"When I heard that ABC had a program where my Christian faith had been described as a mental illness, I thought it was important for me to speak out", Pence said. "She picked up the phone, she called me, she was very honest, and she apologized". "She picked up the phone; she called me; she was very honest, and she apologized". "I'd like to be light about it, but I really can't - not for my sake, but for the tens of millions of Americans who cherish their faith, I just, I can't be silent".
"Joy Behar apologised to Vice President Pence directly".
Co-host Sunny Hostin said, "I'm Catholic; I'm a faithful person, but I don't know that I want my vice president speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him". "I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith and I fell short of that", Behar said at the top of the show. "She called me. She was very honest, and she apologized".
The February incident even was discussed at Disney's annual shareholder meeting last week, when chairman and CEO Bob Iger addressed the matter during a Q&A session.
Iger told Danhof that Behar had already apologized to Pence, which he believed was "absolutely appropriate". "I'm Christian. I love Jesus".
Whether Behar's apology is honest or not is anyone's guess, it well could be, but the fact that she was likely required to give one or else risk losing her job should be on our radar. Last night on Fox News' Hannity, Pence spoke well of Behar and her apology.
"It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance", he added.
"He's not very popular at all", she said.
Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, said "The View" should do more than just offer a public apology. Bozell's watchdog group is presently running a campaign on behalf of aggrieved Christians, urging that viewers contact "View" advertisers about Behar's "hateful, anti-Christian remarks". "I would like to apologize to him and his family in particular".
"We would be begging for the days of Trump back if Pence became president".