A Christian Flag at City Hall? That Doesn’t Fly in the US

A Christian Flag at City Hall? That Doesn’t Fly in the US April 17, 2015

Image source wgxa.tv
Image source wgxa.tv

Apparently you don’t have to read the Constitution in order to serve as a government official.  According to WGXA News in Cochran, GA, the local city council voted 5 to 1 to fly a Christian flag outside its city hall, disregarding the First Amendment and the oodles of church-state separation lawsuits that have been decided over the past century.  That same day, the city’s attorney advised them against it and it was taken down.  Despite the advice of the attorney, the council held another vote that evening, which was also decided 5 to 1, to keep the flag flying above the government building.  According to City Councilman Gary Ates, “It was the right thing to do.”

In what country?

It’s only a matter of time until [insert name the church-state watchdog group] delivers a cease and desist notice to the Cochran City Council, pending a lawsuit to remove the flag.  Come on now, this one is easy.  Even most right-wing Christians would agree that flying a Christian flag over a city hall is blatantly unconstitutional.  Imagine if this were a predominantly Muslim little town and they decided to fly the flag of Islam over its municipal building.  Wait, I’ll beat you to it… “It’s not the same thing because this is a Christian Nation.”  Incorrect.  This is a secular nation dominated by a Christian majority who is currently running amok while chanting “religious freedom” and claiming persecution.

When was the last time you sat in history class and learned about a majority being persecuted?  Feel free to remain silent.


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