Moreover, by the early years of the new century, there was clear evidence that some members of the British establishment doubted the validity of the Sunday laws
as they pertained to the baking industry.
in the end, the Constitution of 1778 declared that the Christian religion was the official one; b) in the interim of the segregation of the Carolinas, already enjoying a certain amount of autonomy, its assembly passed the Sunday Laws
of 1692 and 1712.
80) Chairing the committee considering the Sunday law
was none other than former California Supreme Court Justice David Terry.
Before 1900 the Sunday laws
posed a huge problem for many people who desired to view a match of the increasingly popular game of professional base-ball.
In identifying a secular purpose for the Sunday law
, it is not surprising that Harlan did not cite Holy Trinity or discuss whether Sabbath laws could be supported on grounds that America was a Christian nation.
On Sunday, December 3, 1882, a day described by the New York Times as one "long to be remembered in the history of this City," (1) New York's finest took to the streets and with great zeal arrested 137 persons for various violations of the newly codified "Crimes against the Person and Against Public Decency and Good Morals," otherwise known as the Sunday Laws
During that meeting in December of 1888, Blair's committee held a second hearing on the bill for a national Sunday law
From as early as 1816, Jews began to challenge Sunday laws
in numerous states: Virginia, South Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Louisiana.
19) In the decades following the Civil War organizations such as the National Liberal League and the American Secular Union used publications and political efforts to oppose Sunday laws
and to promote the secularization of public life.
Growing into its full stature in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, these Adventists confronted Sunday laws
on every side.
Ringgold examining the Sunday laws
in the United States.
For example, Christian concern about Sunday laws
should not be based on a particular idea of how a Christian should spend Sunday, but on the good it does to people to have a day off work, a day that is different.