I've pointed out that when the religion of Statism conflicts with other religions, people generally defer to Statism, allowing other religious beliefs to be given the scraps; to be pushed down the stack of priorities.
This photo, which I took at a nearby church, illustrates this perfectly. Oddly, for this area, the wind was calm so the flags aren't as visible as I wish. But that's a US federal flag-- Holy Pole Quilt-- placed on a pole above the Christian flag.
That's right, they give Holy Pole Quilt a position of superiority over their other beliefs. They are honoring Statism over Christianity.
Yes, I realize the old (and retired) "US flag codes" require this placement. So?
Why are they even flying Holy Pole Quilt at a church at all? What does that have to do with their primary mission?
When I was a kid I heard people talk about the brave Christians in the USSR and China who risked death by putting Christianity above the wishes and opinions ("laws") of the State. Yet Americans can't bother to do the same in a minor way when the US feral government is highly unlikely to murder them for doing so? If you won't stand up when it's easy, how can you believe you will when the stakes are high?
They need to get their priorities straight and choose who or what they are going to worship. Or, just give up.