That's creating a new time with either :utc or :local. The issue is when using :local, that creates a new time based on the systems local time zone, and ignores the time set in the app via config.time_zone = 'Central Time (US & Canada)'
So if the app is set for CST (via config.time_zone), but the local system time zone in EST, the time will be created for EST even if the app is set for CST.
So in code such as
attribute :received_at, :datetimeend
obj = FormObject.newreceived_at: '2020-01-02 00:50'
obj.received_at # 2020-01-02 00:50:00 -0500 => should be 2020-01-02 00:50:00 -0600
The resulting time is wrong because the time zone set in the app is being ignored.
Any reason this would be occurring the way it is or is it a bug?