Walking for Peace: LEPOCO

It sounds like a question you’d find on Steve Harvey’s “Family Feud” show. Which you must know. It’s on every tv channel all day and all night.

“What store in Bethlehem would you not want your spouse or kids to see you coming out of?”

Now you are thinking maybe Cupid’s Treasures on Stefko. Or maybe Vegan Treats on Linden.


LepocoHow about LEPOCO, 313 W 4th St.?

The LEPOCO Peace Center: Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern

Look at it hidden behind that tree. Little signs of life. It’s always dimly lit. Posters on windows obscure what’s going on inside. It’s sinister. Scary, by golly.

Is it a cult? Will you be indoctrinated? Do they smoke pot? Will an intervention be necessary?

I crossed the threshold last Sunday. Rainy, you might remember. I wore a trenchcoat with the collar turned up, a woolen Eagles hat pulled low. (I couldn’t find my ski mask.)

I was assaulted with signs that made me feel morally inadequate.


Lepocopians have causes.

When was the last time you had a cause? (100yrs ago the nuns forced me to contribute “Pennies for Pagan Babies” – Oii.)

They fight injustice.

They demonstrate.

They vigil.

They hold signs.

They probably cabal.

They hold feet to the fire.

They stand on street corners.

They seek peace.

They walk for peace.

In fact, the Christmas Walk for Peace from Nazareth to Bethlehem (10 miles) is this Saturday.

Gadfly’s gonna fold his wings and walk.

Join me? You can walk smaller segments, joining and leaving where you want.

Or how about contributing a $1 a mile to LEPOCO for whatever Gadfly completes?

You don’t have to sign up or anything. I’ll let you know what I do.

But watch it, causes can be contagious.

3 thoughts on “Walking for Peace: LEPOCO

  1. I am already a regular contributor to LEPOCO but will gladly chip in a dollar per mile hoping to amplify the wind beneath your wings Gadfly.

  2. The Macungie Gadfly Team pledges $5 a mile for Poppa Gadfly…not to be confused with Poppa Smurf…lol. Enjoy the journey of solid Christian values and thank you for enriching our community with your tireless efforts.

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