Joy Behar of 'The View' Apologizes for Christianity Comment

House Speaker Paul Ryan US President Donald Trump and VIce President Mike Pence                     Image Alex Wong

The 75-year-old comedian made the controversial remark last month while discussing comments made by Omarosa on "Celebrity Big Brother". "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 Sean Hannity. "It's another thing when Jesus talks to you", Joy Behar ridiculed.

Prior to Behar's personal call to Pence, the vice president issued a statement during the C-Span that took place a day after the tirade was aired about his opinion, saying that comparing Christianity to mental illness is simply wrong.

Behar's call to Pence was undisclosed until Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked about the controversy during last week's meeting with investors.

"You know, I give Joy Behar a lot of credit", Pence told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Monday. Pence said was happy that Behar had apologized to him personally, but wanted her to apologize to all Christians.

"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 said. "I sincerely apologize for what I said".

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"He's extreme", Manigault Newman said to her fellow contestants about Pence, who has ties to the evangelical community.

ABC News star Joy Behar apologized to mocking Vice President Mike Pence's Christian faith. "She picked up the phone". However, the Vice President made it clear that he wasn't offended out of self-concern but on behalf of the millions of Christians who watch The View.

The right-wing Media Research Center launched an effort to hold "The View" accountable for promoting "anti-Christian bigotry", according to an open letter to ABC News from the group's president, Brent Bozell. "He encouraged her to make the same apology publicly on the show that she did privately to him".

The View's Meghan McCain, an Evangelical Christian, did apologize to Pence on air.

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