BLUE LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES

ENFORCED SUNDAY LAW

What’s the difference between Sunday and the Sabbath? https://www.uscatholic.org/articles/201911/whats-difference-between-sunday-and-sabbath-31885

Blue laws From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Blue laws, also known as Sunday laws, are laws designed to restrict or ban some or all Sunday activities for religious reasons, particularly to promote the observance of a day of worship or rest. Blue laws may also restrict shopping or ban sale of certain items on specific days, most often on Sundays in the western world. Blue laws are enforced in parts of the United States and Canada as well as some European countries, particularly in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Norway, keeping most stores closed on Sundays. In the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court has held blue laws as constitutional numerous times, citing secular bases such as securing a day of rest for mail carriers, as well as protecting workers and families, in turn contributing to societal stability and guaranteeing the free exercise of religion. The origin of the blue laws also partially stems from religion, particularly the prohibition of Sabbath desecration in Christian Churches following the first-day Sabbatarian tradition. Both labor unions and trade associations have historically supported the legislation of blue laws. Most blue laws have been repealed in the United States, although Indiana banned the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays until the law was repealed on February 28, 2018, and many states ban selling cars on Sundays. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_laws_in_the_United_States

Cerabino: Boynton Beach man goes through time to clear grandmother’s name – She was charged with violating the town’s blue laws by opening her business on Sundays, “the Lord’s day. https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20191125/cerabino-boynton-beach-man-goes-through-time-to-c lear-grandmotherrsquos-name

All stores in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be closed on Thanksgiving due to blue laws, which prohibit retailers from being open. … Note that hours may vary and some municipalities have laws affecting whether stores are allowed to open. It’s a good idea to call first. Maine’s “Blue Laws” prevent big retailers from opening on Thanksgiving Day https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Maines-Blue-Laws-prevent-big-retailers-from-opening-on-Thank sgiving-Day-565478711.html

President Supports Initiative for Work-Free Sunday Nov 25, 2019 https://www.total-croatia-news.com/politics/39829-work-free-sunday

Sunday is for worship, not hunting https://www.altoonamirror.com/life/area-life/2019/11/sunday-is-for-worship-not-hunting

AZ Senator: Church attendance should be mandatory https://www.azfamily.com/az-senator-church-attendance-should-be-mandatory/article_792a9036-af 1f-5449-969a-36e43d237c7b.html

George Bowers Sr.: We all need a break https://www.nvdaily.com/nvdaily/george-bowers-sr-we-all-need-a-break/article_b1118250-83c0-56 2e-b1e1-a97824affec9.html

Shalom, editor Rita Williams of Cephas Ministries

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