“The View” host Joy Behar slammed Christianity, calling it a mental illness, and directed her comments at Vice President Mike Pence.
Joy Behar said of Pence’s faith, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you.”
Sherri Shepard responded to Behar in a demi-defense of Pence and said, “As a Christian, that’s just par for the course. You talk to Jesus, Jesus talks back. What concerns me is, how long is the conversation with Jesus?”
Behar then joked, “Can he talk to Mary Magdalene without his wife in the room?”
Mike Pence has calmly responded to the tasteless comments though, and I believe he represented Christianity very well, as he does in his every day life.
He said that his faith in Jesus is the most important thing in his life. “My faith sustains me in all that I do,” he responded.
He then stated that Behar and The View insulted the “vast majority of the American people who cherish faith.”
“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 continued.
Later on Tuesday’s program, Behar backtracked slightly — but held firm to her belief that listening to Jesus is odd behavior.
“I think Mike Pence, say what you want about him and his religiosity. I don’t think he’s mentally ill. Even though he is saying he hears voices I don’t think he’s that crazy,” she said.
Oh, she only thinks Christians are just a little crazy. Whatever.
If ABC News wants to employ an anti-Christian bigot — that is their business. It’s a free country.
But let’s be honest — had Joy Behar said about gay people what she said about Christians — she would’ve been fired on the spot and hauled out on the studio on live television.
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