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The city of Boston is facing a religious discrimination suit for banning a Christian flag while allowing 284 other flags to fly at an event, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week.
The city was asked to fly an inter-denominational Christian flag on Constitution Day on September 17, 2017, for an hour-long event, but the city refused on the grounds that only secular flags could be flown at the event.
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“There’s no question that it is an unconstitutional act and originally said it was a violation of the First Amendment, which I find ironic,” Hal Shurtleff, the director and co-founder of Camp Constitution, told Fox News. “I’m optimistic the lawsuit will go our way.”
The organization had been planning an event where pastors would encourage Christian values and end it with the presentation of that Christian flag, but the event had been canceled after the city rejected the flag.
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When Camp Constitution tried to plan the event again the following year in 2018, the city decided to reject the usage of the flag once again.
A federal court and an appeals court both ruled against Camp Constitution the past few years,...
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