The separation of church and state has always been a controversial topic among Americans. Last summer, there was a huge debate regarding now-suspended Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moores refusal to remove the display of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building.
Now the controversy regarding the Ten Commandments is a local one, because the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union (MCLU) mailed letters to the Duluth City Hall requesting that it remove its display of the Commandments from the front lawn.
As St. Olaf students we often like to complain about living in our Bubble but, as the two forced fondling incidents that occurred last weekend demonstrate, we are far from living the life of perfect little Lutherans running from class to the library and back to the dorm. Reality check: its 2003 and the number of forced fondlings, sexual assault and rape incidents have increased exponentially in the Twin Cities area.