Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Pence calls for Joy Behar to apologize to Christians

Pence calls for Joy Behar to apologize to Christians

On Hannity last night, Vice President said that Joy Behar had apologized to him privately for demeaning his Christian faith but added that she should do so publicly too.

Last month Behar derided Pence for saying he communicates with Jesus through prayer. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you. "Specifically, do you think, like Mrs. Hostin and Mrs. Behar, that the Christian faith is akin to a risky mental illness?"

"It's an insult not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who, like me, cherish their faith", said Pence.

MRC President Brent Bozell issued a statement declaring that Behar's private apology was "not almost enough" and promised to continue his campaign against "anti-Christian bigotry" at the network.

Because of the controversy surrounding the comment, Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, which owns ABC, directed Behar to personally offer her apology to Pence.

Co-host Sunny Hostin said, "I don't know that I want my vice president, um - speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him".

On a Tuesday episode of the daytime talk show, co-host Behar reiterated the apology she made to the vice president in a private phone call. "She was very honest, and she apologized and one of the things my faith teaches me is grace; forgive as you've been forgiven", he added.

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While Behar called to apologize to Pence, he decided it wasn't enough.

"Joy Behar apologised to Vice President Pence directly". "I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith, and I fell short of that".

"I just think it demonstrates how out-of-touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people", he said.

Pence added, "I felt it was important that I defend the faith of tens of millions of Americans against that kind of slander". While claiming he accepted her apology, he then passive aggressively suggested she needed to make it public. "Behar and ABC need to publicly apologize for the bigoted slurs on 'The View'".

In contrast, "Pence didn't back down and that sets a good standard", Showalter opined. Danhof asked. "Specifically, do you think, like Mrs. Hostin and Mrs. Behar, that the Christian faith is akin to a risky mental illness?"

On February 15, just two days after Behar made her offensive comments on The View, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued an open letter to James Goldston, president of ABC News.

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