Actress Candace Cameron Bure has weighed in on Joy Behar’s controversial comments on “The View” this week where the co-host said it’s a “mental illness” to believe “Jesus talks to you.”
“My initial reaction was that it was a tone-deaf comment, but not a surprising one from someone who isn’t a believer,” Bure told Faithwire Thursday.
During a segment on the daytime talk show called “hot topics,” the ladies discussed comments made by former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman who criticized Vice President Mike Pence during an episode of CBS’ “Celebrity Big Brother.”
Omarosa told her housemates that Pence’s understanding of Christianity was “scary.”
“He’s extreme. I’m Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things. I’m like, ‘Jesus ain’t say that,'” Omarosa, who left the Trump administration in December and is reportedly working on a book said on the show, causing a media frenzy.
In response to Omarosa’s comments, Behar said: “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.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin summarily remarked that she went to law school in Indiana, where Pence was the governor from 2013–’17, and claimed that he’s a “hated figure” there. She added that although she’s a “faithful person,” and Catholic, she’s uncomfortable with Pence putting a “religious veneer” on things.
“I don’t know that I want my vice president, you know, speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him.”
Having worked on “The View” for two seasons before leaving in December 2016, Bure felt that after watching Behar’s response, the comedian reasonably explained her position on Pence, but clarified that she disagrees with Behar’s sentiments.
“We understood where she stood with [the vice president],” Bure said. “It was important for me to watch that entire clip and not just pull the one thing out that Joy said … there are many people who think the way that Joy does when they aren’t believers.”
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Source: Christian Post