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Just a thought: I am not sure the Georgia state law banning the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday is constitutional.

The Sunday sales ban law shows favoritism and advances the doctrine of some Christians over other religions, which may celebrate their Sabbath on a different day than Sunday.

The U.S. Supreme Court's 7-2 majority opinion in the case of Edwards v. Aguillard (482 U.S. 587, June 14, 1987) stated that there is a 3 pronged "Lemon test" for the government to ensure the wall of separation between government and religion:

1. The government's action must have a legitimate secular purpose; 2. the government's action must not have a primary effect of either advancing or inhibiting religion; and 3. the government's action must not result in "excessive entanglement" of the government and religion.

The law does not have a secular purpose; it advances the ideology of one religious group and provides excessive entanglement by restricting the rights of certain Christians and non-Christians.

James Jones
Gainesville

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