Christian flag at center of Supreme Court case flies over City Hall

APPROACH THE WEEKEND. ANTOINETTE: AT BOSTON CITY HALL, A CHRISTIAN FLAG IS FLYING AFTER A UNANIMOUS DECISION FROM THE U.S. SUPREME COURT IN MAY THAT SAID THE CITY VIOLATED FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS WHEN IT DENIED A CHRISTIAN GROUP REQUEST TO FLY A FLAG BEARING A CROSS. THE FLAG RAISING CEREMONY WAS HELD AN HOUR AGO. THE GROUP SAID THE EVENT FOLLOWED AN EXTENDED LEGAL FIGHT WHICH BEGAN IN 2017 WHEN AN APPLICATION TO FLY THE FLAG WAS DENIED. >> IT IS HARD FOR NAYSAYERS TO CALL IT ANYTHING ELSE BUT A UNANIMOUS, ACROSS-THE-BOARD VICTORY FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH. YOUR VIEWPOINT IS NOW WELCOME AND BOSTON, THE CRADLE OF LIBERTY. ANTOINETTE: YESTERDAY, THREE MEMBERS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON FILED AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD REQUIRE A MAYORAL PROCLAMATION

Christian flag at center of Supreme Court case flies over City Hall

A Christian flag was raised at Boston City Hall Wednesday after a legal battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The flag is flying on a City Hall Plaza public flag pole after the high court ruled that the city violated the rights of a group that wanted to fly a Christian flag in 2017. The city had argued that flying the flag was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. But the court disagreed, saying the city violated the group’s rights.“It is hard for naysayers to call it anything else but a unanimous, across-the-board victory for freedom of speech. Your viewpoint is now welcome in Boston, the cradle of liberty,” said Liberty Counsel founder Matt Staver.

A Christian flag was raised at Boston City Hall Wednesday after a legal battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The flag is flying on a City Hall Plaza public flag pole after the high court ruled that the city violated the rights of a group that wanted to fly a Christian flag in 2017.

The city had argued that flying the flag was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.

But the court disagreed, saying the city violated the group’s rights.

“It is hard for naysayers to call it anything else but a unanimous, across-the-board victory for freedom of speech. Your viewpoint is now welcome in Boston, the cradle of liberty,” said Liberty Counsel founder Matt Staver.