Early last year a TV co-host generated a wave of outrage by referring to the way Vice President Mike Pence practices Christianity, about which she said, “That’s called mental illness if I’m not mistaken.”
ABC received more than 30,000 complaints from outraged viewers in less than a month in February protesting statements made on “The View” by anti-Christian anchorwoman Joy Behar, according to Fox News.
In addition, more than 6,000 angry viewers also called advertisers Oreo, Home Advisor, and Clorox and others, complaining about the case being labeled religious intolerance.
The Media Research Center (MRC) began a complaints campaign calling on ABC to hold the presenters accountable for broadcasting the controversial program.
“Make no mistake, the slurs against the vice president’s faith insulted millions of Christians and are unacceptable,” MRC President Brent Bozell wrote, according to The Western Journal.
“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,” Bozell said.
Pence also called on ABC television immediately after the show’s airing.
“To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong,” Pence said at the time.
Rather than apologize or recant, “The View” continued to maintain a similar tone, critical of conservatives.
Two weeks later, Behar attacked the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), claiming that its participants were “extremists” and “Nazi-biased,” according to the MRC.
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