Backlash. ABC gets 25,000 complaints after host calls Christian VP Pence ‘mentally ill’
The View’s Joy Behar is on the defensive after ABC News was inundated with thousands of complaints when her show mocked Vice President Mike Pence’s Christianity.
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Tuesday, February 13, Joy Behar mocked the Vice President’s faith on national television, calling it “mental illness” to listen to the Lord. The next day a somber Pence responded that such an attack on Christian prayer “was just wrong.”
A fervor ensued. The 75-year-old Behar is now back-peddling on her comment, calling it a “joke.”
“I’m going to put the question to you,” Whoopi Goldberg forewarned Behar on Thursday’s episode of The View. “Do you think Christians are mentally ill?”
“Well, I mean, that would make me mentally ill since I’m a Christian myself,” Behar replied. “Of course not. Of course not.”
“I don’t mean to offend people but apparently I keep doing it,” she said.