One Million Moms wants to take this opportunity to thank actress Candace Cameron Bure for taking a stand for traditional marriage while also standing boldly for her Christian and conservative values. Currently, Bure is enduring persecution in Hollywood because of her stance. So, 1MM would like her to know that we appreciate her faithfulness and encourage her to remain strong.
Candace Cameron Bure is taking the heat for telling The Wall Street Journal that she left Hallmark to work with Great American Family because this budding cable channel keeps Christianity, including “traditional marriage,” central in its family-oriented films. In Bure’s interview, the mom of three also mentioned that she doesn’t expect Great American Family to follow Hallmark’s lead in featuring same-sex couples.
Bure, known for her role as DJ Tanner on the television sitcom Full House, has starred in 30 Hallmark movies, 10 of which were Christmas films. She announced last April that she was leaving Hallmark Media to develop, produce, and star in projects for a new, traditional, family-oriented network. The new network is an upstart cable channel positioning itself as the God-and-country alternative for holiday entertainment.
Great American Family is featuring 18 original Christmas movies this holiday season as part of what it hopes to become an annual “Great American Christmas” event.
In contrast with Great American Family, Hallmark plans to release a 2022 Christmas movie featuring an LGBTQ romance. As far as the new network is concerned, Bure stated, “I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core.”
After leadership changes at Hallmark Channel, Bure recently moved to this new network, Great American Family, to turn over a new leaf and be a part of films with a more faith-centric focus.
“[Hallmark] is basically a completely different network than when I started because of the change of leadership,” she told Wall Street Journal. Bure’s comments, which drew ridicule from some in the entertainment industry, came as Hallmark prepared to break new ground with its first-ever movie featuring a same-sex storyline as the focus of its plot.
“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them.” Bure added, “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.”
Great American Family is available on major cable and satellite outlets and streaming platforms such as FRNDLY TV.
Due to her stance, Bure has recently been under attack in the media, particularly on social media. Bure attempted to diffuse the angry mob with a lengthy statement, calling out the media for generating outrage and attempting to “assassinate [her] character.” In her comments, she reiterated,