AS YOU MAY BE AWARE, JOY BEHAR ATTACKED VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE’S CHRISTIAN BELIEFS LIVE ON AIR RIGHT ALONG WITH FORMER WHITE HOUSE STAFFER OMAROSA MANIGAULT.
Co-host Sunny Hostin observed, “I think what’s interesting is she says that Jesus tells Mike Pence things to say.”
“He’s extreme,” Manigault told Vanity Fair. “I’m Christian. I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things. And I’m like, ‘Jesus ain’t say that.’”
“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,” she added. “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.”
All this during a segment where Begar compared Pence’s faith to mental illness. That’s about the time Behar decided to make her little “joke”, “Like I said before, it’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you.”
“Exactly. That’s different,” Hostin replied.
“That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct. Hearing voices,” said Behar.
Since then, ABC has been FLOODED with phone calls from Christians all around the nation letting them know exactly what they think of these comments. Media Research Group has been on top of the matter, as well.
“Make no mistake, the slurs against the vice president’s faith insult millions of Christians and are unacceptable. If there are no on-air apologies after this deplorable episode, Christians will tune out ABC programming across the board. And we will do our best to encourage it,” MRC President Brent Bozell wrote in an open letter encouraging people to call.
“If there is no apology, we will contact the advertisers of ‘The View,’ and ask MRC’s millions of grassroots activists to do the same. I am sure the advertisers of ‘The View’ will be just as appalled as I am about the anti-Christian remarks made on the show,” he wrote.
According to Fox News, they’ve already contacted 5 advertisers.