Weekend Reads Pence accuses 'The View' of 'religious intolerance' after Behar compares his faith to mental illness

00:20  15 february  2018
00:20  15 february  2018 Source:   The Hill

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Vice President Mike Pence delivering a jaw-dropping rebuke of ABC News after “ The View ” host Joy Behar compared Christianity to mental illness . “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance .”

Vice President Mike Pence hit back Wednesday at comments made on ABC's " The View " comparing his hearing from Jesus Christ to mental illness . Also on " The View ," Behar went on to joke, "My question is, can he talk to Mary Magdalene without his wife in the room?"

Mike Pence wearing a suit and tie© Provided by The Hill Vice President Pence on Wednesday accused "The View" of expressing "religious intolerance" after the talk show's hosts compared his religious stances with "mental illness."

"It is just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance," Pence said at an event sponsored by Axios.

His comments came a day after "The View" co-host Joy Behar said Pence hearing Jesus speak to him was the same as hearing voices.

"It's one thing to talk to Jesus," Behar said. "It's another thing when Jesus talks to you. That's called mental illness if I'm not correct. That's hearing voices."

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Vice President Mike Pence blasted ABC for " religious intolerance " after an episode of " The View " compared Christianity to " mental illness .".

Vice President Mike Pence hit back Wednesday at comments made on ABC's " The View " comparing his hearing from Jesus Christ to mental illness . Also on " The View ," Behar went on to joke, "My question is, can he talk to Mary Magdalene without his wife in the room?"

The show's hosts were discussing former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman appearing on "Celebrity Big Brother" and saying that Pence "thinks Jesus tells him to say things."

Co-host Sherri Shepherd began to defend Pence, saying as a Christian, she also talks to Jesus, but added, "What concerns me is how long is the conversation with Jesus?"

Pence said "The View" insulted the vast majority of Americans who practiced any kind of faith and showed how "out of touch some in the mainstream media are."

Manigault-Newman called Pence "extreme" and said Americans would be begging for Trump to come back if Pence became president.

The former "Apprentice" contestant also said on "Big Brother" that she was "haunted" by Trump's tweets and said operations inside the White House are "so bad."

The White House responded last week to Manigault-Newman's claims and attempted to minimize her role in the administration with deputy press secretary Raj Shah saying not to take her comments too seriously.

"Omarosa was fired three times on 'The Apprentice' and this was the fourth time we let her go," Shah said.

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