Joy Behar finally apologizes for mocking Christians


After running the clip of Pence's request, Behar said, "Yeah".

Pence appeared on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" Monday evening, urging Behar to apologize to "tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended" during the conversation - and she obliged.

But Pence said he encouraged Behar to go further.

Bestselling author and conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder tweeted Saturday, "If @JoyVBehar has said 'people who talk to Allah had a mental illness, ' she'd have been placed under 24/7 security protection". The next day a somber Pence responded that such an attack on Christian prayer "was just wrong".

The controversy stemmed from a comment Behar made on "The View" last month during a discussion of former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who criticized Pence as "scary" and "extreme". "I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith and I fell short of that", Behar said at the top of the show.

"And one of the things my faith teaches me is grace, forgive as you've been forgiven", the vice president explained. "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct, hearing voices".

"It's an insult not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who like me cherish their faith", he said.

ABC-TV's phone lines were inundated with over 30,000 calls from offended viewers. While claiming he accepted her apology, he then passive aggressively suggested she needed to make it public.

The right-wing Media Research Center launched an effort to hold "The View" accountable for promoting "anti-Christian bigotry", according to an open letter to ABC News from the group's president, Brent Bozell.

The apology was reportedly confirmed by Fox News.

"When they do that, this whole matter will be put to rest".

The View's Meghan McCain, an Evangelical Christian, did apologize to Pence on air. "I sincerely apologize for what I said". I happen to take exception to what she said.

"It's the big problem in the Christian community these days", Showalter wrote.

Hannity quipped back, "So does mine, but I'm not as good at it as you". "And in doing this, he made it just a little easier to be Christian". The View's Joy Behar must give a public apology to all Christians.