News Brief
Repealing of Blue Laws echoes national move toward secularism

By Randy Ketcherside

Boston - Sunday: the Sabbath, a day of rest, a day of worship, a day to visit friends, a time for family.
It hasn’t been very long ago that you had to look hard for a business that was open on Sunday.
It was hard to get a flat fixed, get a tank of gas, buy groceries, go to the mall, go to the movies or even get a hamburger.
Now with the repeal of some of the “blue laws,” you and I can do all of these things. One of the few remaining blue laws from Massachusetts to Texas was that which prohibited Sunday alcohol sales.
At the end of November, Massachusetts joined New York, Delaware, and Pennsylvania in relaxing the ban on Sunday alcohol sales. This could generate $1.5 to $2.5 million in new tax revenues for the state, but at what cost?
In the battle of commerce versus God, it would appear that commerce is winning. This attempt to modernize America is just another example of how secular America has become.