Regarding the May 13 Point of View article by Rev. Mark Creech, “Weakening the value of ‘the Lord’s Day’ ”: Creech wants the government to be legally considerate of a religious preference, the continued banning of hunting on Sunday.
I can’t support hunting, especially by residents wealthy enough to buy food and still invest thousands of dollars into that hobby. Having legal social activities restricted due to considerations of a general religious preference is illegal.
Creech makes reference to the Ten Commandments and other passages found in the Bible to support a ban on hunting when he should have referenced the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights, especially the First Amendment, the one in which the separation of church and state is mandated!
Our country has millions of citizens who are not Christian. Jews, Islamic, Hindu and nonreligious people, et.al., should be able to participate in activities without Christian “Lord’s Day” restrictions in the form of discredited Blue Laws enacted by their religiously zealous legislators many years ago.
These laws are an un-American equivalent to Muslim Sharia Law.
However, as Dr. Robert A. Heinlein said, “It is a truism that almost any sect, cult or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.”
Abdul G. Zalal