Vice President Mike Pence defended his faith Monday on Fox News after Joy Behar, host from The View, attacked his Christian beliefs last week.
“Joy Behar made a comment saying that that leads her to believe that you have mental problems because god speaks to you,” said host Ainsley Earhardt. “Is it hypocrisy that liberals, Democrats, mainstream media, they preach tolerance but, yet, when someone wants to be a Christian and says that god speaks to them, they have a problem with that?”
“Those of us in public life are pretty accustomed to criticism,” Pence responded.
“But when I heard that ABC had a program that likened my Christianity to mental illness, I just couldn’t be silent. My Christian faith is probably the most important thing in my life. I do try and start every day reading the Bible. My wife and I try and have a prayer together before I leave the house every morning,” Pence continued. “But I do think I’m a very typical American. People of all different faith, traditions, cherish their faith in God. And to have ABC have a forum that spoke in such demeaning terms, I think it’s evidence of how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people.”