Talk show host apologises to Mike Pence for mocking Christian faith

Aaron Brown
March 14, 2018

"The View" host Joy Behar apologized Tuesday at the urging of Vice President Mike Pence for "slandering" Christianity by joking that Pence's affinity for acting on calls from Jesus sounded like "mental illness".

The comments had Behar saying "it's one thing to talk to Jesus".

'It's one thing to talk to Jesus.

She had also said anyone who hears the voice of God suffers from "mental illness".

The offending remark was made on February 13 during a discussion of the Big Brother episode in which Omarosa Manigault spoke about Pence's religiosity. Last week Iger, CEO of ABC parent Disney, revealed Behar had privately called the Vice President to apologize.

"I'm still encouraging her to use the forum of that program or some other public forum to apologize to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended", he said. "I'm Christian. I love Jesus".

She said during the latest episode of "The View" on Tuesday, "I think Vice President Pence is right".

He said he told her that it was also important to apologize to all that were upset by what she said.

Behar subsequently phoned the vice president and personally apologized.

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During an episode of Big Brother, Omarosa called Pence "extreme" and added that he "thinks Jesus tells him to say things".

Her co-host Sunny Hostin said she does not appreciate Pence speaking in tongues, even though she is a person of faith, according to Charisma News.

The Daily Mail source reports that after the televised squabble, McCain "kept screaming, 'I can't believe she said she's offended by all Republicans". Behar finally addressed the viewers and offered a twelve-second apology on the Tuesday, March 13 edition of The View.

"It's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance".

After learning of the apology to the Vice President, Media Research Center's President, Brent Bozell issued a statement that it was "not almost enough" and promised the campaign against The View's advertisers would continue.

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"When they do that, this whole matter will be put to rest", Bozell concluded.

McCain added that she has sometimes felt that "liberals say, "We need to be tolerant of everyone" except prolifers, except Trump supporters, except gun owners, except for everyone in the red in the middle of the country". "We're better than that", Pence later said in response.

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