Canadian Secular Alliance

Canadian Secular Alliance

August 20, 2013 13:36 ET

Media Advisory: Secularists Praise City of Windsor's Decision to Stop Raising Christian Flag

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 20, 2013) - The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA), a public policy non-profit organization advancing church-state separation and the neutrality of government in matters of religion, congratulates the City of Windsor in ending its practice of raising the Christian flag over Windsor City Hall.

"Allowing 'March for Jesus' to raise the Christian flag over Windsor City Hall breaches the city's own praiseworthy secularism policy of prohibiting endorsements of one religious group over others," said CSA Spokesperson Justin Trottier.

While prohibiting the Christian flag raising, the City of Windsor is still allowing 'March for Jesus' banners and other Christian symbols on city space, which the CSA does not oppose.

"The display of religion in public is fine, provided government not be seen as endorsing particular belief systems," said Trottier. "We trust the City will provide equal promotional opportunity when similar requests start coming from other religions, or atheist organizations."

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