’t like what he’d find in N.D.

Kevin Tengesdal, Bismarck, letter: Obama wouldn't like what he'd find in N.D. By Kevin Tengesdal on Nov 10, 2013 at 1:48 a.m. BISMARCK -- Recently, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., issued a press release inviting President Barack Obama to make his first presidential visit to North Dakota. As a North Dakota resident, I'd like to write … Continue reading Obama wouldn’t like what he’d find in N.D.

What is there to apologize for?

What is there to apologize for? By KEVIN TENGESDAL Bismarck Feb 28, 2013 Janne Myrdal’s letter of Feb. 24 states, “Concerned Women for America of North Dakota objects strongly to the recent ‘vigil’ outside a state senator’s home in Bismarck and suggests that a public apology is in order.” For what should the lesbian, gay, … Continue reading What is there to apologize for?