On Tuesday, February 13th, co-hosts from “The View” made national headlines after they publicly mocked the Christian religion. During the recent episode, the co-hosts were discussing ex-White House employee Omarosa’s controversial remarks about Vice President Mike Pence when the attacks on Christian faith emerged.
Previously, Omarosa called Pence “extreme” and stated that “he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.” Additionally, she claimed that he is “worse” than President Donald Trump.
Although Meghan McCain defended Pence’s faith and weighed in on the conversation by discussing her personal relationship with Jesus, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin blasted the Vice President. Behar referred to him as “mentally ill” because he “hears voices” and Hostin noted that she didn’t want someone in office who “speaks in tongues.”
Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, son of the legendary Billy Graham, weighed in on the controversy Wednesday afternoon. Graham shared a video of Kathy Barnette speaking on Fox News about the co-hosts’ comments.
Graham stated, “Joy Behar and Omarosa are in the news for making very derogatory comments about Vice President Mike Pence’s faith. Kathy Barnette and Ainsley Earhardt made some great points on Fox and Friends this morning.”
In the video, Barnette notes that the co-hosts are not only mocking Vice President Pence, but they are mocking all Christians' beliefs.
Barnette said, “One of the things that Americans need to recognize is that when they despise or they mock our President or even Vice President Pence in this particular situation, they’re not just despising them and mocking them, they’re mocking us, as well. And they’re despising those of us who put this man into office.”
“We need to start taking things a little bit more personal,” she continued. “They’re not just mocking him; they’re mocking those of us who believe this.”
Ahead of this controversy, Graham praised Pence for his Christian faith and values after Pence’s visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
“I’m thankful that Vice President Mike Pence doesn’t hesitate to talk about God and the impact that faith has had in our nation’s history,” he said. “Today he visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and shared with those gathered that he had a ‘profound appreciation for the role of faith in the progress that we’ve made…I believe with all my heart it was faith that carried our nation to a more perfect union.’ He said that ‘the Bible says in Second Corinthians, where the spirit of the Lord is, there's freedom.’”
Watch Kathy Barnette on Fox below:
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