A temperance group in Pennsylvania criticized Democratic Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday for the upcoming one-night ban on alcohol sales in bars and restaurants, arguing that the ban does not go far enough.
Joseph T. Todeler, a member of the temperance group widely known as the Baptist Church, slammed Governor Wolf for only instituting the alcohol ban for one night, which is scheduled to run from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 8 a.m. Thursday.
“Why does the governor want to save people from the sin of drinking alcohol for only one night?” Todeler asked. “It seems a little hypocritical to me.”
“Out of the one side of his mouth he crows about trying to save people from COVID-19, but out of the other side of his mouth he’s only willing to ban alcohol sales for one night. Sure, Jan, he really cares about saving lives.”
It was unclear as to who the “Jan” was who Todeler was referring to.
Clyde Bronson, another Baptist Church member, said that while he understood the importance of limiting the spread of COVID-19, he felt that limiting the spread of alcohol was more important.
“We’d be a lot further away from Hell today if we spent less time talking about social distancing from other people and more time talking about social distancing from alcohol,” Bronson said.
Fellow Baptist Church member Geoff Bahtumsup echoed Bronson’s concerns about alcohol.
“Who knows,” Bahtumsup said, “maybe all those poll workers who were counting ballots were seeing double because of the alcohol, and that’s why Joe Biden ended up with so many votes.”