ABC News has been flooded with more than 25,000 phone calls since "The View" co-hosts mocked Vice President Pence's Christian faith last week, disrespecting the former governor of Indiana for speaking with Jesus and even suggesting he has a "mental illness."
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell published an open letter to ABC News after the controversial comments, calling for an apology for the "anti-Christian remarks." ABC News received 25,363 calls as of early Monday morning from people complaining about the comments made by "The View" co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar, according to the MRC.
Hostin said it's "interesting" that former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman recently said that Pence talks to Jesus and believes Jesus tells him things. Hostin said she is a "faithful" Catholic but doesn’t want her vice president "speaking in tongues." Behar then said, "It's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you ... that's called mental illness."
Bozell called the conversation a "serious problem," while saying the comments were "insulting" to all Christians. He also detailed other examples of what he called a "disturbing trend" of ABC and "The View" insulting Christians.
"Make no mistake, the slurs against the vice president's faith insult millions of Christians and are unacceptable. If there are no on-air apologies after this deplorable episode, Christians will tune out ABC programming across the board. And we will do our best to encourage it," Bozell wrote.
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