Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Joy Behar Finally Apologizes for Mocking Pence's Christian Faith

Joy Behar Finally Apologizes for Mocking Pence's Christian Faith

Tuesday at the opening of "The View" Behar apologized for her comments mocking the idea that the vice president heard the voice of Jesus during the February 13 episode.

Behar responded: "It's one thing to talk to Jesus". And I'm like, Jesus ain't say that ... "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct, hearing voices", she said. They both talked about how they were raised Roman Catholic, he said, and mentioned that Pence told Behar that he was confirmed in the church, taking the name "Christopher".

Pence appeared on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" Monday evening, urging Behar to apologize to "tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended" during the conversation - and she obliged. Yesterday, I issued a statement on Twitter, addressing offensive comments made by Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin of The View regarding Vice President Mike Pence's Christian faith.

The vice president concluded his answer by saying that he hoped Behar "and others on the airwaves will come to appreciate the meaning and, if I could say it, the joy that comes from faith and respect that". "I sincerely apologize for what I said", she offered. Most Christians would understand his words in the proper sense - not as having heard literal voices from Jesus, but receiving a message from Jesus in other ways, such as from the reading of the Bible. They were made during a discussion of Pence on the daytime talk show last month.

"That would make me mentally ill since I'm a Christian myself", she said when asked if she believes "Christians are mentally ill" the following day. However, he also encouraged her to apologize publicly to "tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended".

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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".

Among the first to accept her apology: North Carolina-based evangelist Franklin Graham, who had called in a Tuesday Facebook post for her to publicly apologize.

Iger revealed in his response to that question that Behar had personally apologized to Pence. He said at a meeting with investors, "Joy Behar apologized to Vice President Pence directly". Today, we begin round 5 (?) of this story with an interview with Mike Pence set to air on Hannity tonight. "I'm a great admirer of Mike Pence and his family", she said.

Look, but I said to Joy, of course, I forgive you.

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