Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Move Over Lehigh County. Bethlehem Township Seal Includes a Cross, Too
Lehigh County is in hot water with the Freedom From Religion Foundation because its seal includes a Latin cross. That group claims that the cross might violate the Establishment Clause because it seemingly endorses Christianity over other religions.
Well, Bethlehem Township's seal includes a cross, too. It's part of a bizarre seal that depicts a farm in a township with virtually no farms, along with corn cobs and what some children far outside of Bethlehem Township would recognize as wheat.
The cross, which looks like a glow-in-the-dark model, is right beneath an Aladdin's lamp. Some might call that the Lamp of Knowledge, but if you rub it, Melissa Shafer pops out and grants you three wishes.
Phil Barnard, Marty Zawarski and Tom Nolan asked to be re-elected.