A cross on a PA county flag has riled atheists and a federal judge weighs in

09.29.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Judge Edward Smith has ruled against Lehigh County in a suit filed by the atheist organization Freedom From Religion Foundation. The group, claiming the cross is an endorsement of religion, seeks to have it removed from the county flag and seal.

The judge says he doesn’t believe the symbols violate the Constitution, but is bound by precedent to side with the Wisconsin-based group.

Smith has given the Freedom From Religion Foundation two weeks to come up with a legal solution.