Christian flag raised at Boston City Hall after Supreme Court victory

The Christian flag was raised in a victory for free speech outside Boston’s City Hall this week.

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in May that Boston discriminated against a conservative activist because of his “religious viewpoint” when it denied his request to fly the white and blue flag with a red cross on a flagpole outside City Hall.

“We’re so pleased for this day,” Boston native Harold Shurtleff said at the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday, according to the Religion News Service. “We have a great Constitution, and we have a wonderful First Amendment, but just like when it comes to muscles, if you don’t use it, they get weak.”

In 2017, Shurtleff had requested to fly the Christian flag in honor of Constitution Day on Sept. 17.

Despite approving 284 consecutive applications to fly other flags temporarily,
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