But a corollary to this idea, and one about which I feel quite viscerally, is that the host country flag has no business being displayed in a sanctuary of the Kingdom of God. From all I’ve heard and seen, this seems to be a particularly American issue; I don’t recall seeing flags in the churches I’ve visited in most other countries, but in American Evangelical churches it’s almost de rigueur. And it’s deeply wrong, I believe, primarily because Americans (especially, but not only, conservative Christian Americans) treat the flag rather like an idol (it’s not possible to “desecrate” something that’s not first sacred). (read the rest here)
The author above has a different take. If the Church is the Kingdom of God, then why give such a place to another country’s flag, as if the host country is laying claim to a portion of the Kingdom?
Look at me. Do you think I want to see any flags in the sanctuary?