Supreme Court takes up dispute over Boston flagpole and Christian flag

A dispute over a Boston flagpole, the Christian flag and the First Amendment is testing the limits of free speech on government property.

1/19/2022 6:41:00 AM

A dispute over a Boston flagpole, the Christian flag and the First Amendment is testing the limits of free speech on government property.

A dispute over a Boston flagpole, the Christian flag and the First Amendment is testing the limits of free speech in public forums on government property.

The city says its policies forbidIn this Oct. 30, 2014, file photo, flags fly at half-staff outside City Hall in Boston."It's a public access flagpole," Shurtleff said in an interview withHal Shurtleff founded Camp Constitution in 2009. He's asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow him to fly the Christian flag outside Boston City Hall.

now endorsing the Protestant or the Christian faith,'" he said.Shurtleff's request was the first and only one denied, court records show."This is an 83-foot-tall flagpole in front of City Hall that's associated with the government. That's why, you know, this religious group wants to use it, because it carries with it some government imprimatur," said Patrick Elliott, senior counsel with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is backing Boston in the case."So we say the city can control that."

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Then the religious group will need to stfu when an Islamic flag is flown. Once they cross over to flying the flag of one religion, all religions have access to the same. اليوم يتحدثون باسم الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية كأنهم يستمدون قوتهم منها Why would they allow the flag of Christian pedophiles fly at all, unless they supported them?

Thank you, friends. 'The city says its policies forbid promotion of religion on its flagpoles...' Religion is defined as a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance. Thus, all those 'religious' flags shall soon be unfurled and raised at the Sunday law. Good thing it's in Boston not Colorado spring Court wouldn't do anything for you even if your rights were violated and wrongly put in prison

This may be difficult as there is no such thing as the Christian flag. If the Supremes say the flag must fly, I'm sure Boston will be hearing from the mighty satanic_temple_ We don't have amendments or right in El Paso county we don't even have civil rights in El Paso county they've been all broken and violated by El Paso county law officials in courts I know cuz it happened to me

So will they allow a flag for Atheism, Muslim, or the Nazi flag Free speech!!!! Public Policy :: [ for use ] : Flagpole [as] Public Forum : Open solicitation of the public to participate — application process : Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Allowance of the Religious Flag isn’t Government endorsement or Government Speech — it is Citizen Speech

Take that flag down

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Absolutely no reason to have anything religious promoted, or showcased on government property. Fly the flag at your church. It's ok to fly the fag flag but not the Christian flag? Hypocrisy at it's best. Freedom of religion is not Freedom from Religion. Maybe the stance should be to not fly any flag other than a government flag on Government property.

A Christian flag? So much for that concept of false idols, eh?

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Can a Christian flag fly at Boston City Hall? The Supreme Court will have to decideOn Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Shurtleff v. Boston. The case addresses whether the city violated the First Amendment by denying a request to temporarily raise the Christian flag on a flagpole outside City Hall, where Boston has temporarily displayed many secular organizations’ flags.