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IPFS News Link • Religion: Believers

Supreme ruling on Christian controversy causing serious ripples

•, By Bob Unruh

The Dobbs decision by the U.S. Supreme Court last year will be in news reports for years. It's because the 6-3 decision struck down the faulty 1973 ruling in Roe that created a national right to abortion.  Now people, through their state governments, are allowed to regulate the lucrative abortion industry.

However, a new analysis from PJMedia explains there's another decision, this one unanimous, that is "more important."

It explained, "As important as Dobbs surely is, Shurtleff restored the right of every American to practice and express their religious beliefs, as guaranteed by the First Amendment."

It was Liberty Counsel that fought to battle, and chairman Mat Staver noted, "This 9-0 decision from the Supreme Court involving the Christian flag continues to have an impact across the nation. The clear message from the Supreme Court is that government must not discriminate based on viewpoint. The government cannot favor one viewpoint and censor another and cannot censor religious viewpoints under the guise of government speech. Any governments that are ignoring this ruling are setting themselves up for potential lawsuits."

The analysis explained the facts of Shurtleff were simple: "Boston city officials barred the display of a flag bearing a Christian message in a square that for decades had welcomed the flags of a wide spectrum of causes, movements, and organizations. They did so because the application submitted by the sponsoring group referred to it as a 'Christian flag.'"