Joy Behar to apologize to Christians about Pence joke

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Joy Behar criticized Vice President Pence's faith by saying that hearing from Jesus is actually called “mental illness.”

"It's another thing when Jesus talks to you", Ms. Behar said.

Joy Behar of "The View" is apologizing for comments she made for equating people's claims that Jesus Christ talks to them to mental illness. The joke was even on "The X-Files" in the 1990s.

On "The View" on Tuesday, Behar said, "I think Vice President Pence is right. That's called 'mental illness, ' if I'm not correct".

After running the clip of Pence's request, Behar said, "Yeah". A person raised in the Catholic church, she's no stranger to faith, but the right-wing alleged everything from veiled anti-Semitism claiming she was "Jewish" to her being another Godless liberal heathen.

Pence reportedly told Behar she should apologize to Christians during a private phone call, but the vice president doubled down on Fox News and apparently "The View" co-host took notice. While claiming he accepted her apology, he then passive aggressively suggested she needed to make it public. Today, we begin round 5 (?) of this story with an interview with Mike Pence set to air on Hannity tonight.

By the end of February, the MRC's campaign had led to at least 30,000 calls insisting that Behar apologize, as well as 6,000 calls to the daytime show's sponsors, according to Fox News.

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"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?"

Iger answered him by saying, "I don't know where I start".

A day after her initial joke, Behar attempted to clarify her comments on the air.

The American Thinker's Monica Showalter notes that in an age when Christians are becoming increasingly fearful of speaking out publicly, Pence has proven a laudable exception. "Not even the pope wants to admit he's Christian, it sometimes seems".

Hannity quipped back, "So does mine, but I'm not as good at it as you". "And in doing this, he made it just a little easier to be Christian".

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