Candace Cameron Bure says that she has found out the hard way that “cancel culture is real” following comments that she made supporting traditional marriage.
In an interview on the podcast “Unapologetic with Julia Jeffress Sadler”, Bure spoke about the challenge of sticking to her Christian beliefs amid the pressure of Hollywood and modern day cancel culture. She seeks to make it very clear that her beliefs and values will not waver in the face of this new opposition and that her network “Great American Family” will continue to produce pro-Christian content. Here’s part of what Bure had to say on the podcast:
“It’s hard, no matter what. Especially when you are a compassionate person and you have a heart for people. But it’s important that we speak truth in love, ’cause, listen, nobody’s gonna change, nobody’s gonna listen to you when it comes out angry, when it comes out in a harsh way, but it’s important that we don’t back down.”
Bure also talked about importance of standing firmly in one’s faith and not allowing worldly pressure to slowly tear you down. Especially in the acting industry, Bure says that it is crucial to set firm boundaries and never waver, saying:
“If you know what your boundaries are, that’s the most important. Because if you don’t make them for yourself, the entertainment industry will make them for you. And that’s what you don’t want.”
In an interesting tidbit from the interview, Bure seems to imply that many Christians in Hollywood are afraid to out themselves as such, but she assures the listeners that those people are abundant in the movie industry:
“There are lots of Christians in the entertainment industry. Some of them you have to find. Some of them are not as outspoken as others, because of the stigmas that might be around being a Christian in entertainment. But there are lots of us.”
Bure is no stranger to taking this stance in the public space. Last November, Bure said that her decision to start “Great American Family” was a key part in her coming back to the industry to combat the woke ideologies being pushed by channels like Hallmark:
“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them. I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.”
She added, “I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core,” according to Fox News.
Bure has been careful to raise her children with a similar mindset toward faith and its place in their lives. On the podcast, she took a moment to praise her three kids for their courage:
“I am so encouraged by my own children. I’m so proud of them for really sticking to truth and knowing the gospel and being willing to share that, because I know it takes bravery, especially in the time we’re living today.”
Candace Cameron Bure seems unafraid of the abundant cancel culture and is more afraid of betraying her own values, a mindset that many more public figures should adopt.
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