Monday, May 2, 2022

Boston Flies Its True Colors

 5/2/22 CNN:

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that Boston violated the First Amendment rights of a group seeking to briefly raise a Christian flag atop a city flagpole outside of City Hall as a part of a city program celebrating Boston's greater community.

The court said that the flag display amounted to a public forum, and because many other groups were allowed to raise their flags in celebration of the Boston community, the city could not discriminate on the basis of the religious group's viewpoint without violating the Constitution.
"We conclude that, on balance, Boston did not make the raising and flying of private groups' flags a form of government speech," Justice Stephen Breyer wrote.

It has long been my opinion that much of American case law about the First Amendment has been based in hostility to Christian beliefs--in a nation where Christians have long been the majority. 

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