The Supreme Court hoists a Christian flag

Say what you will about the current Supreme Court, and many critics are never happy, but Roberts Court has been responsive to religious freedom. The Justices delivered another bell on Monday in a 9-0 decision.

Hundreds of times, the city of Boston has had private groups hoist their flags for a few hours in the square outside City Hall. It rejected zero requests until it denied an applicant who asked to fly a Christian flag with a cross. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld its rejection, saying Boston “engages in government speech when hoisting a third-party flag” and that raising a Christian banner “could signal the city’s embrace of this religion.”

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