Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman made headlines when she made a few nasty comments about Vice President Mike Pence’s “extreme” faith, saying that if Pence ever became president, people would be “begging” for Trump.
On Tuesday, the ladies on ABC’s “The View” tackled the topic — and they weren’t exactly on Pence’s side.
Joy Behar led the attack, saying: “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct.”
Co-host Sherri Shepherd defended Pence — sort of: “As a Christian, that’s just par for the course. You talk to Jesus, Jesus talks back. What concerns me is, how long is the conversation with Jesus?”
Regular co-host Sunny Hostin also weighed in, saying that she herself was a faithful Catholic — but she wasn’t sure how she felt about Pence “speaking in tongues.”
Pence returned a scorcher Wednesday, speaking with Mike Allen of Axios:
“I actually heard that ABC has a program that compared my Christianity to mental illness. And I’d like to laugh about it, but I really can’t.
It’s just wrong. And it’s an insult not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who, like me, cherish their faith. My Christianity is the most important thing in my life.”
Pence went on to criticize the network for allowing religious intolerance to be broadcast from a national platform by a longtime employee:
“But I just think it demonstrates just how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people that you could have a major network like ABC permit a forum for invective against religion like that.
And I call them out on it.”
Vice President Mike Pence responds to The View's Joy Behar and her accusation that Pence has "mental illness" because he listens to Jesus.See full story here: http://go.cbn.com/22996
Posted by CBN News on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Pence concluded by saying he wasn’t speaking up because he felt personally attacked, but because Behar had also attacked millions of other Americans who value their Christian faith in the same way: “We’re better than that. Our country’s better than that. I’d like to be light about it, but I really can’t.”
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