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

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

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

Hate crime bill should be passed

Hate crime bill should be passed KEVIN TENGESDAL Bismarck Jun 12, 2007 In a hard-won victory, hate crimes legislation has passed the House of Representatives. The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate - where the radical right, terrified of this legislation, has stepped up its attacks. As a North Dakota resident, and as a … Continue reading Hate crime bill should be passed