Joy Behar apologizes

March 10, 2018

Good for Joy Behar of “The View” for calling Vice President Mike Pence to apologize for her offensive comments about his Christian faith (she said that people who think Jesus is talking to them have a “mental illness.”) Pence accepted her apology, but she is still refusing to make a public apology on the show, despite ABC receiving over 30,000 angry calls from viewers.

I have certainly had my differences with Joy over the years, but I usually enjoy our on-air sparring matches, so I say this with love and sincerity: swallow your pride and apologize publicly. If you’re truly sorry for saying it (maybe it was just an ill-conceived bad joke), then say so. The truth shall set you free (I believe I read that in a book during one of my stays in a mental ward.) Otherwise, it will just sit there, staining your reputation, while the people you insulted will likely forgive you anyway, because that’s what people who talk to Jesus do.

And if this helps: before you call people crazy for listening for the voice of God, remember that Oprah Winfrey said she would only run for President if God told her to. You might be okay with insulting Mike Pence and Christians in general, but do you really want to call Oprah mentally ill?

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  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    03/17/2018 02:40 PM

    Jesus did say that the world will not only hate Him, but His followers as well. We live in a world of Jesus haters, so I rejoice being a Jesus lover! Be of good cheer when the world mocks us because great is our reward in heaven.

  • Pat S

    03/14/2018 07:22 PM

    Who cares about Joy Behar? You would think her ridiculous remarks are of some importance!! I think Mr. Pence is taking the comment by understanding the source it is coming from - which is Behar is of NO IMPORTANCE and is a totally insignificant individual.

  • L Webster

    03/13/2018 06:03 PM

    Joy Behar is in the same class as Hilary Clinton....arrogant, self-absorbed, rude and irresponsible. You are "deplorable" as your off-handed remarks put people off, especially since you don't know what you are talking about. You have only confirmed that the view on "The View" is like watching a wrestling match...some want to see a knock out, while others find it demeaning, me included. Joy, you DO owe an apology to the public and you know it. So "woman up," apologize and I'm sure if you try real hard, you can do it! And, please, leave your opinions to yourself about religion in the future.
    From Riverview, Florida

  • Ruth DeLeon

    03/13/2018 02:25 PM

    She needs to take responsibility for her words. She should have remembered before opening her mouth, she was broadcasting it to the world. Didnt her parent(s) teach her respect and how to say shes sorry and plz forgive me. She sent a message about herself to the world. They all did. We talk to God, Jesus and Holy Spirit and they speak to us. And its our privilege.

  • R. Harris

    03/13/2018 12:22 PM

    There are two women on the View who are totally classless and their comments and beliefs prove this daily. I am talking about Joy Behar and Whoopie Goldberg. They always take the negative side of things from what I can see. Whoopie has only one opinion and that is that anyone who speaks out about anything a black person says or does is racist regardless of what was said or done. This show in and of itself is an insult to the intelligence of most Americans and I'm quite surprised it is still on the air. It does nothing but promote liberal ideas and the occasional conservative who is invited to be a guest is usually shouted down by the entire panel. Idiotic!

  • Michael Guiles

    03/12/2018 10:48 PM

    Her apology is not good enough.
    The insult was made in public so the apology should be made in public. In insulting VP Pence, she insulted all Christians not just the VP.

  • jalane Schulz

    03/12/2018 12:15 PM

    Apparently this person does not attend or has never attended a church service, the reason we go to our house of worship is to speak to our Maker and Savior every Sunday. She must be related to Hanoi Jane, she looks just like the traitor.

  • Marsha Kay Greene

    03/12/2018 11:35 AM

    Joy B. ..... you are an offensive person and you owe the public an apology for your classless comments about Christians being mentally ill. We all understand being offensive is your claim to fame but the problem in America these days is offenders do not have the sense to know where the line should be. Wow....what a legacy for you and your family. Do you think the vice president of the United States is the only person you offended and in your mind calling Mr. Pence is the only person you owe an apology? I suppose apologizing on air would just be too much for your ego to bear. The network should give you the option... apologize on air or stamp your last timecard. Sorry, but you are NOT special.

  • Jenny Wren Jones

    03/12/2018 11:26 AM

    Governor: I have followed you for years. I love your wit, your politics and your testimony. Please keep it coming. If I am ever asked, who would you most like to have lunch with.... my answer is Mike Huckabee.

    Just another sister in Christ who loves this country.

  • Dale Raymond Lundgren

    03/12/2018 11:18 AM

    Governor, unbelievers don't understand the language we who know Jesus personally are privy to, explained in 1 Corinthians 2:13...."When we tell you these things, we don't use words that come from human wisdom. Rather we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. But people who are not spiritual can't receive these spiritual truths from God's Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can't understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means." Jesus told us that in the last days things like this would be about to happen.

  • Mary and Don D'Angina

    03/11/2018 11:24 PM

    Yes, Joy needs to apologize publicly on her show, VIEW. Pray God will wake or shake her up, sooner the better.

    She like being a "Progressive, Far left," she should go live in one of those countries; e.g. Russia, Chile, North Korea, Vietnam, etc...
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  • Cynthia Souza

    03/11/2018 10:55 PM

    I think they should take The View off the air. It's nothing more than a Mean Girls show.

  • Kathy Sperber

    03/11/2018 10:36 PM

    Joy's comments should not come as a surprise to anyone. She has been making hateful remarks about conservatives and Christians for many years now. I personally do not want her to make a public apology because I do not feel it would be sincere judging from her track record. It must be wonderful to have Ms Behar's own perfect intuitive nature and never have to ask for help or advice from a higher power. I, however, find myself on many occasions with my head bowed asking my God for advice and guidance when I don't know which way to turn and waiting for HIs answer deep within my soul. Maybe like Oprah does??

  • Billie R Hayworth

    03/11/2018 09:40 PM

    Joy Behar is a mental midget! She can't really be held responsible for the worthless words that comes out of her mouth because she's a colossal fool! You have to take her for who/what she is. Who in their right mind would watch a program like "The View" anyway????? I'd rather spend that hour having a root canal!!

  • patricia rentz

    03/11/2018 09:04 PM

    Its for show. The only reason she so-called appoloigized was because Opraha Winfrey said she was waiting to hear from God.

  • Anne Turner

    03/11/2018 06:51 PM

    the view is a communist channel

  • BD

    03/11/2018 02:06 PM

    If you watched the conversation, she was not offensive in any way and unless you are unsure of your own position in life, you wouldn’t feel bothered by it at all. They all brought up good points and it was a public discussion based on each person’s life experiences, THAT’S ALL! I believe in being kind to all, but reality is, there are some VERY rigid and unkind people out there who are, quite simply, brainwashed. They may not realize that so calling them out on the view through another is sometimes necessary. If she was being a jerk about it, that would be different, as it would be an attack. She was not, at all.

  • LORI ANN REGO

    03/11/2018 01:12 PM

    GOV. HUCKABEE I ENJOYED YOUR ARTICLE ON JOY BAHER. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY CHRISTIAN OF HER TO APOLOGIZE TO THE VICE PRESIDENT. I LIKED YOUR COMMENT TO SWOLLOW HER PRIDE AND APOLOGIZE TO THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH THE VIEW. OTHERWISE IT COULD COST HER, HER JOB.

  • Charles M

    03/11/2018 11:31 AM

    Behar was funny about 30 years ago on radio station WOR in NYC - now she is about as funny as a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.

  • Cindi Barrett

    03/11/2018 10:05 AM

    I quit watching ABC years ago when Bill Clinton was President and the Good Morning America producers gave Hillary Clinton several HOURS one week to tell about her “health care plan” and only allowed an ELECTED Congressman a few minutes on ONE episode- with a commentator rebuffing every word - an opportunity to share his views. I decided that day to not allow a network to brainwash me. IMO Joy and her cohorts are an arm of the network and they are given free reign to spout whatever trash on their minds (a TRASH is all they know). One America News is my station of choice.

  • Gail Cole

    03/11/2018 06:31 AM

    Pride comes before the fall...true even for Joy Behar....

  • DuAnne Misner

    03/11/2018 01:40 AM

    I pray for the salvation of Joy's soul. May our Father God draw her , by His Holy Spirit, to the knowledge of the saving grace of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. May He send divine revelation as with a Damascus experience if necessary........

  • Charles Coombes

    03/11/2018 12:41 AM

    With anti-Christian idiots like that no wonder there are lots of very bad problems in schools and society.

  • Margaret Hamm

    03/10/2018 10:54 PM

    I don't believe this woman is really sorry for anything that comes out of her mouth. They probably got on to her for all of the phone calls they got because she insulted the vice president. I doubt if her bosses really care about most of the rest of us. I really wonder, truthfully, how many people even watch this show. I think if not for the shocking things her and Woopie say, no one would hear about this program. I think a lot of the talk shows have got to being that this is all that keeps them going. Bash President Trump and anyone else who for him. Like, Jimmy Kimmel, how could anyone find him funny. He has probably lasted with the left because he is on the bash President Trump train. Pitiful bunch. I haven't watched a talk show in years.

  • Ann Grubbs

    03/10/2018 10:45 PM

    Too much from too little... Just ignore that woman my blood pressure goes up every time she talks, I refuse to watch that show, it angers me and ruins my day. The biggest part of the people on the show are antichristian! I can't stand their abusive chats putting down our POTUS and all Christians.. We are very much under attack by the liberal media and politicians in that order! God help us! These attacks are of Day and minions whispering in the ears of the unsaved to bring down all the people to hell so he can torture us.. Now some one call me crazy, because I hear from God once in a while so in her eyes I'm a crazy person... I've said what I had to say, believe me or not, I don't care! ?

  • Robertta Sue Garns-Bellhouse

    03/10/2018 10:41 PM

    She needs to apologize publicly but with sincere heart. Not just joking about it.

  • Alice Calhoun

    03/10/2018 10:29 PM

    When the show first came on a few years ago I watched it on occasion. They are all so hateful I stopped watching it. They need to take them off the air.

  • Sharon Latimer

    03/10/2018 10:05 PM

    I wrote a letter to Protor&Gamble,I also sent emails on the websites that I could. I told them I would no longer buy their products until Ms Behar apologized. It still needs to be public for me.
    Thanks for ALL you and Sarah do, boy you have got to be proud of that one

  • Anita Mule

    03/10/2018 10:02 PM

    I think it was motivated both by ABC demanding it and even more by the fact that she realized that Oprah had said what she said about God. She knew she would be called on it and look like more of a fool than usual. I'm glad you can be friends with her. I don't think I could. (I know she would be crushed by that fact.)

  • Pete and Marcia Mello

    03/10/2018 08:59 PM

    We totally agree with you , Mr. Huckabee, for your comment on Ms. Behar publicly apologizing on air for her uncalled-for statement about Vice President Pence being "mentally ill" because our Lord speaks to him...recognizing the large volume of angry responses (you mentioned 30,000) from viewers, indeed a public apology on "The View" should be made - don't know if it will, but it could happen - nothing is impossible with God!!! Thank you for listening to us and God bless! Pete and Marcia Mello

  • Kelly Maggart

    03/10/2018 08:12 PM

    The following is the last part of Joy Behar's statement. In this sentence she herself has pointed out that she is not correct if you read it carefully. "That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct, hearing voices.” Please let me know if that is how you read it.

  • Shelley Riley

    03/10/2018 07:27 PM

    As a Christian, it's actually easy to overlook the rantings of non-believers. We have been taught to forgive and move on. In any other time and place in the country, we could do that. Unfortunately, this is not any other time and place. This is a very volatile time when our core beliefs and values are being slandered and mocked as something unnatural. And this is a place where we should be free to express our beliefs without ridicule. There are laws that give us that right and we need to stand up for them.

    I do feel sincerely sorry for Joy Behar, as it is clear she has no relationship with God and it has created a dark stain on her heart. Possibly this is the beginning of God's efforts to change that. We can certainly hope and pray for it.

  • Ruth Heinz

    03/10/2018 07:17 PM

    Just had to laugh about your Oprah comment. And you are right, she should publicly apologize because the offense was public.

  • Brian Jacobs

    03/10/2018 07:03 PM

    I have a thought maybe the 30,000 ABC viewers who filed complaints should stop supporting shows like that and then we "might" get some content that is worth watching. "Doubt it"
    The hippocracy on the left is so sad because the truth is as Mike has pointed out that if Opra says it no one says shes crazy. Not to mention if a white christian man had said an untruthful statement about any minority he would be apologizing on his knees or his life would be ruined by the left media shouting about his "racism" from the mountain tops.

  • Ferdinand Tanoni

    03/10/2018 06:59 PM

    Joy Behar!
    I am a Christian just want to tell you that you are not only hurting The US Vice President Mr Mike Pence but you're hurting the Christianity faith around the globe.
    You're very lucky you did not hurt the "Burka's Faith" or other wise your head already been chopped off already by their army call ISIS and throw it to the dogs.
    As a Christian believer,we forgive you and it is up to the God Almighty in the name of Living Lord Jesus Christ to judge it.

  • Carol Denardo

    03/10/2018 06:24 PM

    Joy Behar is a godless liberal. No one should watch or listen to her bu she better start listening to God!

  • Roberta Morrison

    03/10/2018 06:10 PM

    What she said was offensive to ALL Christians, she needs to make a PUBLIC APOLOGY TO ALL OF US!

  • Vicki Kuhl

    03/10/2018 06:09 PM

    I have never watched the View and now I know why. I can see why my inner discerning voice (God?), thought I could spend my time much, much, more wisely. Not just more wisely, but much, much more!

  • Jesssie Geis

    03/10/2018 06:04 PM

    I saw a video recently that Oprah does not believe Jesus is the only way, so she only said that God would have to tell her, in an off hand way. And maybe Joy Behar will have to apologize to God one day. I no longer watch that station.

  • Jim Hinton

    03/10/2018 05:49 PM

    Joy Behar made the offensive comments while on the View. I believe that she should make the apology to the Vice President and to the many viewers who were offended on the View, also. As for me, I don't watch the View so it was reporting after the fact that I heard and caused me to be offended by her remarks. I don't put a lot of value in an apology that is made to try to get people off one's back. If Joy were sincere, she would apologize on the show.

  • Elizabeth Cody

    03/10/2018 05:48 PM

    Since she made her comment to the world, I do not feel that her apology to VP Pence over the phone is sufficient. She should stand up and make the apology the same way she made her comment to the world. By not doing this, she is hiding the fact that she made an apology from those who watch her retched show.

  • Joseph Behrendt

    03/10/2018 05:16 PM

    Does anyone think she called the VP on her own? Somebody told her to or else. This subhuman being is so full of ignorance and hate she would never apologize for criticizing someone on the Right unless he precious job was at stake. She and all those haters on the view should be black-balled from ever working on TV again. Shows like the view are a part of why we have so much anger between the races , not because the races are at odds with each other but because of the race baiters on the left who have followed blindly the hatred from the last president for America and it's people. If any of you on the left have a brain and old enough to remember the 50's and 60's you know we had come to almost wipe out racism until that illegal moslem and his followers appeared on the scene to re-ignite the old hatreds again. If you can be honest with yourself and put aside your party lines for a minute you can see I'm right and that will be the start of the end to racism in America.

  • Deb Lewellyn

    03/10/2018 05:13 PM

    I feel like it was a insulate to Vice President Pence and to us as Christians. She should have to apologize to the American people. I am not watching shows on ABC.

  • Betty Bryant

    03/10/2018 04:40 PM

    It is painfully obvious that Jesus does not talk to Joy Behar or any of the other panelists. If he did, they would probably tell him to shut up. They really think that whatever they say is gospel and Jesus has nothing to do with it.

  • Patricia Ford de la Tejera

    03/10/2018 04:22 PM

    In the history of the world, God does speak to us. Remember the burning bush ? Read about the messages for the country of Ireland given to Christina Gallegher. Or read about Bernadette of Lourdes, France. Or the well documented miracle of the sun at Fatima, Portugal. And so many more, over the centuries.

  • Charlotte J Hocutt

    03/10/2018 04:15 PM

    I do not believe her nor will I ever watch that show!

  • Kirk Michael

    03/10/2018 04:04 PM

    While I think that an apology to Mr. Pence via telephone was a somewhat kind gesture, I also believe that it was extremely minimal! As Joy Behar made her snide and basically profiling remark on public media, she not only insulted Mr. Pence, she also insulted many, many people of the Christian faith, and she conveniently avoided giving them/us a similar call.
    Her arrogance was public, so her apology should be the same.
    While I am only one person, I realize that my opinion will only be minimal, but I encourage everyone of like mind to contact the network AND the advertised companies to express their dissatisfaction with Behar's behavior and an organized boycott of all involved. While I am only guessing, I surmise that if her ignorant comment had been about Muslim activists, there may have been some very likely protests in the streets.

  • Phyllis A Davis

    03/10/2018 03:54 PM

    She should apologize on the View as she offended many people that are Christians. We need to take a stand and mabe this will be the beginning. Mike I enjoy Your show on TBN. I also think Your daughter is doing a great job. She is one tough Lady. I love has she handles the media. take care and stay safe God Bless

  • Joe Wilkerson

    03/10/2018 03:26 PM

    As for Joy Behar goes, One day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

  • Raymond Munn

    03/10/2018 03:04 PM

    Suggest the place to do it is on your great show.