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  • PA SP cite Lehigh Valley gym owner who reopened in defiance of Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus closure

    05/26/2020 2:36:08 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    The owner of a Lehigh County gym who opened Sunday in defiance of the shutdown of non-life-sustaining businesses received two summary citations, making it the first Lehigh Valley business cited during the coronavirus pandemic. Ed G. Frack opened his gym, SuperSets in Hanover Township, and encouraged other struggling small-business owners and anyone who supported them to join him outside the gym.
  • Appeals court rules Pennsylvania county can keep cross on its seal

    08/08/2019 11:36:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 8, 2019 | Caleb Parke
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday a Pennsylvania county's 70-year-old seal and flag is allowed to remain after being targeted by the Freedom From Religion Foundation . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 Thursday that after the Supreme Court upheld the Bladensburg "Peace Cross" war memorial in June as a historic monument, the Lehigh County can maintain its seal as a symbol that “has become part of the community.” The seal and flag feature grain silos, the Liberty Bell, a heart, among other items. But it was the cross at the...
  • Federal judge tells Pennsylvania county to drop the Christian cross from its seal

    09/30/2017 9:46:53 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/2017 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A federal judge has ordered a Pennsylvania county to remove the cross from its seal, saying it violated the Constitution. Lehigh Valley County, which is about 40 miles north of Philadelphia, will have to redesign its seal after U.S. District Judge Edward Smith ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an organization that promotes separation of church and state and which filed the lawsuit against the county, according to The Morning Call. Smith made it known in his ruling that he was not happy about the decision he had to make but was following the...
  • ‘Trump is Right, in a Way’: These Christian Syrians in Pa. Back the Travel Ban

    02/01/2017 6:41:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/30/17 | Jose A. DelReal
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Hookah smoke drifted through the restaurant as Elias Shetayh and Aziz Wehbey spoke intently about their support for President Trump, whose temporary halt on immigration from war-torn Syria — their homeland — had touched off a political firestorm. Nearby, a waitress carried out several platters of Mediterranean food to a large Arab American family. Trump is right, in a way, to do what he’s doing,” Shetayh said, discussing the executive order banning certain immigrants from entry into the United States. “This country is going into a disaster. Allentown and surrounding Lehigh County have one of the country’s...