The issue of Sunday sales of alcohol has been interesting to watch. In talking with fellow pastors, the use or non use of alcohol for both social and liturgical reasons is varied. Consensus on that matter will never happen. I do not use alcohol socially or for liturgical purposes within my congregation.
Yet, a key reason that I do not support the availability of alcohol for sale on Sunday is religious matter. It has little to do whether alcoholic beverages are right or wrong, but that Sunday is a holy day for people who practice the faith of Christianity. The day of honoring God and to also rest was set aside as being different from every other day. As we have slowly degraded and debased the holiness of the Christian Sabbath and keeping it holy, this is simply one more step to corrupt the day that should be different than all other days.