"The View" Host Joy Behar Apologizes for Anti-Christian Remarks

"The View" Host Joy Behar Apologizes for Anti-Christian Remarks

On February 13, Joy Behar, one of the co-hosts of The View, set off a firestorm when she made a derogatory remark about Vice President's Mike Pence's Christian faith. "It's another thing when Jesus talks to you", she said, adding that hearing messages from God is a form of "mental illness". "That's called mental illness", Behar said.

This came in response to a Monday evening episode of the Fox News show "Hannity", in which Pence said he accepted her apology but advised that she publicly apologized to the millions of Americans whose beliefs she offended.

"I give Joy Behar a lot of credit", Pence said. "She picked up the phone, she called me, she was very honest, and she apologized".

Behar's on-air reaction: "It's one thing to talk to Jesus".

The Vice President's press secretary, Alyssa Farah, also confirmed to CBN News that Pence urged Behar "to make the same apology publicly on the show that she did privately to him".

Behar received an onslaught of backlash from viewers following the anti-Christian remarks. I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith.

"My question is, can he talk to Mary Magdalene without his wife in the room?" she said.

Iger told Danhof that Behar had already apologized to Pence, which he believed was "absolutely appropriate". Behar's actual apology lasts all of 10 seconds.

On C-SPAN the next day, Pence attacked ABC, saying that the network should not have broadcast a "forum that compared Christianity to mental illness".

"What do you say to the tens of millions of Christians, and President Trump supporters, that your networks have so blatantly offended and ascribed hateful labels?" shareholder Justin Danhof asked Iger. They were made during a discussion of Pence on the daytime talk show last month. "She called me. She was very honest, and she apologized". She made a call to him and apologized.

Behar's comments led to the Media Research Center's launch of a campaign to hold the television host accountable for what they called "anti-Christian bigotry". "I sincerely apologize for what I said".

However, a White House source told The Washington Post in an email that Behar "in no way suggested her comment was a 'miscommunication'".

In contrast, "Pence didn't back down and that sets a good standard", Showalter opined.

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