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ABC Silent on Mocking of Pence’s Christian Faith

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By: Chrissy Clark – dailysignal.com – February 26, 2018

ABC received 25,363 phone calls of complaints after Joy Behar, co-host of “The View,” said on-air that the vice president’s Christian faith is “mental illness.” (Photo: FMB/Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN /Newscom)

It looks like ABC isn’t going to apologize for “The View” co-host Joy Behar’s on-air mocking of Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith.

Many Christian viewers were offended by Behar’s remarks, and the TV network early on received 25,363 phone calls after the liberal comedian and commentator equated Pence’s faith with “mental illness,” Fox News reported.

“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” Behar said during the Feb. 13 episode of “The View.” “That’s different, that’s called mental illness.”

Pence said he regretted that ABC would allow a forum to someone who would compare Christianity with mental illness.

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“When I heard that a program likened my Christianity to mental illness, I just couldn’t be silent,” Pence said in an interview with Fox News. “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”

Vice President Mike Pence @VP tweeted:
“I do try and start every day reading the Bible. My wife and I try to have a prayer together before I leave the house every morning. But I do think I’m a very typical American. I think people of all different faith traditions cherish their faith in God.”

It is a basic tenet of Christianity that God—in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—speaks to believers not only through the Bible but in their prayer lives and in ordinary circumstances.

Behar’s comment on “The View” aired the day before the Florida high school shooting, just after a clip from CBS’ “Celebrity Big Brother” featuring former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman and her thoughts on Pence.

In the clip, Newman said that those hoping for President Donald Trump’s impeachment should reconsider because of Pence.

“I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things,” Newman said, referring to Pence.

Behar then equated Pence’s Christianity with mental illness, implying that the vice president hears voices in his head.

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Source: ABC Silent on Mauling of Pence’s Christian Faith on ‘The View’