Resolution on the Sunday Closing Law
Orlando Ministerial Association's Resolution on the Sunday Closing Law
First Unitarian Church of Orlando
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.
Orlando Ministerial Association
Original typewritten report: First Unitarian Church of Orlando.
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1-page typewritten report
Originally created by Orlando Ministerial Association and published by the First Unitarian Church of Orlando.
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