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Does ‘The View’ Think Pelosi Has ‘Mental Illness’ Since She Says She Hears Dead People?

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | February 28, 2018 | 12:25 PM EST

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Screenshot)

The hosts of ABC’s “The View” said that Christians like Vice President Mike Pence have “mental illness” if they think Jesus talks to them – but, do they feel the same way about Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) repeated claims she’s heard dead peoples’ voices?

On the Feb. 13, 2018 episode of “The View,” the show’s hosts mocked Pence’s Christian faith, leading host Joy Behar to declare the vice president mentally ill. As NewsBusters reported at the time:

“Hosts Meghan McCain and Sunny Hostin got into a fight over what “value voters” meant and Hostin incredulously denied being a liberal, when McCain addressed her as such, seemingly just to make McCain look foolish.”

Hostin, who identifies as Catholic, called Pence’s Christianity “dangerous:”

“When you have a Mike Pence who now puts this religious veneer on things and who calls people values voters, I think we're this a dangerous situation. Look I'm Catholic. I'm a faithful person, but I don’t know that I want my vice president, um -- speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him.”

While Joy Behar decided to mock Pence instead, suggesting he had a “mental illness.”

“Like I said before, it's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you,” she warned.

That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct. Hearing voices,” Behar quipped.  

But, the liberal media looked the other way when video surfaced of Democrat Pelosi describing her encounter with ghosts back in August of 2012. An Aug. 12, 2012 CNSNews.com story recounts Pelosi’s claim she not only heard – but also felt – dead women sitting in a chair with her:

In the video Pelosi says, “He’s (Bush) saying something to the effect of we’re so glad to welcome you here, congratulations and I know you’ll probably have some different things to say about what is going on--which is correct. But, as he was saying this, he was fading and this other thing was happening to me."

“My chair was getting crowded in," said Pelosi. "I swear this happened, never happened before, it never happened since."

"My chair was getting crowded in and I couldn’t figure out what it was, it was like this," she said.

"And then I realized Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, you name it, they were all in that chair, they were," said Pelosi.

"More than I named and I could hear them say: 'At last we have a seat at the table.' And then they were gone."

At the time, Pelosi was merely repeating the ghostly claim she had made two months earlier:

“This was not the only time Pelosi has told this story. On June 6 of this year she told it during an event celebrating her 25 years of political service.”

Which begs the question: Do Joy Behar and her cohorts think that House Minority Leader Pelosi is insane because she claims to have heard, and touched, dead people? And, if she repeated the claim today, would they use their show to mock her?

“The View” hosts have refused to apologize for the insult to the Christian faith of the vice president – and that of all Christians – despite public backlash and calls for apology by Media Research Center President Brent Bozell – and by more than 30,000 Media Research Center (MRC) grassroots supporters who phoned the network.

Since ABC has refused to condemn the comments or even respond to the calls for an apology, MRC Pres. Bozell is calling on all Americans to contact the advertising sponsors of “The View” to let them know that supporting this type of anti-Christian bigotry is unacceptable. “When they said these things, they were attacking all Christians,” Bozell explains in a video appeal to America.

The "Stop Attacking Christians Campaign" has, thus far, resulted in more than six thousand documented calls to "The View's" advertisers.

By convincing advertisers to pull their ad dollars, Americans can force ABC and “The View” to stop insulting Christians, Bozell says:

“We want these advertisers to publicly commit that, until the bigots of the ‘The View’ publicly apologize for slandering Christians, none of their advertising dollars will be spent on that show.”

If “The View” won’t treat Christians with more respect for fear of losing them as viewers, maybe, they’ll stop insulting them if ABC realizes that condoning anti-Christian bigotry has a price.

Watch Behar and company express their contempt for Christians on Feb. 13 below:

 

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