Pastor Robert Jeffress went off on the co-hosts of “The View” for mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith on Tuesday.
It all started when “The View” played a clip from “Celebrity Big Brother,” in which former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman said the vice president “thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”
Sunny Hostin expressed concern about Pence’s religious fervor and said she doesn’t want her vice president “speaking in tongues.”
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” Joy Behar said, adding that hearing voices is a “mental illness.”
Jeffress wondered on “America’s Newsroom” what would have happened to Behar if she had mocked a devout Muslim.
“ABC would have fired her in a nanosecond. To the left, when it comes to attacking conservative Christians, it is always open season.”
He pointed out that many liberals preach the importance of tolerance, but when it comes to beliefs with which they disagree, they can often be the least tolerant.
He said Christians are tired of being bullied in the public square for their faith, and the 2016 election was in some ways a reaction to these types of “despicable attacks.”
Jeffress predicted that the assault on conservative, Christian beliefs could have a major impact on the elections later this year and beyond – and not the impact many on the left might hope.
“If Joy Behar and her ilk continue these kind of unfounded attacks, you’re going to see President Trump re-elected by a landslide in 2020 and you’re going to see Vice President Pence become President Pence in 2024.”
Watch the interview with Dr. Jeffress here.