Once again a case that should have never made it up to the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) did because of the unconstitutional rulings by progressive judges in the appeals courts.
The High Court ruled on Monday that the city of Boston showed bias against Christianity, namely by preventing the flying of a symbolic flag featuring a Christian cross.
In a unanimous decision, the court said the city created a public forum, open to all comers when it allowed organizations to use a flagpole in front of City Hall.
The justices agreed that the city of Boston had violated the Constitution when it refused to let a local organization fly a Christian flag.
Though the case involved the petitioner’s religious beliefs, the decision by the court was centered more on free speech rights. The court said the city created a public forum, open to all comers when it allowed organizations to use a flagpole in front of City Hall for commemorative events.
Denying the same treatment for the Christian flag was a violation of free expression, it said.
“When the government encourages diverse expression — say, by creating a forum for debate — the First Amendment prevents it from discriminating against speakers based on their viewpoint,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in the decision. Read more