Even after ABC network receiving a whooping 25,363 phone calls after the liberal comedian and commentator Joy Behar equated Vice President Pence’s Christian faith with “mental illness,” It appears an apology is not yet on the cards.
Even though many Christian viewers were offended by Behar’s mocking remarks, it looks like her behaviour has been given a pass as though to co-sign that it is acceptable. While freedom of speech is free for all, others have criticised that freedom of speech should also be handled responsibly.
Behar had said; “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” further stating during the Feb. 13 episode of “The View.” “That’s different, that’s called mental illness.”
As the famous saying goes; “when they go low, we go high” I guess that can be said about Vice President Pence. He handled the situation with much grace responding:
“When I heard that a program likened my Christianity to mental illness, I just couldn’t be silent,” Pence said in an interview with Fox News. “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
Many have called for Behar to be fired or at least her actions to be put in check. But so far, ABC has remained mum on the matter.
VP Pence on the other hand is a christian and proud of it and will not let anyone silence him on his love for God, as he recently tweeted.
I do try and start every day reading the Bible. My wife and I try to have a prayer together before I leave the house every morning. But I do think I’m a very typical American. I think people of all different faith traditions cherish their faith in God. https://t.co/evs2Wvr6fB
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 19, 2018