If someone says that they worship God, if that deity is Allah or some Pagan hodgepodge, then that is fine. Grab bag religions, where people just snatch up what sounds good even if untrue is also allowed, but not real Christianity. Even though it is historically accurate (which naysayers love to suggest to the contrary), it is the religion of Jesus Christ which gets seemingly nonstop abuse and ridicule.
This was seen as Vice President Mike Pence, was attacked for his belief in Christ recently on “The View.” The ladies on the liberal show (with one conservative to get beaten up on) said that speaking to Jesus was not praying, but a mental illness, Fox News confirmed. Imagine if that had been said about those who speak to Allah.
Joy Behar was captured saying, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you… that’s called mental illness.” She did not even really apologize, as ABC implies, but simply said that the statement was a joke.
In reference to the show, Mediaite columnist Joseph Wulfsohn said, “It has become jarring how fixated the show is on politics and how slanted the table is.”
Likewise, Hill writer, Joe Concha, opined, “it would be wise for ABC News to divorce itself.” It is becoming painfully clear to everyone that the left lean of the show overshadows any real discussion of the topics that they lay out.
“It’s a pure opinion and infotainment program and therefore should be under its entertainment division,” Concha added.
Also taking note of the wayward stances of ABC, Fox contributor Todd Starnes said that it is “understandable that a Christophobe like Behar be dumbfounded by such a concept.”
He also stated that “if hearing the voice (of) God means (you are) mentally insane,” then he was insane, too. “If ABC News wants to employ an anti-Christian bigot – that is their business.”
Pence himself said, “To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong. It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
Perhaps because, while we all fail, the teachings of Christ promotes the best in us. It is not the best that leftists who control the media want to gain any popularity, so they demonize the faith at every turn.
Jeffrey McCall, a media analyst and DePauw University professor, also observed that ABC putting such a flawed show as a “news” program is damaging to their credibility. “It would seem the news division of a major broadcast network should not be programming content that is clearly partisan. The show should be exported to the entertainment division if only to maintain some journalistic integrity for the news division,” he said.
The Media Research Center feels that the people have the power to force ABC to do the right thing. “Take a minute and call ABC now and let them know that this anti-Christian bias is dangerous and deeply offensive,” they suggest.
Certainly, anyone is allowed to say whatever they wish in America, but if a public backlash forces the person to take accountability for those words, that too is allowed.
Those on “The View” would be wise to remember that.