Joy Behar Tuesday apologized for comments she made in February comparing Christianity to mental illness. Her comment referenced Vice President Mike Pence’s belief about prayer.
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness,” said Behar on the Feb. 13 episode of ABC Television’s The View.
ABC News reported Behar’s February comment sparked a protest that made it all the way to a shareholder’s meeting of the network’s parent company Walt Disney Corp. The Washington Post said shareholders discussed her comments during a question-and-answer portion of the meeting.
“I give Joy Behar a lot of credit. She picked up the phone. She called me. She was very sincere, and she apologized and one of the things my faith teaches me is grace; forgive as you’ve been forgiven,” Pence told FoxNews’ Sean Hannity.