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Candace Cameron Bure Defends Comments About Only Featuring 'Traditional Marriage' in New Christmas Movies

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Days after she was called out for her hateful comments on same-sex marriage, conservative actress Candace Cameron Bure has doubled down and defended her original statements.

When the Fuller House star was being interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about her move to join the Great American Family Channel to work on a new slate of holiday-themed movies, she revealed that none of them will feature same-sex love stories and instead “will keep traditional marriage at the core.”

Immediately, LGBTQ+ celebrities and allies rallied to bring light to her comments and how they disparage the LGBTQ+ community and paint LGBTQ+ love as lesser. JoJo Siwa said that her comments were “rude and hurtful to a whole community of people.”

Now, Bure has responded to the situation, doubling down on her comments and commitment to excluding LGBTQ+ people from her Great American Family projects.

“All of you who know me, know beyond question that I 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,” Bure wrote on her Instagram.

“It saddens me that the media is often seeking to divide us, even around a subject as comforting and merry as Christmas movies,” she continued. “But, given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised. We need Christmas more than ever.”

Bure also used the post to proselytize about her Christian beliefs, blaming her judgment of gay people and view of same-sex marriage as lesser on “God’s hope for the all the world this Christmas season.”

“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,” she said.

She also sent out a message to the media and “those who hate what I value and who are attacking me online” and trying to “assassinate my character.”

“I have a simple message: I love you anyway,” she says, adding, “To everyone reading this, of any race, creed, sexuality, or political party, including those who have tried to bully me with name-calling, I love you.”

She may think she loves us, but she clearly does not love our marriages or our love.

In her statement, there was nothing resembling an apology or acknowledgment that her comments were hurtful or that she shows any remorse or plans to change.

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