It’s common for those who become famous to lose their way and embrace cultural values that go against Christianity.
But throughout her career, Candace Cameron Bure has remained true to her Christian values – never wavering in her faith.
So when Hallmark took a dark turn and started embracing the LGBT agenda, Candace decided to leave and go to a new network – and you won’t believe the hateful comments she received.
In 2021, Hallmark acquired new leadership and the once-wholesome channel has been more than willing to show movies featuring LGBT couples ever since.
In fact, this Christmas season, Hallmark will launch a new Christmas movie about two men who fall in love with each other – a movie they’ve rated as ‘G’.
Deciding to take her career in a different direction and work for a network that aligns with her Christian faith, Candace left Hallmark for Great American Family.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them,” said Mrs. Bure, who is 46 years old.
“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.”
But instead of respecting her faith and desire to promote traditional values – liberals took to social media and accused her of being hateful and discriminatory.
A former One Tree Hill star even went so far as to call her a bigot.
While Candace Cameron Bure is a Christian, she’s far from hateful, and always strives to show the love of Jesus.
And instead of ignoring the criticism – she faced it head on – demonstrating true grit and grace under fire.
In an Instagram post she wrote:
“I would like to address my comments on Great American Family’s programming as reported in The Wall Street Journal. All of you who know me, know beyond question that l have great love and affection for all people. It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever think I intentionally would want to offend and hurt anyone. It saddens me that the media is often seeking to divide us, even around a subject as comforting and merry as Christmas movies. But, given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised. We need Christmas more than ever.
“I am a devoted Christian, which means that I believe that every human being bears the image of God. Because of that, I am called to love all people, and I do. If you know me, you know that I am a person who loves fiercely and indiscriminately. My heart yearns to build bridges and bring people one step closer to God, to love others well, and to simply be a reflection of God’s huge love for all of us.”
Candace could have waivered on her faith and walked it back.
She could have lashed out at her critics and condemned them.
But instead, she had the perfect response. She glorified God, clung to her faith – didn’t waiver on her stance on marriage – and did it all in love.
We could all learn something from Candace.
There will be times in our own lives when our faith will be challenged by outsiders – whether it’s friends, employers, or even strangers.
And it’s in that moment the true condition of our heart will be revealed.
May we all have the courage to cling to Jesus and our Christian faith regardless the cost – without wavering – and respond in love to those who don’t yet know Christ.
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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-1717
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