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Report: Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon instructing deputies not to enforce Ivey’s ‘Safer at Home’ order

Last week, Gov. Kay Ivey announced a loosening of restrictions on businesses and activities initially put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. However, not included among those were opening of barbershops, hair salons, nail salons and massage parlors, indoor dining at bars and restaurants and worship services at churches and other religious institutions.

As questions of the constitutionality of these orders have been raised, some are outright defying them, including a barbershop in the Inverness neighborhood of North Shelby County.

However, the latest show of resistance to Ivey’s so-called “Safer at Home” order comes from law enforcement in Blount County.


According to a report from Cullman’s Daily News Facebook page, Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon is telling his deputies “not to stop” businesses or churches in defiance of Ivey’s order.

https://www.facebook.com/CullmanDailyNews/photos/a.106147330742500/259056438784921/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBQVCLbOy9oHoZbVeexhWtcGiFQB_bYEQheOclGLGzWJlJOrDCQU7DYc4qSYyV8_NAFem14J8Uk6cknsGSpma2gK702FVXmXcXREr2J_V8MtH69ycXPFXURGW2S2z3WBYK87tw2nfSeuyudiLYgh0jQaO4yRoZygvYHTaj-bFoih3nttD8VYdb6pRz9aBHjKhG_VKk5R1_rXtY5oFhKl0bBUu83bVyHBTxZ4Uso7i5FgF2TK06OfauTzUbBh7oUet3m3S4Pu_k-bw-S2jzeB3vp6oZXLjnx6lTQ-pT5IubvqoeDijuWJNQMFK1qaFkrM6umtmnoLoFZXToh3rDFsAs&__tn__=-R

“Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon says that he’s told his deputies not to stop businesses or churches that violate the Governor’s Safer-at-Home order,” the Cullman Daily News report said. “Moon noted that he cannot force himself to go after the hard working people and churches for doing what they feel is the best thing for them, their families or congregations.”

According to his Facebook profile, Moon also serves as a pastor at the Countyline Baptist Church in Trafford.

Moon received thanks from State Sen. Shay Shelnutt (R-Trussville), who also recognized Moon’s actions on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/shay.shelnutt/posts/10213947538197307?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARA9C7vUyH_-5fpckOEWrrG39OvKxXuLO2DvbOMuJ10eewjSb2MMVwSL9O8hFNvlu5foF-RihuV2KlcgLEvU3dKQisWsZTZI7xtwmxBQckCvCLLh_5UVgDcLWgIr_lmBIR_DlYyvamwsiMiK1VCCxBi3feEnxIby1qksHMNHegaCtLW8gW2bERDkXc2AYYY_b0tQ0d3gMchFnPbtyLuIbaB9xUolNjnJJv0k6w6_ucpe0oHmeW0bZCJgMv_qRynaTizlDhozPxtK65qzlC_OtwnxYrL1kMycclzrxJZTz_aZgpRBKWugvxSWlCLMYQPw3MSr8u5vSaTJNxs1qNE&__tn__=-R

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly and host of Huntsville’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 2-5 p.m. on WVNN.