ABC network is facing backlash from Christians who were offended by its decision to bleep out “Jesus” each time “The View” co-host Paula Faris said His name on the show which aired Friday Oct. 27.
The hosts of the talk show were discussing the results of a British poll that found most Britons believe only six of the Ten Commandments are relevant today.
During the discussion, Faris spoke about her upbringing and said she was taught by her parents not to use the Lord’s name in vain.
“My parents were really strict about what we said in the home. We couldn’t say ‘Oh my God.’ We couldn’t say J.C. We couldn’t say [bleeped out],” Faris said during the show. “We could say ‘Jeez’ … unless you were praising Him, and then you could say, [bleeped out].”
It was quite clear the words bleeped out when Jesus Christ and Jesus were mentioned. Watch Below;
The bleeping starts at 4 minutes into the video below:
According to Hello Christian, ABC spokeswoman Julie Hoover clarified that this instance of censorship “ran afoul of a particular standard the network adheres to. ABC has no problem with Jesus’ name if it is used in a ‘prayerful and respectful manner.” Hoover continued, “but ABC does not allow Jesus’ name to be used in an exclamation.”