You can’t make this stuff up.
From article at the Washington Examiner:
Democratic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced on Wednesday that restaurants will be able to host up to 50 customers in outdoor seating but that churches will still be limited to 10 no matter the setting.
Regarding why restaurants could host 50 people outdoors but religious centers could not, Walz said there is “not a perfect answer.” He claimed that the decision-making was based on the “predictability” of the venue but then said that many religious gatherings have predictable crowds.
“I think, and I’m hearing strongly on this, of trying to figure out how we make that happen because I think the logic behind it, and I think, again, it was the predictability of who’s there. But I think you could argue, ‘Boy, I see the same people every Sunday at my congregation and, in fact, the Smiths sat in the same pew every year for 30 years, so we know exactly where they’re at and we know exactly where they are,'” Walz said.
Translation: It’s ok for you and the whole crowd to go to the local pizzeria and feed your faces. But if you are among a dozen people who want to pray to your god at the local church, synagogue or mosque, you will be breaking the law.
Does that make any sense to you?
Is this the United States of America to you?
Well, it is to Democrat Governor Tim Walz. And, at least so far, I don’t know of any great groundswell of opposition from his fellow Democrats.
Will Minnesotans’ memories be long enough to remember this come election day?
I guess we’ll find out then.