Liberal comedian Joy Behar -- no stranger to criticism here at NewsBusters -- will return this fall to ABC's The View, ABCNews.com is reporting. She'll be joined by newcomers Candace Cameron Bure -- best known for her role as D.J. Tanner on the 1990s sitcom Full House-- and Paula Faris, a journalist.
Both Cameron Bure and Faris are evangelical Christians, the latter attends Hillsong Church in New York City.
In a Christian Broadcasting Network interview, Faris commented regarding living out her faith in a secular workplace that "some of the choices that are made in terms of editorially -- I'm not going to do anything that compromises me or my beliefs and I'll stand up for that." But by the same token, she said, "It's also a challenge because people expect because I'm a Christian I'm going to do all these faith-based stories, but at the same time, I feel I'm there to influence and to pitch stories."
"People know that there is something different about me, I think most people know that I'm a Christian," Faris added, "I've had just some great opportunities to share the love of Christ with people."
On her eponymous website, Cameron Bure shares her testimony, including how studying the Ten Commandments made her aware of her sinfulness and need for Jesus Christ as her Savior:
After reading a book my brother gave to me, now called The Way of the Master it changed my walk with God forever! It talked about the 10 commandments, and showed me my sin in it's true light. You see, when I prayed the “sinner's prayer” that day in church when I was 12, I asked God to forgive my sins. But I didn't even know what my sin was. But, the law showed me my sin. As I went through every commandment, I saw that I'd broken all of them. Then I learned that God was going to judge me by this standard, not the world's standard. So, while I thought I was a good person compared to other people, I saw that I was a horribly bad person by God's standard. It was then that I truly recognized and understood my sin and what Jesus did for me. I broke the Law, and Jesus paid my fine. God has changed me in ways that words can't describe. He has transformed the way I think and live my life. Things that were once important to me are no longer. I can't help but share the Good News with everyone! I know there is nothing more important. I know that without Christ, the eternal consequences are devastating. I urge you to surrender your whole life to Jesus, turn from your sin and trust in Him with all your heart. Pick up a bible, and start reading.
It should be interesting, to say the least, to see the exchanges on the new View panel between Faris and Cameron Bure and the decidedly irreligious and quite liberal Behar.