The House is moving forward with Sunday alcohol sales. The AP says “social conservatives” aren’t happy. I’m a social conservative. I’m happy.
Frustrated by the Senate’s reluctance to consider a measure that would allow Sunday sales of alcohol in Georgia, House lawmakers launched their own effort Thursday to legalize selling booze on the Sabbath.
Similar to Senate proposals, the measure would allow communities to decide for themselves whether to allow beer, wine and liquor sales on Sunday. It also would only legalize the sales after noon on Sundays – when church services traditionally end. The sales would be allowed to continue until 7 p.m.
“We felt like it was time to get something started in the House,” said state Rep. Roger Williams, a Republican from Dalton and the bill’s sponsor. “So far the Senate has held it up.”
Social conservatives have lined up against the plans, saying they would sully the Sabbath.
Sadie Fields, director of the Georgia Christian Alliance, said the measure threatens to turn Sunday “into just another day.”