Actor Kevin Sorbo Unloads On Shutdown Orders: ‘Everybody Please WAKE UP!!’

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Actor Kevin Sorbo took to Twitter on Sunday to suggest there was more going on with stay-at-home orders by state and local governments.

In a series of tweets, the “Hercules” actor and director of “Let There Be Light” said there were discrepancies in what the government was and was not allowing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—noting many of the advisory warnings were actually “not about your health.”

“Everybody please WAKE UP!!” Sorbo said in an initial tweet.

“When the State tells you it’s safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go and buy a flower and when the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn’t lay off a single government employee, it’s not about your health,” he continued.

Sorbo added: “When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it’s dangerous, but allows in-person lottery ticket sales and When the State tells you it’s dangerous to go golf or fish alone but they can get makeup and hair done for 5 TV appearances, it’s not about your health.”

“When the state puts you IN jail for walking in a park with your child because it’s too dangerous but let’s criminals OUT of jail for their health and when the state tells you it’s dangerous to get treated by a doctor yet says a liquor store’s essential it’s not about your health!” he added in yet another tweet.

The tweet referenced an incident in Colorado where former police officer Matt Mooney was arrested at a park while he was playing with his daughter.

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ABC News reports Mooney said he believed he was in compliance with the law and social distancing guidelines.

“We’re just having a good time, not near anybody else. The next closest person is at least 15 feet away from me and my daughter at this point,” Mooney told ABC News.

The officers disagreed. ABC News reports:

Police arrived soon after, Mooney said, telling him and others in the area to leave because the park was closed.

Mooney said he told officers that he was familiar with the posted rules and believed he and his family were in compliance and practicing proper social distancing. He said he refused to provide his identification when officers asked for it because he had not broken any law.

“Well, they didn’t like that idea. They then proceeded to make a threat against me saying, ‘If you don’t give us your identification, if you don’t identify yourself, we’re going to put you in handcuffs in front of your 6-year-old daughter.'”

Sorbo continued his criticism of the governmental restrictions, again saying in all caps: “IT’S NOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.”

“WAKE UP PEOPLE — If you think this is all about your health you’re mistaken! Please open your eyes! Stop being lead like blind sheep,” he concluded.

In another tweet, Sorbo shared a graphic that showed it was ok to take the coronavirus seriously, be worried about its economic impact, and be worried about governmental overreach.