Bure family trending online following controversial testimony from Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure, wife of former NHL Valeri Bure and former television child star best known for her role as DJ Tanner on Full House, has been trending on social media after making a controversial announcement in an interview with The Wall Street Journal has made.

As the Hallmark television network continues to release more progressive and inclusive productions, including storylines involving same-sex relationships, Bure announced that she will be leaving the company and joining the Christian network Great American Family instead.

“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth,” she said of the change. “I knew the people behind Great American Family were Christians who loved the Lord and wanted to promote faith programs and good family entertainment.”

Bure says Hallmark no longer aligns with her Christian ideals. “(Hallmark) is basically a very different network than when we started because of the change in leadership.”

Fans have slammed Bure for what they call an intolerant view of non-traditional relationships.

I mean just look at some of these answers:

News like the above prompted Bure to make a very lengthy statement.

Read below:

“I would like to address my comments on the Great American Family program as reported in The Wall Street Journal. All who know me know without question that I have great love and affection for all people. It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever think I was intentionally trying to offend and hurt someone. It saddens me that the media often tries to divide us, even when it comes to a topic as comforting and happy as Christmas movies. But given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised. We need Christmas more than ever,” she wrote. “I am a devoted Christian. This means that I believe that every human being is made in the image of God. For this reason I am called to love all people and I do that. If you know me, you know that I am a person who loves fiercely and indiscriminately. My heart longs to build bridges and bring people one step closer to God, to love others well and just be a reflection of God’s great love for us all.”

She continued, “To those members of the media responsible for using this opportunity to stir up conflict and hatred, I have a simple message: I love you anyway. To those who hate what I love and who attack me online: I love you. To those who tried to murder my character: I love you. To everyone reading this, regardless of race, creed, sexuality, or political party, including those who have tried to abuse me: I love you.

“I have long wanted to find a home for more faith-based programs. I am grateful to be part of a young and growing network. I had also expressed in my interview, which was not included, that people of all ethnicities and identities both on and off camera have contributed and will continue to contribute in great ways to the network, which I encourage and fully support. I have never been interested in proselytizing through my storytelling, but in celebrating God’s greatness in our lives through the stories I tell.

The God we serve is a wildly creative and loving God. He didn’t just capture a small part of my heart, He captured my whole heart. It will be reflected in everything I do and say; God’s love and compassion are central to my family, my work, and my interactions with people from all walks of life. All of this comes from the LOVE that God Himself poured out upon mankind when He gave the gift of joy and forgiveness on Christmas morning 2000 years ago. That’s why I love Christmas stories and share true joy and peace with millions of people around the world. And in the sole motivation of pure love, I hope you will join me in sharing God’s hope for the whole world this Christmas season. Call that my Christmas wish.”

-Candace Cameron Bure

For me, as someone who has no intention of seeing anything ever produced by Hallmark or the Great American Family, and who doesn’t identify with Christianity or “Christian values,” I don’t see what the big deal is. I certainly see nothing hateful or discriminatory in Bure’s statement. She just wants to work for a production company that is more in line with her worldview. You shouldn’t be ashamed of that. Your stats may not be the same as mine, but that’s beside the point. She has never said anything hurtful or hateful to anyone and is simply trying to take her career in a different direction. Again no shame.


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