Joy Behar finally apologizes for mocking Christians

Joann Johnston
March 13, 2018

Multiple reports revealed that Iger was asked during the company's shareholder meeting on Thursday about the controversial tirade of Behar against the United States vice president during the daytime talk show where told her co-hosts that Pence's faith is a "mental illness" during the show's February 13 broadcast.

After Vice President Mike Pence revealed "The View" co-host called him to apologize for making jokes about his faith in an interview on Monday night, he pressured her to do the same on her show.

The controversy stemmed from a comment Behar made on "The View" last month during a discussion of former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who criticized Pence as "scary" and "extreme".

"It's one thing to talk to Jesus, It's another thing when Jesus talks to you", Behar quipped at the time. "That's called 'mental illness, ' if I'm not correct". Bozell's watchdog group is presently running a campaign on behalf of aggrieved Christians, urging that viewers contact "View" advertisers about Behar's "hateful, anti-Christian remarks".

On C-SPAN the next day, Pence attacked ABC, saying that the network should not have broadcast a "forum that compared Christianity to mental illness".

While Behar called to apologize to Pence, he decided it wasn't enough.

"It's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance".

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Last week, Disney CEO Bob Iger became the first person to break the news that Behar had made an apology to Pence.

"I said to Joy, of course I forgive you, it's part of my faith experience", he continued.

Watch Behar's apology in the video above.

As of Thursday, Behar had not publicly apologized to Pence on "The View".

Iger answered him by saying, "I don't know where I start".

In contrast, "Pence didn't back down and that sets a good standard", Showalter opined. He added that he was glad she apologized and that he "takes exception" to the comments.

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