Commentator Mollie Hemingway appeared on Fox News on Sunday, where she responded to “The View” host Joy Behar’s proclamation last week that it’s essentially “mental illness” to believe that “Jesus talks to you.”
While Hemingway said that Christians are used to this sort of rhetoric and “can handle this kind of ridicule,” she also offered up a mic-drop explanation of what, exactly, Christians believe about how they communicate with God.
“Christians believe that God talks to them through His word,” she said. “This is a basic Christian belief, and not something that really should be held up for mocking or ridicule.”
Watch Hemingway break it all down below:
.@MZHemingway: "Christians believe that God talks to them through His word. This is a basic Christian belief, and not something that really should be held up for mocking or ridicule." pic.twitter.com/daKl0hTkMr
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 18, 2018
As Faithwire previously reported, actress Candace Cameron Bure also weighed in on Behar’s proclamation.
“My initial reaction was that it was a tone deaf comment, but not a surprising one from someone who isn’t a believer,” Bure, who was a co-host on “The View” for two seasons before leaving in December 2016, told Faithwire on Thursday.
But the “Fuller House” star added that she felt, after watching the entire clip, that Behar reasonably explained her position on Vice President Mike Pence, despite Bure’s own disagreement with Behar’s sentiments.
“We understood where she stood with [the vice-president],” she said. “It was important for me to watch that entire clip and not just pull the one thing out that Joy said … there are many people who think the way that Joy does when they aren’t believers.”
Bure, who is an outspoken Christian, added that it’s important for Christians to remember that non-believers find the sort of spiritual experience described in Behar’s comments as “foreign.”
“It was a tone deaf comment, also an ignorant one, but you can’t blame her,” Bure said. “[For] someone who has no concept of the holy spirit, I think that that is a logical response to them.”