On Tuesday, co-host of “The View” Joy Behar said people who believe that Jesus talks to them through prayer suffer from a “mental illness.”
The co-host said it amounts to “hearing voices” and her comments were similarly echoed by fellow co-host Sunny Hostin.
The segment focused on a recent interview of former White House staffer Omarosa, who said Vice President Mike Pence prays and believes Jesus tells him things, Washington Times reports:
Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith was mocked on ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday as the co-hosts mulled his relationship with Jesus Christ.
Omarosa Manigault-Newman, President Trump’s disgruntled ex-staffer, used her status as a “Celebrity Big Brother” contestant this week to insinuate that the vice president suffers from mental illness. The claim — “he thinks Jesus tells him to say things … Scary” — served as fodder for jokes by ABC’s Joy Behar.
Here’s more on “The View” co-hosts, per Faith Wire:
“I’m Catholic. I’m a faithful person,” [Hostin] said. “But I don’t know that I want my vice-president … speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him.”
And Behar took things to another level, invoking mental illness in the discussion about Pence’s purported conversations with Jesus.
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” she said. “That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct. Hearing voices.”
Sherri Shepard attempted to chide the panel by admitting she is a Christian, that she prays, and that Jesus tells her things.
“As a Christian, that’s just par for the course. You talk to Jesus, Jesus talks back,” Shepard said. “What concerns me is, how long is the conversation with Jesus?”
Behar then took a swipe at Pence’s dedication not to meet alone with a woman.
“My question is whether he can talk with Mary Magdalene without his wife in the room,” Behar remarked, much to the enthusiasm of her fellow co-hosts.
A man who thinks he’s a woman isn’t mentally ill but a man who believes in God is. This is the basic premise of modern Leftism. https://t.co/G2Bt52yGGi
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 14, 2018
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Here’s how more people responded to the comments:
Just got out of Ash Wednesday mass where I quietly listened for God’s voice in my life. I guess #JoyBehar would have me locked in an asylum.
— C.D. Bizier (@CDBZA) February 14, 2018
— Julie St Cyr🇺🇸 (@JulieStCyr2) February 14, 2018
“If they hate you, remember, that they hated Me first.”
Jesus said, in John 15:18
— LeighAnne💯❤🇺🇸 (@LibsRNutz) February 14, 2018
What happened to “Tolerance”?
— CATHOLICLEGION (@catholiclegion) February 14, 2018
“‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'” Mark 4:12.
— Jim Sullivan, MSM (@sully0827_jim) February 14, 2018
Wow there’s some open minded thinking there Joy. If living for and listening to Jesus is mental illness I don’t want to be sane.
— Tammy (@tamrache99) February 14, 2018
Joy shows her obvious lack of a meaningful relationship with the Lord. He speaks to me in so many ways everyday. I really don’t know where I would be without His hand guiding me. I will pray for Joy, that she finds Him and knows Him in her heart!
— Sarena Smith (@FedUp1971) February 14, 2018