Pence described Behar's comments as an example of "religious intolerance" and an "insult" to many Americans who are faithful.
Vice President Pence says he's urging "The View" co-host Joy Behar to apologize to "tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended" for recent remarks she made about him in which she said that if you hear Jesus talking to you, it's a sign of mental illness.
Pence added that he knows "criticism comes with public life", but called Behar out because he "felt it was important that I defend the faith of tens of millions of Americans against that kind of slander".
Multiple reports revealed that Iger was asked during the company's shareholder meeting on Thursday about the controversial tirade of Behar against the United States vice president during the daytime talk show where told her co-hosts that Pence's faith is a "mental illness" during the show's February 13 broadcast. She picked up the phone.
While Pence forgave Behar, he encouraged her to publically apologize.
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If you've missed the backstory here, this all began a few weeks ago when Joy Behar made a joke about Mike Pence being mentally ill because of his Christian faith.
The controversy took another turn last Thursday when Disney CEO Bob Iger, in an address to a shareholder meeting in Houston, said that Behar had apologized "for things she has said about Christians and the Trump administration", according to multiple media reports. "It's another thing when Jesus talks to you".
Iger responded by saying, "I don't know where I start".
She later called him and said she was sorry. The resulting public outrage led scores of angry viewers to call or write ABC News demanding an apology.
MRC President Brent Bozell issued a statement declaring that Behar's private apology was "not almost enough" and promised to continue his campaign against "anti-Christian bigotry" at the network.
Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.