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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Smashy, Oct 21, 2010.
I didn't even realize there WAS a Christian flag. Hm, learn something every day.
Me neither. From the Crusades maybe?
Glad to see someone with a spine stands up for what he believes in.
No, this is of modern origin. Right around the beginning of the 1900s, IIRC. It's pretty much non-denominational but particularly embraced by protestants. The churches in my area of Virginia always have several on display inside. Most churches that fly flags around here usually have one flying under the US flag. Never seen one in a Catholic or Orthodox church.
It might be related to Templar symbolism, which typically featured a red cross on a white background, but any relation is distant and far removed.
That link made my firewall and antivirus go nuts. Synopsis? HH
ACLU forced a small town to take down a christian flag from a local war memorial. In response, nearly every business in that town is flying the christian flag on their property. Also, the guy pictured in the original post has taken it upon himself to put a christian flag on a wooden pole right next to where it used to be. Unless I've read the article wrong, this guy is guarding the flag solo 24/7, albeit with plenty of support in the form of sleeping bags, blankets, and homecooked meals from people in his town.
ACLU spokesperson said that's all fine and dandy, as long as the christian flag isn't being endorsed by government, private citizens can do whatever they want.
That article was the first I'd heard of it. I had to look it up after reading it. I figured it was some old flag from the 15th century or something, but it turns out it was designed in 1907.
I remember the Christian flag being displayed on the other side of the alter of the American flag of both Lutheran churches that I attended as a child/young adult.
Sadly, I haven't noticed one in church in recent memory...
Onward Christian Soldiers....