Don’t talk to me about abortion or same-sex marriage, but I want my days off on Sundays, Christmas and Easter! This is the what we get from secularists all too often in different conversations; in some they tell us about the need for separation of Church and state when we mention abortion or homosexuality and on the other hand they’ll complain if they might have to work on a Sunday, Christmas or Easter.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees the double talk here. If millions of American voters disagree with abortion and same-sex marriage, then laws banning abortions and judges from giving licenses to gay couples should be expended no matter how many American voters oppose them because they are issues the Church opposes. However, if millions of American voters disagree with companies making employees work on Sundays, Christmas and Easter — and support blue laws — then many of these same secularists say nothing against that. For those secularists out there: Christmas and Easter are federal holidays. In addition federal agencies like the U.S. Postal Service are closed on these federal holidays which are also religious holidays in addition to Sundays.
So which one is it, secularists? Does the Church have a say in the culture or not? Are Americans allowed to bring their religious and moral convictions into the polls or not? You can’t have it both ways. You go against your own logic by upholding the observance of resting on Sundays, Christmas and Easter while saying we should break from observing Christian ethics. This is coming from a predominantly Christian country which is largely in favor of keeping Sundays, Christmas and Easter as days off from work yet is split in half on issues like abortion and euthanasia. The Church will continue her evangelistic mission regardless of what people think; she started out roughly and then had easier times and now is entering into rougher times again.