Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Christian Flag Display at Boston City Hall

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the city of Boston violated the First Amendment by denying an organization permission to have a Christian flag flown at the City Hall. The high court voted 9-0 in favor of local resident Hal Shurtleff and his civic organization, Camp Constitution, that petitioned to raise a Christian flag on the pole. “This case is so much bigger than a flag,” Mat Staver, founder and chairman of the Liberty Counsel said. “It really involves whether the government can open a forum for a lot of different voices and then shut the door for Christian viewpoints.”