US Supreme Court Hears Landmark Case over ‘Christian’ Flag

Reported by Tony Davenport | vision.org.au
Monday, October 11th, 2021

The US Supreme Court will hear a landmark case on the censorship of a Christian flag.

Christian civic organisation Camp Constitution applied to fly a flag outside Boston’s City Hall for one hour on Constitution Day in 2017.

The city refused permission because the application called it a Christian flag.

It was white with a blue square in the top left corner with a red cross inside and no writing.

Camp Constitution wanted to highlight the nation’s Christian Founders during the event.

Boston City argued it could censor the flag because it controlled the flag poles.

It had never previously banned any flag.

The lower court and the court of appeals ruled in favor of the city.

The Supreme Court could resolve the issue of government versus private speech.

Its decision is expected by June next year.

 

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