George Goss, an associate pastor with Victory Baptist Church in Rossville, is one of the organizers of the vote “no” campaign.
Goss recently sent a letter to 55 local churches exhorting the leaders to inform their congregations of the issue and “rally the troops” to the polls.
“Alcohol is already in the community and has been for some time, but we’re fighting against the desecration of the Lord’s day,” he said. “It’s bad enough that it’s sold Monday through Saturday.”
The Sunday sales issue is one of the last bricks in a wall of so-called “blue laws” pertaining to alcohol sales that have been consistently eliminated or liberalized across the country in recent years.
Georgia is one of only three states that ban Sunday alcohol sales.
Across the border in Chattanooga, stores that sell wine and liquor are closed on Sundays, but beer can be purchased in most Tennessee counties.
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