Boston Bans Christian Flag

Jul 10, 2019

Like you, I was outraged last week when Nike censored the Betsy Ross flag . . . just as the nation was about to celebrate Independence Day!

And now, another flag controversy is taking place. This time in Boston, the cradle of American liberty. But thanks to friends like you, Liberty Counsel is in court to fight blatant and unconstitutional censorship. Learn more below and prayerfully consider a gift to help Liberty Counsel defend freedom in Boston and nationwide! –Mat.

Since 2005, the city of Boston has permitted outside civic and cultural groups to fly their flags at city hall some 300 times. The ensigns that have snapped in the breeze on flagpoles next to the American and Massachusetts flags include the pink-and-blue "transgender" and the Boston Pride flags.

The city has even permitted the flags of Communist China and Cuba. But not the Christian flag. That flag is banned in Boston.

The city has twice rejected Boston resident Hal Shurtleff's request that his Christian civic organization, Camp Constitution, be allowed to fly the Christian flag on Constitution Day!

City officials denied permission based on a secret, unwritten and unconstitutional "policy" of refusing religious flags. The city's discrimination against Camp Constitution's Christian viewpoint is an unconstitutional censorship and insult to the First Amendment.

But because of friends like you, Liberty Counsel is defending freedom in Boston, the birthplace of the American revolution.

On Monday, Liberty Counsel asked a federal district court to forgo a trial and order the city of Boston to permit Shurtleff and Camp Constitution to fly the Christian flag on a city hall flagpole.

Censoring religious viewpoints in a public forum where secular viewpoints are permitted violates the First Amendment. Boston city officials may not ban the Christian flag as part of a privately-sponsored event when they allow any other flag by numerous private organizations.

It's time for the court to stop the city's unconstitutional censorship!

Your generosity enables Liberty Counsel to fight for freedom in Boston and across America. Will you stand with us now by making a generous gift? Thanks to the $100,000 Liberty Challenge, your support now will be effectively DOUBLED.

+ + Fighting for freedom nationwide

This flag censorship case is just one of hundreds of cases and legal matters filling our docket. The fact is, militant radicals are constantly attacking our religious freedom, human life and the family. The assaults are intense and unrelenting...

  • The Southern Poverty Law Center, which slanders Christian and pro-family groups as "haters" is suing Liberty Counsel in an attempt to destroy our organization.
  • We are facing off against the America Civil Liberties Union in the Hoosier state. There, the ACLU is trying to censor Nativity scenes in two Indiana counties.
  • Planned Parenthood is suing pro-life hero Sandra Merritt for millions while its hired gun, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, is prosecuting her for going undercover to expose Planned Parenthood's vile commerce in human organs taken from aborted babies.
  • We're also fighting dangerous bans on change counseling in California, Maryland and in several Florida municipalities. These laws ban minors from receiving voluntary counseling from licensed professionals to reduce or eliminate unwanted same-sex attractions or behaviors, or gender confusion.

+ + Keep us on the frontline

Liberty Counsel is on the frontlines of many of the most significant battles in the fight for freedom in America. We're resolved to meet the escalating challenges in courtrooms across the nation.

But we can't do it without you. And that's why I'm asking for your help now.

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Your generosity now will keep our legal team engaged in crucial cases in defense of liberty, life, faith and family. The fact is, we need your help—and America needs patriots like you and me to continue the fight to defend and restore our precious liberties!

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Thank you, as always, for your support!

May God richly bless you,

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman