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Cathy Mack, who organized the protest, strongly disagrees.

“And to think that he is doing all of this and he says next year he wants to just put up snowmen and candy canes or whatever. It’s ridiculous, and I can’t believe it,” Mack said.
Justin Vacula, a student at Kings College made the complaint about the display to the American Civil Liberties Union. He said he wants to see all religions celebrated in a seasonal display.

“Tradition doesn’t really matter. What matters is the law. If they wanted to do a neutral message that would have been fine but that wasn’t, in fact, what they did,” Vacula said.

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12/20 Times Leader Article

December 21, 2009

Protesters have their say


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