The Satanic Temple in Massachusetts is requesting that Boston fly its flag, with the Supreme Court ruling this week that the city had violated a Christian group’s First Amendment rights when it refused to fly its flag outside City Hall.
as per a copy of the request tweeted By The Satanic Temple, the group is asking Boston to raise the flag for “Satanic Appreciation Week” July 23-29. Satanic Temple said its request was in response to a recent ruling.
Nation World News reached out to Satanic Temple for comment, but did not immediately hear back.
A spokeswoman for Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s office said the office is “carefully reviewing the court’s decision and is in recognition of the authority of city governments to conduct similar programs,” adding: “As As we consider next steps, we will ensure that future programs for the City of Boston are in line with this decision.”
Boston no longer accepts applications for flag hoisting as of October 19, 2021, according to the city’s website.
The nation’s highest court on Monday ruled unanimously that Boston seeks to briefly raise a Christian flag atop a city flag outside City Hall as part of a city event celebrating Boston’s larger community. violated the group’s First Amendment rights.
The court held that the flag display was the equivalent of a public stage and that because many other groups were allowed to raise their flags in celebration of the Boston community, the city could not discriminate based on the religious group’s point of view without violating the Constitution. .