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Joy Behar finally apologizes for mocking Christians

Joy Behar finally apologizes for mocking Christians

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". "I'm Christian. I love Jesus".

"It's one thing to talk to Jesus. That's part of my faith experience", Pence replied. "So I think Vice President Pence is right", she agreed.

Behar said: "It's one thing to talk to Jesus. I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith and I fell short of that", Behar said on Tuesday's edition of "The View". "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct, hearing voices".

"To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong", Pence told C-SPAN. "She made a call to him and apologized, which I thought was absolutely appropriate". "That you could have a major network like ABC permit a forum for invective against religion like that".

MRC President Brent Bozell issued a statement declaring that Behar's private apology was "not almost enough" and promised to continue his campaign against "anti-Christian bigotry" at the network. The MRC describes itself as the "nation's premier media watchdog", with the mission of exposing and neutralizing the "propaganda arm of the Left: the national news media".

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On February 13, Behar mockingly called the Vice President's faith "mental illness" because he listens to God speaking in his heart during personal prayer. Iger revealed in his response to that question that Behar had personally apologized to Pence.

Behar's manager, Bill Stankey, confirmed to The Washington Post that Behar recently apologized to Pence during a phone conversation. ABC insiders said executives initially wanted to keep the call between Behar and Pence, but Iger mentioned it while defending his company. "He understood that Joy wasn't attacking anybody and that there was some miscommunication".

Iger told the crowd he was "glad to hear" Behar apologized because he "takes exception" to what she said. "He encouraged her to make the same apology publicly on the show that she did privately to him". Today, we begin round 5 (?) of this story with an interview with Mike Pence set to air on Hannity tonight.


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