A [UK] vicar has been warned by council officials about flying a flag depicting Jesus Christ outside his church because it was deemed to be “religious advertising.”
-- From "Church warned that flag of Jesus is 'religious advertising'" by Richard Savill, London Telegraph 4/29/10
Rev Mark Binney, vicar of St Andrew’s Church, Hampton, Worcs, said he had been told he needed planning permission if he wanted to fly a flag “advertising Christianity” in future.
The flag was put up outside the church in the week preceding Easter Sunday displaying the words 'This is Holy Week' and an image of Jesus on the cross.
Mr Binney said the warning was “appalling”, and he felt it was part of a gradual erosion of Christianity in Britain.
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