Behar Bends To Pressure, Apologizes Publicly for Linking Christianity to Mental Illness
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Mar 14, 2018,
Mar 14, 2018, 5:47
Pence said on Fox News's "Hannity" that Behar had called him to personally apologize for the comments, and that he gave her "a lot of credit" for the "very sincere" apology. "It's another thing when Jesus talks to you", Behar said.
Behar said: "That's called mental illness. if I'm not correct, he's hearing voices".
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".
Pence encouraged Behar to also apologize "to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended".
Pence later said, "To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong", and described Behar's comment as "religious intolerance".
She said during the latest episode of "The View" on Tuesday, "I think Vice President Pence is right".
Mr Pence said he also asked her to extend her apologies to "tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended" during the conversation.
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"I sincerely apologize for what I said", she added, looking as if she just drank sour milk.
Iger told Danhof that Behar had already apologized to Pence, which he believed was "absolutely appropriate".
After ABC and Behar received over 30,000 complaints earlier this month, it was announced that Behar had called Pence and privately apologized. She made a call to him and apologized.
Sure enough, on Tuesday morning Behar complied.
After Behar criticized Vice President Pence's faith and referred to speaking to Jesus as "mental illness", public outrage ensured against ABC News demanding an apology.
"When they do that, this whole matter will be put to rest". "Until they do, we will not let up our campaign to let the world - including their advertisers - know of their anti-Christian bigotry". "I would like to apologize to him and his family in particular". She called me. She was very honest, and she apologized.
McCain was immediately interrupted and told her impression was "not actually true" by The View host Whoopi Goldberg.
In contrast, "Pence didn't back down and that sets a good standard", Showalter opined.