Citing the First Amendment, Mayor Walsh is refusing to let Hal Shurtleff, who runs a New Hampshire camp to teach kids his version of the Constitution, fly a Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles in front of City Hall, the Herald reports.
Shurtleff, whose name is familiar to devotees of the bulletin board at the West Roxbury Roche Bros., and who spent some 26 years as a New England coordinator for the John Birch Society, says this is outrageous. His Florida-based lawyers are demanding Walsh change course by Sept. 27 or suffer the consequences for not letting him fly a white flag with a red cross on a blue field in the corner and hold a ceremony on City Hall Plaza about our "Judeo-Christian moral heritage."
He might have to stand in line with the local Satanists, who periodically demand they be allowed to give a convocation at the start of a City Council meeting.
Shurtleff was a New England coordinator for the John Birch Society until 2016. He claims he was forced out when the society, which believed Eisenhower was a Communist infiltrator and which believes the UN wants to take over local government in the US, gave him a choice between continuing his work with them or with his Camp Constitution.