Actress and “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg issued a terse on air apology on the ABC show on Tuesday to Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas for reporting a fabricated story that said he believed women who shout God’s name during sex should be “thrown in jail.”
Goldberg admitted that the story was fabricated and written by a satirical news source.
“We have to start by clearing something up. Yesterday we said that there was a pastor that said that women who yell ‘oh God’ during sex should be jailed. It turns out it was a fake story from a humor website so we apologize to the pastor. We’re sorry,” said Goldberg at the beginning of Tuesday’s episode of “The View.”
Various news outlets including Daily Mail and “The View” reported the fake story based on a fictitious interview created by the satirical news site Newslo.com. Hagee was quoted talking about women using God’s name during sex calling it “one of the filthiest, most derogatory and sinful uses of the Lord’s name I can think of.”
“If it were up to me, I would put every single woman or girl who does that in jail,” said Hagee in the report. “That would be a fine example of God’s wrath aimed at what is, in my opinion, a terrible misuse of our Maker’s good name.”
Cornerstone Church where Hagee pastors immediately responded to the story asking the outlets to either take it down or print a correction.
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