A Liberal 'View' of Christianity
Published : February 20, 2018
In a recent interview with Ann Silvio, billionaire entrepreneur, Oprah Winfrey said she hasn't heard God's call to run for president. "Because if God actually wanted me to run, wouldn't God kinda tell me?" she explained.
But on The View, after playing a clip from a show called Celebrity Big Brother, disgruntled White House staffer Omarosa Manigault trashed Pence as an "extreme Christian" who has conversations with Jesus. The View panel then took shots at the VP's faith.
Behar ignorantly cackled,
"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."
One of the best responses I've heard was from Fox & Friends co-host, Ainsley Airhardt, a Christian herself:
"…she [Behar] doesn't know Christ. She doesn't know the joy and the love that He provides to so many people, and so it just made me feel sorry for her."
By the way, Pence didn't say He heard voices. He said what millions of us believe regarding our relationship with Jesus Christ and how God speaks to us in various ways.
Apparently confused about her own religion, View co-host, Sunny Hostin stated:
"When you have a Mike Pence who now puts this religious veneer on things and who calls people values voters, I think we're this a dangerous situation."
Dangerous? We're not talking about ISIS, bomb threats, a viral outbreak, rape, or a shooting rampage here. These women are referring to the Christian faith.
IN an Axios interview, Mike Pence called them out saying, "it's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance."
Aside from religion, on previous episodes, Hostin referred to Pence as incompetent, and Whoopi Goldberg once compared Mike Pence to a member of the KKK who wanted to hang her on a tree.
At least one person spoke up on The View this time. Meghan McCain stated:
"I understand, if you're a liberal, obviously you have certain problems with Mike Pence. …We see the world through very different veneers."
One problem is there are some wrong ideas about what it means to be a Christian. Behar once said Timothy McVeigh was a Christian, and Goldberg claimed Adolf Hitler was Christian:
"There have been a lot of horrifying - there have been a lot of monster Christians. Hitler was a Christian."
Sorry ladies. Wrong on both counts!
Franklin Graham said all believers should be alarmed by the anti-Christian rhetoric on The View.
"For Joy Behar to say that all Christians are mentally ill is like suggesting we need to lock them up. They need to be taken out of society…"
If Joy Behar had said that about gays, feminists, or Muslims, she'd probably be fired on the spot.
What often happens is when someone on the left doesn't understand something, especially spiritual things, they tend to attack or criticize it.
Maybe they could try cracking open a Bible.
Mike Pence also stated:
"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; 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 in my life."
"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 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…"
Isn't it nice to finally have someone in the White House standing up for Christians?
At the risk of stating the obvious, for centuries, millions of Christians have claimed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He speaks to us in various ways including through Scripture.
We shouldn't expect liberals to have biblical morals. They need the gospel and ironically, they need to talk to Jesus and confess their sins.
The good news is Americans are not only calling out ABC, but thanks to the Media Research Center, they' called ABC! Over 25,000 phone calls have been made so far demanding an apology.
Unless advertisers back out of sponsoring The View, I'm not holding my breath.