Vice President mark pence has responded to a comment made on ABC’s “THE VIEW” juxtaposing his gift of hearing from Jesus to Mental illness.
He responded during a broadcast with Axios journalist Mike Allen, “I actually heard that ABC has a program that compared my Christianity to mental illness. And I’d like to laugh about it, but I really can’t.”
“It’s just wrong,” Pence continued. “And it’s an insult not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who, like me, cherish their faith. My Christianity is the most important thing to me, he added.
On “The View,” Joy Behar commented, “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, hearing voices.”
Pence also stated during the Axios interview, “I try to start every day by opening the Good Book. My wife and I try to have a prayer together before I leave every morning. I can honestly tell you my faith sustains me in all that I do and it’s just a regular part of our lives. But I’m not unusual. I think I’m a very typical American, whatever your faith tradition, people understand that.”
“But I just think it demonstrates just how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people that you could have a major network like ABC permit a forum for invective against religion like that,” Pence continued. “And 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.”
“We’re better than that. Our country’s better than that,” Pence concluded. “I’d like to be light about it, but I really can’t. Not for my sake, but for the tens of millions of Americans who cherish their faith, I can’t be silent.”