Joy Behar apologizes to Christians after Mike Pence's interview on "Hannity"

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Joy Behar of "The View" is apologizing for comments she made for equating people's claims that Jesus Christ talks to them to mental illness.

Vice President Mike Pence, in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, said that The View co-host Joy Behar called him and apologized for a comment she made last month that some construed as a dig on his faith.

The View participants were discussing former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman's comment that the Vice President "thinks Jesus tells him to say things". "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... "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct, hearing voices".

The controversy took another turn last Thursday when Disney CEO Bob Iger, in an address to a shareholder meeting in Houston, said that Behar had apologized "for things she has said about Christians and the Trump administration", according to multiple media reports.

"The View" played the clip of Pence at the outset of Tuesday's show, and Behar responded as Pence hoped.

The controversial remarks were made on "The View" by Behar on February 13.

So far, Behar has not apologized on the same forum in which she made the insult jokes against Christianity that many found offensive.

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On Tuesday's edition of "The View", Behar publicly apologized, noting that the vice-president had encouraged her to do so.

"It's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance". "I'm a great admirer of Mike Pence and his family", she said.

MRC President Brent Bozell issued a statement declaring that Behar's private apology was "not almost enough" and promised to continue his campaign against "anti-Christian bigotry" at the network.

Iger responded by saying, "I don't know where I start".

The apology was reportedly confirmed by Fox News.

In contrast, "Pence didn't back down and that sets a good standard", Showalter opined.

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