By Dan Lyman, NewsWars, 2/16/2018
Vice President Mike Pence blasted ABC for promoting “religious intolerance” after The View host Joy Behar equated Christian faith to “mental illness” during a recent broadcast.
Pence was asked to address to Behar’s remarks during an interview with Axios on Wednesday.
“I actually heard that ABC has a program that compared my Christianity to mental illness,” Pence said. “And I’d like to laugh about it, but I really can’t.”
“I have to tell you – to have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong, and it’s an insult, not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who, like me, cherish their faith. My Christianity is the most important thing in my life.”
“I can honestly tell you, my faith sustains me and all that I do,” he continued.
Pointing out that millions of Americans are practicing Christians – the largest faith in the United States – Pence contended that Behar and many of her colleagues in the media and Hollywood show themselves to be strikingly disconnected when they attack Christians at will.
“I just think it demonstrates how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people that you could have a major network like ABC permit a forum for invective against religion like that,” Pence said. “I call them out on it – not because of what was said about me – but it’s just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
Behar’s remarks came in response to comments made by reality TV personality Omarosa Manigault, who had inexplicably maintained a position in the White House for nearly a year before either resigning or being fired – reports are conflicting regarding her termination.
“As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence – everyone that is wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life,” Omarosa recently told contestants on Celebrity Big Brother. “I am Christian. I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”
“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,” declared a triggered Behar.