After Joy Behar, liberal co-host of “The View,” attacked Christianity and compared it to mental illness, ABC has paid a steep price.
Since her vile comparison, over 25,000 people flooded the network with calls of protest. And that was only as-of Monday morning; since then, any more calls came in as well.
The segment where Behar made the comparison centered around a back-and-forth regarding Vice President Mike Pence’s faith, based on some recent comments made by former White House staff Omarosa Manigault.
Manigault told Vanity Fair, “He’s extreme. I’m Christian. I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things. And I’m like, ‘Jesus ain’t say that.’”
On The View, while discussing Manigault’s comments, co-host Sunny Hostin said, “I think what’s interesting is she says that Jesus tells Mike Pence things to say. When you have a Mike Pence that now puts this religious veneer on things and who calls people values voters, I think we’re in a dangerous situation. Look I’m Catholic. I’m a faithful person, but I don’t know that I want my vice president, um — speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him.”
Then Behar said, “Like I said before, it’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct. Hearing voices.”
Here’s a reality check for Behar: The Bible records in the Gospel of John that Jesus said regarding born-again believers, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
Vice President Pence had some harsh words for Behar himself.
On Fox & Friends, host Ainsley Earhardt asked the vice president, “Is it hypocrisy that Liberals, Democrats, mainstream media, they preach tolerance, but yet when someone wants to be a Christian and says that God speaks to them, they have a problem with that?”
Pence responded that he is used to criticism, “But when I heard that ABC had a program that likened my Christianity to mental illness, I just couldn’t be silent.”
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