Vice President Mike Pence’s faith came under double-barrel attack this week. First from former White House aide and reality TV villain Omarosa Manigault Newman. Then from hosts on ABC’s The View.
On Wednesday, First Baptist Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress defended Pence and denounced the “open season” on Christians.
Pence also called out ABC, saying he’d “like to be light about it, but I can’t.”
Omarosa got things started Monday night. After being canned from the White House for misusing government vehicles, she landed in the cast of CBS’s Celebrity Big Brother. On Monday’s episode, she told her housemates they should fear Pence even more than Trump because of his religious fervor.
“He’s extreme. I’m Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things. I’m like, ‘Jesus ain’t say that.’” Manigault Newman said in the manipulative, self-consumed way that brought her infamy on The Apprentice. “It’s scary.”
Tuesday morning the The View used the Omarosa clip as a bludgeon. Sunny Hostin grumbled she didn’t want her vice president “speaking in tongues.”
The once-funny, now-hateful Joy Behar, spat, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. it’s another thing when Jesus talks to you.” She said hearing voices is a “mental illness.”
Pastor Jeffress Responds
Robert Jeffress, a member of the President’s faith council, responded to the mocking. He told Fox News that if Behar had “attacked a devout Muslim for his faith ABC would have fired her in a nanosecond.”
But this is par for the course for liberals. “To the left, when it comes to attacking conservative Christians, it is always open season.” Pence “committed the unpardonable sin when it comes to the Left. And that is he still maintains the personal belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman.”
Vice President Pence Also Responds
Vice President Pence said Wednesday he’d “like to laugh about” The View calling his faith a mental illness. “But I can’t.” Pence told Axios he could not be silent.
“For ABC to have a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong. And it is an insult, not to me, but to the vast majority of American people who, like me, cherish their faith. My Christianity is the most important thing in my life.”
Pence added such faith is not unusual. “And it demonstrates how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people.”
“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 is better than that.
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