12/20 Times Leader Article

December 21, 2009

Protesters have their say

BILL O ’ BOYLE boboyle@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – About 30 people showed up Sunday to rally for the return of the holiday displays to the Luzerne County Courthouse lawn – a decision that has already been made by the county’s leadership.

While the protesters listened to brief speeches, several children played in the background – some of them lying down on the courthouse lawn to make snow angels to add a touch of irony to the day. The rally was held on the site where the manger scene and menorah stood until last week. Read More

Times Leader Interview: My Side of the Story – 12/18

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It wasn’t Justin Vacula’s distaste for religion that brought him to question the manger scene and menorah on the Luzerne County Courthouse lawn, but his respect for the law.
“I saw the Nativity scene that was lighted up,” said the King’s College student. “I figured it was unconstitutional, so I made the complaint to the ACLU to check on this, and they informed that was, in fact, the case. … I feel it’s our duty as American citizens to stay true to the Constitution.” Read More