“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct,” said Behar, commenting on former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman’s statement about Pence on “Celebrity Big Brother.”
“As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence,” said Omarosa. “Everyone that is wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life… I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”
The cutting remarks about Christianity on “The View” ignited a fiery reply from Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren as well as backlash from the Vice President himself who said, “I call them out on it. Not because of what was said about me, but it’s just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
Rarely one to shy away from faith controversies in the media, Candace Cameron Bure has now also come forward to weigh in on Joy Behar’s remarks.
As a former panelist on “The View,” Bure is certainly no stranger to the liberal agenda and religious insensitivities often projected by her former co-hosts.
“My initial reaction was that it was a tone-deaf comment, but not a surprising one from someone who isn’t a believer,” Bure told Faithwire.
“It was a tone-deaf comment, also an ignorant one, but you can’t blame her,” said Bure. “[For] someone who has no concept of the Holy Spirit, I think that that is a logical response to them.”
Bure shared that if she was still in the round-table hot seat, she would have been careful to clarify the difference between ‘Jesus talked to me’ and ‘I’m listening to the Holy Spirit,’ as the latter is a more accurate representation.
Either way, the “Fuller House” star admits she’s grateful that she’s no longer required to engage in those discussions on “The View” panel. While she loves all of her former co-hosts, she said, “It’s heated. It’s a hard job I’m glad I’m not doing.”
See more from this controversial story and Mike Pence’s response to Behar in the Axios interview with Mike Allen below: