Joy Behar Finally Publicly Apologizes for Anti-Christian Comments on 'The View'

NewsBusters | 3/13/2018 | Staff
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After intense public pressure to apologize for her anti-Christian comments made about Vice President Mike Pence on ABC’s The View, host Joy Behar has finally publicly and privately apologized for saying them.

To open today’s March 13 View, Behar responded to the Vice President’s call March 12 for her to make a public apology, after accusing Pence exactly one month ago of having a “mental illness” because he “heard voices” by talking to God.

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On Sean Hannity’s show last night, Pence told the FNC host that he had forgiven Behar, acknowledging that she had called him to privately apologize previously, but he still was “encouraging” her to make a public apology to the millions of Christians she offended with her comments:

She was very sincere. And she apologized. And one of the things my faith teaches me is grace. Forgive as you have been forgiven...But I did encourage her and I am still encouraging her to use the forum of that program or some other public forum to apologize to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended by what she and people said.

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After playing the FNC clip on The View today, Whoopi prompted Behar to respond, which she did willingly.

“Yeah. So I think Vice President Pence is right... I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith. I fell short of that. I sincerely apologize for what I said,” the View host said somberly, to audience applause.

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From there, Whoopi quickly moved on and directed the conversation to the political “hot topics.”

After Behar’s controversial comments, the Media Research Center launched a campaign against The View, pressuring its advertisers to pull support for the show until a formal apology was made for the crass, bigoted comments made on February 13.

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