The View co-host Joy Behar viciously attacked Vice President Mike Pence for his devotion to Christianity with ignorant and snide remarks, saying his faith is a “mental illness.” Behar mocked Pence’s steadfast belief in the power of prayer.
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” added Behar. “That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct, he’s hearing voices.”
Vice President Mike Pence struck back the next day against Joy Behar’s vicious anti-religious comments. Pence called out the vitriolic nonsense and said that it was wrong for the liberal comedian to openly comparing Christianity to having a “mental illness.”
“To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong,” Pence told C-SPAN this week. “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
“It demonstrates how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people that you could have a major network like ABC permit a forum for invective against religion like that,” he added.
The Vice President was referring to Behar’s fiery rhetoric while discussing former Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault’s baseless assertion that Pence believes “Jesus tells him to say things.”
But he didn’t stop there.
Today he’s urging “The View” co-host Joy Behar to apologize to “tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended” for recent remarks she made about him in which she said that if you hear Jesus talking to you, it’s a sign of mental illness.
“I give Joy Behar a lot of credit. She picked up the phone. She called me,” Pence told Fox News host Sean Hannity in an interview set to air Monday night on the network. “She was very sincere, and she apologized, and one of the things my faith teaches me is grace; forgive as you’ve been forgiven,” he added.
“So does mine, but I’m not as good at it as you,” Hannity remarked.
“Look, but I said to Joy: ‘Of course, I forgive you.’ That’s part of my faith experience,” Pence replied. “But I did encourage her, and 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.”
The controversial remarks were made on “The View” by Behar on Feb. 13.
“I don’t know that I want my vice president, um — speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him,” co-host Sunny Hostin said.
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” added Behar. “That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct. Hearing voices.”
Great reponse. Always respectful. They don’t deserve it but VP Pence always a gentleman. Thank you, Mr. Vice President for standing up for religious values and American values!
Joy Behar is not only a disgrace to her heritage, but to the Christian community as well. She is incredibly rude to speak disrespect of the Vice President. I’m with VP Pence. ABC needs to fire her.
Maybe if Joy stopped flapping her jaw and thinking she knows everything she would hear God as well.
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