Boston’s Christian Flag Ban Wrong

Tony Davenport | vision.org.au
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
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The US Supreme Court has ruled that Boston officials were wrong to ban a Christian flag from City Hall.

The nation’s highest court unanimously decided to reverse lower court decisions.

The nine justices concluded that the First Amendment prevents any government from discriminating against people based on their viewpoint.

Five years ago, a group called Camp Constitution asked to fly the Christian flag which features a cross.

The city refused the request and lower courts agreed it was entitled to do so.

The Christian Post reports that for the Supreme Court, the key issue was whether the flying of the flag represented a form of government speech.

The court ruled it did not, and was therefore a violation of Camp Constitution’s freedom of speech.

The American Civil Liberties Union which often opposes Christian viewpoints, agreed the city was wrong.

 

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