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Franklin Graham Blasts 'The View's' Anti-Christian Rhetoric

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Evangelist Franklin Graham says that he is offended by "The View" host Joy Behar's remarks last week about Christianity and mental illness, and says believers need to be alarmed by her anti-Christian statements.

Graham responded to Behar's dialogue on the ABC show about Omarosa Manigault, a former White House staffer who questioned Pence's "hearing" from Jesus and suggested that people should be worried about the vice president's state of mind.

"Every Christian who is listening right now—whether you are a Catholic, whether you are a Protestant, Baptist, evangelical, Pentecostal, whatever you may be—this should scare the socks off of you," Graham told radio show host Todd Starnes recently. "For Joy Behar to say that all Christians are mentally ill is like suggesting we need to lock them up. They (Behar and others) need to be taken out of society because these people are a danger."

Behar maligned Pence because he listens to the voice of God.

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"It's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you," Behar said on her show. "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct, hearing voices."

Graham said on Facebook that he isn't surprised that God would be mocked by "some like Joy Behar," and that it is "nothing new."

"The Bible is full of examples of people hearing from God," Graham says. "Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:27). Those who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ know what this means. I'm thankful that today He still speaks to us through His Word and through His Holy Spirit working in our lives. Aren't you?"

Pence responded to Behar's comments last week on C-Span and said "The View" should be removed from the airwaves.

"To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is wrong," Pence says. "It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance."

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