Talk show host apologises to Mike Pence for mocking Christian faith

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Pence calls on Joy Behar to apologize to 'tens of millions of Americans' for remarks on hearing Jesus

Joy Behar, who mocked Vice President's Mike Pence's Christian faith and then resisted apologizing, has now done so. "She called me. She was very honest, and she apologized and one of the things my faith teaches me is grace; forgive as you've been forgiven", Pence told Hannity...

Tuesday at the opening of "The View" Behar apologized for her comments mocking the idea that the vice president heard the voice of Jesus during the February 13 episode. "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct, hearing voices", Behar said. They both talked about how they were raised Roman Catholic, he said, and mentioned that Pence told Behar that he was confirmed in the church, taking the name "Christopher".

On C-SPAN the next day, Pence attacked ABC, saying that the network should not have broadcast a "forum that compared Christianity to mental illness".

While Behar called to apologize to Pence, he decided it wasn't enough.

"I said to Joy, of course I forgive you, it's part of my faith experience", he continued. "She was very honest, and she apologized and one of the things my faith teaches me is grace; forgive as you've been forgiven", he added.

"It's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance".

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Pence praised her for reaching out, but he told Fox News host Sean Hannity Monday he hoped she would make a public statement to the "tens of millions of Americans" who were offended by her comments.

Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, said "The View" should do more than just offer a public apology.

One of the oldest jokes in comedy was uttered by comedian Joy Behar weeks ago. "Until they do, we will not let up our campaign to let the world - including their advertisers - know of their anti-Christian bigotry", he added. He added that he was glad she apologized and that he "takes exception" to the comments.

Mr Pence said he also asked her to extend her apologies to "tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended" during the conversation.

McCain was immediately interrupted and told her impression was "not actually true" by The View host Whoopi Goldberg.

"So does mine, but I'm not as good at it as you", Hannity remarked.

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