Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Pence calls for Joy Behar to apologize to Christians

Walters is set to retire after more than 5 decades in journalism. REUTERS  Carlo Allegri  GM1EA5F0VP101 Joy Behar criticized Vice President Pence's faith by saying that hearing from Jesus is actually called “mental illness.”
Nicole Thomas | 13 March, 2018, 19:17

"The View" co-host Joy Behar has come under fire for criticising the faith of United States Vice President Mike Pence and for saying that hearing from God is a form of "mental illness". "So I think Vice President Pence is right", she agreed.

"And I give Joy Behar a lot of credit", Pence continued. She picked up the phone. "It's another thing when Jesus talks to you", Ms. Behar said.

"It is a good first step that Joy Behar privately apologized to Vice President Pence, but it is not almost enough", Bozell said in a statement released by MRC.

The controversy stemmed from a comment Behar made on "The View" last month during a discussion of former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who criticized Pence as "scary" and "extreme".

On Tuesday's edition of "The View", Behar publicly apologized, noting that the vice-president had encouraged her to do so. "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. He emphasized that The View's deriding his Christianity is "an insult not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who like me cherish their faith". "When you have a Mike Pence who now puts this religious veneer on things and who calls people values voters, I think we're this a unsafe situation".

Rex Tillerson out as Secretary of State
Tillerson, formerly the CEO of ExxonMobil, was out of the country, finishing a week-long tour of several African nations. Last Thursday, Tillerson said it would be premature for Trump to hold talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un .

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

Pence praised her for reaching out, but he told Fox News host Sean Hannity Monday he hoped she would make a public statement to the "tens of millions of Americans" who were offended by her comments. Then she compared prayer to mental illness. He added, "It's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance".

One of the oldest jokes in comedy was uttered by comedian Joy Behar weeks ago.

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. "She made a call to him and apologized, which I thought was absolutely appropriate". I happen to take exception to what she said.

In contrast, "Pence didn't back down and that sets a good standard", Showalter opined.

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