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Officials in Boston have designated one of the flagpoles outside their city hall as a public forum, and they have approved hundreds of private flags to fly there ceremonially. However, when a local organization, Camp Constitution, requested permission to fly a Christian flag, the officials refused. They claimed that their rules didn’t allow Christian flags to be flown. Officials from Camp Constitution were joined by the legal team at Liberty Counsel in protesting the city’s agenda, and now that fight is being presented to the U.S. Supreme Court. Just last week, Liberty Counsel filed a petition to the court on behalf of Boston resident Hal Shurtleff and his organization, arguing that the city violated the First Amendment by censoring a private flag in a public forum merely because the application form referred to the flag as a Christian flag.
The filing contends that the first Circuit’s government speech finding cannot be correct under this court’s precedents because (1) the city’s flag raising application form designates the flag poles as a ‘public forum’ for the private speech of ‘all applicants;’ (2) the city never censored a flag from 284 applications over 12 years before (3) the city approved 39 flags in the year prior to Camp Constitution’s application; and (4) the raising of other country’s flags cannot be the city’s speech because it would be a crime under state law for the city to raise another country’s flag on city hall. According to Liberty Counsel, “Despite the clear evidence presented at trial, the First Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the city of Boston’s censorship of the Christian viewpoint on the public forum.
This fight dates back to 2017, when the Camp first made the request to fly the flag on Constitution Day, and was refused. That happened despite the fact the city has allowed the Turkish flag, which includes the Islamic star and crescent, the Portuguese flag and its religious imagery, message flags including pride and transgender agendas, as well as the flags of Communist China, Cuba, Albania, Brazil, Ethiopia, Italy, Panama, Peru, Portugal and Mexico. Liberty Counsel’s chairman, Mat Staver, said, “We look forward to the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledging the city’s obvious and unconstitutional discrimination against Camp Constitution’s Christian viewpoint. Censoring religious viewpoints in a public forum where secular viewpoints are permitted is unconstitutional and this must stop.”
It is very obvious that the Devil is busy seeking to launch an all-out attack on all things Christian in our nation – even on the very Christian flag. He wants for there to be total silence about God and Christianity in this nation that was founded on Christian principles. We must, therefore, rise up and wage spiritual warfare for the salvation of our nation as we have never done before! May God help us so to do! Amen!
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
- INTERCESSORY PRAYER MEETING
- Today, 5:00 p.m.
- The NI’s, GI’s & PI’s will meet.
- Today, 5:00 p.m.
- LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE/PRAYER
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Hotline
- 5:30 p.m. – Prayer
- HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
- Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
- NEXT SUNDAY
- Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
A Big Thank You
To the King’s Daughters Ministry for the lovely packed lunches and gifts on Father’s Day. It was delicious! We appreciate all the hard work from everyone who assisted and the presentations from the young people.
On behalf of
the Kingdom Men’s Ministry
Psalms 121:1-3 (KJV)
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh for the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
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