A March for Jesus flag will not fly at Windsor City Hall this summer, after council voted down the request Monday night.
A group representing different churches went to city council last night to ask permission to fly the flag.
The flag is white with a red cross on a blue rectangle in one corner.
Council turned down the request, stating the flag violates the city’s policy, which prohibits “flags deemed to be offensive in nature or those supporting discrimination, prejudice, political or religious movements.”
The group organizing the “March for Jesus” in August wanted to fly the flag in the days leading up to the event.
“In a newly discovered video, Pastor Eric Dammann admit to punching a child right in the chest because he didn’t take God seriously. And he considers that an ultimately good thing.
As he recounts the story, there was a ‘real smart-aleck’ at some youth group he was at, a ‘bright kid’ who was ‘just trying to push my buttons and was “not taking the Lord serious.’”
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Dhaka in protest at the murder of a prominent secular American blogger of Bangladeshi origin who was hacked to death with machetes after he allegedly received threats from Islamists.
Avijit Roy and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were attacked on a crowded pavement as they were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. Ahmed, who is also a blogger, lost a finger and remains under treatment at the Square hospital in Dhaka.
The attack took place at about 8.45pm on Thursday evening when a group of men ambushed the couple as they walked toward a roadside tea stall, with at least two of the attackers hitting them with meat cleavers. The attackers then ran off into the crowds. Two blood-stained cleavers were found after the attack, said police.