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

Stand up to hate by speaking out

Stand up to hate by speaking out KEVIN TENGESDAL Bismarck Oct 12, 2008 Stand up to hate by speaking out How can we stand up against hate crimes? How can we make sure that another life is not snuffed out because of fear, misunderstanding, or discrimination? How can greater understanding, recognition, acceptance and/or tolerance be … Continue reading Stand up to hate by speaking out

Where’s the threat?

Where's the threat? KEVIN R. TENGESDAL, Bismarck Oct 2, 2004 Fellow North Dakotans, before you resolve to vote for Measure 1 on the November ballot, please consider the following: Couples marry because they love each other and want to celebrate their commitment in front of God and their family and friends, not only for the … Continue reading Where’s the threat?