One of the advantages of the political correct theory is that when one would stray from their sworn allegiance to the use of euphemisms such as substituting undocumented for the accurately descriptive term of illegal, or substituting gay for the accurately descriptive term of homosexual, or choice for the accurately descriptive term of murder, all one has to do is give some sort of a non-apologetic public apology such as “I am sorry if my comment might have been offensive to anyone.” This is what the Christian community has demanded from Joy Behar. How foolish.
Joy Behar apologized publicly for comments she made in February, mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith.
During the Tuesday airing of “The View,” Behar said, “I think Vice President Pence is right … I was raised to respect everyone’s religious faith. I fell short of that. I sincerely apologize for what I said.”
The studio audience applauded after Behar issued her apology.
While Vice President Mike Pence appreciates Joy Behar’s apology for mocking his Christian faith on television, he believes that she also owes an apology to the millions of Americans who took offense to her comments.
During a discussion with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, which aired Monday, Pence also said that he gives a lot of credit to the ABC co-host for her personal apology to him.
What triggered the comments?
Behar suggested during a February airing of ABC’s“The View” that Pence’s mental fitness is not up to par because the vice president has reportedly said that God speaks to him.
Behar’s commentary began after the show’s co-hosts cued video footage featuring former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman’s comments on “Celebrity Big Brother,” in which the former staffer discussed the Trump administration.
Newman, in the clip, said, “As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence. … Everyone that is wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life.”
“I am Christian, I love Jesus, but [Pence] thinks Jesus tells him to say things,” Newman concluded.
The panel on “The View” then went on to discuss Newman’s analysis of Pence’s faith. That’s when Behar made a comment connecting Pence’s faith to mental illness.
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus,” Behar said. “It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” adding that hearing voices is symptomatic of “mental illness.”
Joy Behar does not owe an apology to anybody but Jesus. It is Jesus who will judge, and it is Jesus who has the only meaningful say on forgiveness. I feel sorry for the eternal plight of Joy Behar if she indeed thinks that Christ does not communicate with his followers.
Every truly concerned person who would proclaim the forgiveness of Jesus Christ should fall to their knees and pray for the soul of Joy Behar that she might also understand the joy of being one with whom Christ communicates. A Bible sent by Mike Pence to Joy Behar would be a much more appropriate response than demanding an apology for such a blasphemous statement. Please those who profess Christ, let us not become so caught up in political correctness and public acknowledgements, but let us be truly concerned for those who denounce Christ and by so denouncing are doomed to spend eternity separated from Christ. That Christ had compassion on Saul who also mocked him, leads me to believe Christ could also have compassion on Joy Behar. Never-the-less, we as Christians are only called to witness and Christ will determine the rest. Let us witness and not seek meaningless and politically correct apologies.
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