Joy Behar apologizes to Christians; Franklin Graham accepts


In case you missed this whole feud, the VP was ticked off last month over comments the comedian made while discussing Omarosa's "Big Brother" warning that Pence is an "extreme" Christian who believes "Jesus tells him to say things".

Behar's on-air reaction: "It's one thing to talk to Jesus".

She had also said anyone who hears the voice of God suffers from "mental illness".

She later said she was joking, but Pence said the remarks were "wrong" and it was later revealed by Disney CEO Bob Iger that she telephoned Pence to express contrition for her comments.

Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, said "The View" should do more than just offer a public apology.

Reacting to the comment, Pence criticized ABC when asked about Behar's words, saying he wanted to just laugh about it but could not let it slide.

It took nearly a month, but USA Today reported on March 13 that Behar used the previous day's episode of The View to apologize for her comments "conflating some Christians' belief that Jesus talks to them with mental illness".

After running the clip of Pence's request, Behar said, "Yeah".

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Pence reportedly told Behar she should apologize to Christians during a private phone call, but the vice president doubled down on Fox News and apparently "The View" co-host took notice.

The vice president concluded his answer by saying that he hoped Behar "and others on the airwaves will come to appreciate the meaning and, if I could say it, the joy that comes from faith and respect that".

Co-host Sunny Hostin said, "I don't know that I want my vice president, um - speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him". Behar responded: "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct". However, the Vice President made it clear that he wasn't offended out of self-concern but on behalf of the millions of Christians who watch The View. "I'm a great admirer of Mike Pence and his family", she said. "He encouraged her to make the same apology publicly on the show that she did privately to him".

The Post report noted that as of March 8, Behar had not publicly apologized to Pence on The View.

Christian groups have signed on to an MRC campaign calling on viewers to turn off the morning program, and it's also calling on companies to pull their ads from the show.

Look, but I said to Joy, of course, I forgive you.

"We would be begging for the days of Trump back if Pence became president".