U.S. Vice President Mike Pence hit back on Wednesday, at “The View” one day after host Joy Behar said that it’s essentially “mental illness” to believe that “Jesus talks to you” and co-host Sunny Hostin added that she’s not so sure she wants her “vice president speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him.”
Pence told Axios’ Mike Allen on Wednesday that he heard “ABC has a program” that compared his faith to mental illness, before accusing the network of allowing a forum that mocks the faith tradition of millions of Americans.
“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,” he said. “My Christianity is the most important thing in my life.”
The vice-president went on to note that he reads his Bible every morning and that he and his wife pray together before he leaves. Pence added that his faith sustains him in all that he does and that he believes he’s a “very typical American” in that regard.
As for “The View,” though he didn’t name the show specifically, he continued to push back against Behar’s comments.
“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,” Pence said. “And I call them out on it. Not because of what was said about me.”
He continued, “But it’s just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
Vice President Mike Pence responds to The View's Joy Behar and her accusation that Pence has "mental illness" because he listens to Jesus.
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Posted by CBN News on Wednesday, February 14, 2018