A flag program in Boston allows various banners to be raised on the City Hall Plaza flagpole in recognition of various nation’s and causes.
Flags that have been allowed have recognized the transgender agenda, Juneteenth, Brazil, Ethiopia, Italy, Albania, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Mexico, and the communist nations of Cuba and China.
But for the first time, a flag request has been rejected, and it’s because it is the Christian flag.
The denial is a clear example of viewpoint discrimination, according to Liberty Counsel, which is re-submitting the request.
The religious-rights organization says it has sent a demand letter to Boston officials asking them to discontinue their discrimination against people of faith.
The request was made on behalf of Camp Constitution, which wanted to celebrate the contributions of Christianity to American freedom and the rule of law.
“In addition to the flag raising on the steps of Boston City Hall Plaza, the event will include short presentations by clergy members from diverse national and ethnic backgrounds, and a brief history of Boston as ‘the city set on a hill,’” the legal team explained.
But the request, submitted repeatedly and most recently by Camp Constitution’s Hal Shurtleff, was rejected.
“I am writing to you in response to your inquiry as to the reason for denying your request to raise the ‘Christian Flag.’ The city of Boston maintains a policy and practice of respectfully refraining from flying non-secular flags on the City Hall flagpoles. … According to the above policy and practice, the city of Boston has respectfully denied the request of Camp Constitution to fly on a City Hall flagpole the “Christian” flag, as it is identified in the request, which displays a red Latin cross against a blue square bordered on three sides by a white field. … The city would be willing to consider a request to fly a non-religious flag, should your organization elect to offer one,” the city said.
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SOURCE: WND.com, Bob Unruh