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There is a flag that was registered with the Library of Congress in 2003
as the US National Christian flag. It was recently unveiled via the
Christian Broadcast Network on flag day. There is a website for your
The flag was created by my mother, Marcia
Amanda Barnett Rimmer, 22 June 2004
The only sense in which the Library of Congress "registers"
anything is through the U.S. Copyright Office, which is part of the
LoC organization. The only way the "flag" could be "registered" is
by copyrighting its design.
Maybe I'm reading more into Ms. Rimmer's message than I should, but she seems to intend her citation of the flag's "registration" with a U.S. government agency to give it some kind of official cachet. If so, she's being very misleading--it has none.
Joe McMillan, 23 June 2004
At least this [kind of flag] reduces claims which want to declare and collect the original Christian Flag as a solely national Christian flag, which has not been the aim of its creator.
Martin Karner, 23 June 2004
An article in 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
A U.S. Christian flag designed to united believers and underscore the Judeo-Christian foundation of the nation is gradually gaining popularity. Designed by a Christian artist, Marcia Thompson Eldreth of Cecil County, Md., the flag was inspired by a sermon she heard in church two years ago. Eldreth says she heard her pastor ask why more believers didn't fly the Christian flag, with the artist describes as "crisp and dignified, but politely cold." She sensed God was calling her to design a new flag for American Christians they could fly proudly along with Old Glory. The current international Christian Flag is a simple design: a white banner with a red cross on a dark blue canton in the upper left corner. The symbolism of the new flag is as follows:
Robert Bullard, 14 June 2005