Commonwealth Policy Center

Attorney General Daniel Cameron is joining a legal battle with 12 other states regarding religious freedom. A group called Constitution Camp was denied an application to raise a Christian flag in the city of Boston. Other groups were allowed to use the flagpole, which was considered as a public forum to create “an environment in the City where everyone feels included and is treated with respect.” But not for this Christian organization. Cameron said, “For over two centuries, the First Amendment of our Constitution has protected our right to speak freely. Attempts like those undertaken by the City of Boston to limit religious speech constrain these foundational rights. As long as groups can raise flags representing their views in a public forum, organizations that wish to fly religious flags must be permitted to do so as well.”