The chickens are swiftly coming home to roost for Ted Yoho, after his rude verbal assault on Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and then, even worse, his tepid non-apology for same. Apparently Yoho forgot that he was on the board of the Christian group, Bread For the World, and they might have an opinion about how disgracefully he conducted himself. And they did. Bread.org “Bread for the World is deeply concerned about Rep. Ted Yoho’s verbal attack on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and what we and others perceive to be his non-apology. “Bread for the World is concerned that his behavior in the past few days does not reflect the values of respect and compassion that Jesus calls on us to exhibit every day and we expect from our board members. Before we determine any further action, we have reached out to his office and have sought an opportunity to speak with him about the incident.” It will be interesting to follow up on this and see if Yoho finally steps up to the plate and does the right thing. Or, if he resigns from the board, then we’ll know how concerned he is about world hunger. Or, if they throw him off the board, which would make a statement to other yoyos like Yoho, that this kind of behavior belongs in the Stone Age and will not be tolerated by decent people today. Good for Bread For the World for speaking up. The faux Christian evangelicals may be tolerating every outrage that comes out of Trump world, but increasingly there are real Christians, i.e., those who live according to the teachings of Christ, who are putting their foot down. This is encouraging.
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