Resolution on the Sunday Closing Law

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Title

Resolution on the Sunday Closing Law

Alternative Title

Orlando Ministerial Association's Resolution on the Sunday Closing Law

Subject

First Unitarian Church of Orlando

Description

The Orlando Ministerial Association's resolution on Florida Senate Bill no. 682, the Sunday Closing Law. According to the document, the association opposed the bill, whose referendum was scheduled for May 3, 1960, because they believed that establishing a religious day of worship for Orange County citizens would violate the First Amendment of the Constitution. The association also believed the proposed bill was discriminatory because it singled out special groups while allowing others to be exempt. In addition, the resolution claims that the proposed law gave county law enforcement agents the power to question a citizens about their religion, which violated the separation of church and state. The resolution was passed on April 21, 1960.

Creator

Orlando Ministerial Association

Source

Original typewritten report: First Unitarian Church of Orlando.

Date Created

ca. 1960-04-21

Format

image/jpg

Extent

3.37 MB

Medium

1-page typewritten report

Language

eng

Type

Text

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Orlando Ministerial Association and published by the First Unitarian Church of Orlando.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this source is held by the First Unitarian Church of Orlando and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

McDonough, Bryan

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External Reference

Buehrens, John A. Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People's History. Boston: Skinner House Books, 2011.
Hoefer, Jean M., and Irene Baros-Johnson. May No One Be a Stranger: 150 Years of Unitarian Presence in Syracuse. Syracuse, N.Y. (3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse 13214): May Memorial Unitarian Society, 1988.

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