City Leaders Approve Christian Flag Display

By Staff | November 2, 2010 | 10:12 AM EDT

Ray Martini, an Air Force Veteran, stands beside a Christian flag flying in front of the Veterans Memorial at Central Park in King, N.C., on Oct. 16, 2010. Martini launched a vigil to guard the new flag after another one was removed following complaints. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP) - After having previously voted to remove it, the city council in a small North Carolina community has voted to allow a Christian flag to fly at a veteran's memorial as part of a limited display.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that King City Council voted 4-0 Monday to develop a policy to eventually fly the flag as part of a display allowing religious flags recognized by the U.S. military.

The council voted in September to remove the flag on the advice of the city attorney after they got a complaint from a resident about it. The American Civil Liberties Union said displaying the Christian flag violated the First Amendment.

The September vote prompted some veterans to camp out at the park to guard their own Christian flag in front of the memorial.