Kirsters Baish| Liberal “comedian” and co-host of ABC’s “The View” Joy Behar finally came forward to apologize on Tuesday morning for offending millions of Christian Americans. She claimed that she was “raised to respect” people of all faiths. She went on to say that she “fell short of that.” It all started when Behar was asked to give her opinion after Vice President Mike Pence talked about the issue on “Hannity.” Pence explained that he felt Behar should apologize to the “tens of millions of Americans” who found her statements offensive when she compared religion with “mental illness.”
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Pence explained to Hannity, “You and I know that criticism comes with public life, but I felt that it was important that I defend the faith of tens of millions of Americans against that kind of slander. I did encourage her to use the forum of that program to apologize to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended.”
“I think Vice President Pence is right,” Behar stated. “I was raised to respect everyone’s religious faith, and I fell short of that. I sincerely apologize for what I said.”
It was reported that Vice President Pence told the comedian and talk show host during a private phone call that she should apologize to all Christians. He then went on air during an interview with Sean Hannity and pushed Behar even further. Pence explained to Hannity while on the show, “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. I’m still encouraging her, to use the forum of that program or some other public forum, to apologize to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended.”
Pence continued on to say that he hopes Behar and others who feel the same way that she does will “come to appreciate the meaning” and the “joy that comes from faith and respect that.”
Even if Behar’s apology only came about because of the public pressure placed upon her to deliver it, she still apologized on air. I’m not sure if this apology was exactly what the millions of Christians she offended were looking for. It would have been better if she hadn’t made the comment in the first place, but did we really expect anything else from someone like Behar?