Pence: Behar's Comments About Faith Show How Out of Touch Some in the Media Are
During an exclusive "Fox & Friends" interview that aired Monday, Vice President Mike Pence addressed the fallout after “The View” co-hosts mocked his Christian faith.
It all started last Tuesday when "The View" played a clip from “Celebrity Big Brother,” in which former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman said the vice president "thinks Jesus tells him to say things."
Sunny Hostin expressed concern about Pence's religious fervor and said she doesn’t want her vice president “speaking in tongues.”
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you," Joy Behar said, adding that hearing voices is a "mental illness."
"Those of us in public life are pretty accustomed to criticism, but when I heard that ABC had a program that likened my Christianity to mental illness, I just couldn’t be silent," Pence said.
He explained that his Christian faith is probably the most important thing in his life, revealing that he tries to begin every morning by reading the Bible and praying with his wife.
"People of all different faith traditions, they cherish their faith in God," Pence said. "And to have ABC have a forum that spoke in such demeaning terms, I think it’s evidence of how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people."
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