Category Archives: Rainbow Thug

Various entries regarding my efforts with Gay Christian Activism.



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. 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 had a chance to meet them and evaluate them. We’re evolving every year and becoming more accustomed to different people and lifestyles.” 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 a similar letter to our president.

Dear Mr. President,

There is a place in America where your vision of equality, diversity and fairness is not a fully realized reality. It’s a place where ultra-conservatives within a supermajority rule nearly every day, and where their intransigent opinions proclaim “not welcome” instead of “you matter.” 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.” Continue reading What is there to apologize for?