Religion: No Sunday Funerals

Jews hold no funerals on their Sabbath. Funerals are too mournful; the Sabbath should be a day of reverent rejoicing. Some Christians, however, take a mournful pleasure in funerals. Lately, a Christian group banned Sunday funerals, but not with the purpose of depriving any one of Sunday pleasures. For three years the Ministerial Association of Lincoln, Neb. has worked for a city ordinance prohibiting Sunday funerals. The Lincoln City Council unanimously approved an ordinance drafted by Methodist Rev. Walter Aitken, Baptist Rev. C. H. Walcott, and G. T. Slavery of the United Brethren....

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