'It's one thing to talk to Jesus.
Behar's controversial comments resulted in the Media Research Center launching a campaign to hold Behar accountable for spewing "anti-Christian bigotry" after she said that communicating with Jesus is a "mental illness" during a February 13 episode of "The View" when discussing Pence's faith. "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct, hearing voices", said Behar. Pence said on Monday that when Behar called him personally to say she was sorry, he urged her to apologize publicly.
"So, I think Vice President Pence is right", Behar said. "She picked up the phone, she called me, she was very honest, and she apologized. She called me. She was very honest, and she apologized, and one of the things my faith teaches me is grace; forgive as you've been forgiven", Pence said.
Behar apologized privately to Pence, who said she should also apology to millions of Christians who were "equally offended".
Pence has already accepted an apology from The View co-host, possibly on orders from the network, because, as he said, that's what a good Christian does, but if you give a mouse a cookie... "I think when you have a Mike Pence who now sort of puts this religious veneer on things and calls people 'values voters, ' I think we're in a unsafe situation". "I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith", Behar said.
"My question is, can he talk to Mary Magdalene without his wife in the room?" she said.
Joy Behar apologized for saying Mike Pence talking to Jesus sounded like "mental illness".
The next day a somber Pence responded that such an attack on Christian prayer "was just wrong".
Tuesday, Behar caved and apologized live on air. While speaking with Hannity, he suggested that Behar apologize publicly on The View. "Until they do, we will not let up our campaign to let the world - including their advertisers - know of their anti-Christian bigotry". Read the rest at Fox News.
McCain added that she has sometimes felt that "liberals say, "We need to be tolerant of everyone" except prolifers, except Trump supporters, except gun owners, except for everyone in the red in the middle of the country".