Is it time for “The View” to shutter or is it still possible for a compromise? It seems like society is not okay with mocking any religion except if it’s Christianity. We would consider anyone saying what Joy said towards Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, or any other faith would be religious intolerance, and they would be actively attacked by the mainstream media. However, when the attacks are on Christians people tend to turn the other way.
Last week, “The View” co-host, Joy Behar mocked Vice President Pence’s Christian faith as a “mental illness.”
Since that controversial statement was made more than 25,000 phone calls to ABC News complaining about “The View.”
According to Media Research Center President Brent Bozell, ABC News has received 25,363 calls as of Monday demanding an apology from Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar.
Hostin commented on Omarosa Manigault Newman statements that Pence speaks and hears responses back from Jesus. Both Hostin and Behar claimed to be Christians but mocked the former Indiana governor’s faith.
In an open letter to ABC News Bozell wrote, “Make no mistake, the slurs against the vice president’s faith insult millions of Christians and are unacceptable. If there are no on-air apologies after this deplorable episode, Christians will tune out ABC programming across the board. And we will do our best to encourage it.”
Pence not happy with the comments came out with a stern retort towards the “The View” and ABC.
“To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong,” Pence said. “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
Behar addressed the controversy by calling it a “joke.” “I don’t mean to offend people, but apparently I keep doing it,” she said. “It was a joke.”
The Media Research Center emailed its supporters to stand up against “The View.” The MRC email title was, “Don’t let ABC get away with this.” Then went into details of the verbal assault by Behar and Hostin stating, “We need to stand up against these bullies and bigots and let them know that we will not stand for such disgraceful and prejudiced behavior.”
Bozell says the group has also reached out to at least five advertisers of “The View.” “I am sure the advertisers of ‘The View’ will be just as appalled as I am about the anti-Christian remarks made on the show,” Bozell wrote.
So can there be a compromise between Behar, Hostin, and the MRC or will a boycott be necessary to make a point that Christians are tired of being the stepped upon religion?