Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Joy Behar Of 'The View' Apologizes For Mike Pence 'Mental Illness' Comment

Joy Behar Of 'The View' Apologizes For Mike Pence 'Mental Illness' Comment

"It's another thing when Jesus talks to you", Joy Behar ridiculed.

If you've missed the backstory here, this all began a few weeks ago when Joy Behar made a joke about Mike Pence being mentally ill because of his Christian faith.

The View participants were discussing former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman's comment that the Vice President "thinks Jesus tells him to say things". It's another thing when Jesus talks to you. "That's called 'mental illness, ' if I'm not correct". 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". Bozell's watchdog group is presently running a campaign on behalf of aggrieved Christians, urging that viewers contact "View" advertisers about Behar's "hateful, anti-Christian remarks". And I'm like, Jesus ain't say that ...

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

So far, Behar has not apologized on the same forum in which she made the insult jokes against Christianity that many found offensive. I don't mean to offend people but apparently I keep doing it.

Last week, Disney CEO Bob Iger told company shareholders that Behar had called Pence to apologize.

"It's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance", Pence responded a day later. "I would like to apologize to him and his family in particular". He added that he was glad she apologized and that he "takes exception" to the comments.

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. While speaking with Hannity, he suggested that Behar apologize publicly on The View.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.

"You and I know that criticism comes with public life", Pence added.

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