Yes, banning Sunday shopping will hurt the economy and it's generally a faith-based law and thus violates the separation of church and state.
No, Sunday is considered a "day of rest" for Christians, but it can also ensure that all workers get at least one day of the week off.
I am a Christian & Sunday-shopping does not offend me. I don't expect the country to base all its decisions on my faith. There are many religions, in America. There are foreign tourists. And there are non-believers. People should have the opportunity to shop, if they want to.
.... More money going to the businesses = better economy
Rhodesia and Bettabreeder. The two christian white fundamentalists
I wanted to say yes. But then I realized that the economy is so over-driven by consumerism that a day off would actually BENEFIT the economy and by consequence, honor the tradition of many religious groups, not just the Christians. If not to please a spirit, let it be a day to enjoy our humanness, giving the flesh a day to relax and rejoice in how far we've come.