After characterizing Vice President Mike Pence's Christianity as a "mental illness" on nationwide television, ABC's The View panelist Joy Behar apologized to the Vice President privately, but Pence allegedly told Behar to apologize on the show to all the nation's Christians. "I don't think it was right", Iger also stated.
Pence appeared on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" Monday evening, urging Behar to apologize to "tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended" during the conversation - and she obliged. She picked up the phone. "Like I said before, 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.
Pence took offence to Behar's comments but has since forgiven the morning talk show host after she called him to personally apologize. He said Behar owes an apology to them on her show.
Pence added, "I felt it was important that I defend the faith of tens of millions of Americans against that kind of slander".
The 75-year-old comedian made the controversial remark last month while discussing comments made by Omarosa on "Celebrity Big Brother".
"I said to Joy, of course I forgive you, it's part of my faith experience", he continued. "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct, hearing voices".
Watch Behar's apology in the video above. Danhof asked. "Specifically, do you think, like Mrs. Hostin and Mrs. Behar, that the Christian faith is akin to a unsafe mental illness?"
"Joy Behar apologised to Vice President Pence directly".
"The bigoted statements made about the Vice President's Christian faith offended hundreds of millions of Christians across the country, the largest faith group in the United States", Bozell told Fox News. "He encouraged her to make the same apology publicly on the show that she did privately to him". I happen to take exception to what she said.
Hannity quipped back, "So does mine, but I'm not as good at it as you".