'The View': Joy Behar apologizes for comment comparing religion to mental illness

USA TODAY | 3/13/2018 | Jayme Deerwester
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Joy Behar used Tuesday's episode of The View to apologize for a month-old comment conflating some Christians' belief that Jesus talks to them with mental illness.

The controversy began in mid-February, when the hosts reacted to a scene on CBS' Big Brother: Celebrity Editionin which former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman called Vice President Mike Pence "extreme" and said he "thinks Jesus tells him to say things."

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At the time, Behar remarked, "It's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you. That's called mental illness."

On Monday night, Pence told Fox News' Sean Hannity that...
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