Candace Cameron Bure has not been one to hold back on her conservative views on religion, which caused her to gain criticism from both her colleagues in The View and active members of social media.
Last weekend, however, the 39-year-old actress had a little change of heart when she attended a press tour held by the Television Critics Association.
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Cameron Bure chimed in on the issue and gave her own response, which came as a bit of a surprise to the audience.
She said that despite her firm stand on “religious freedom” – referring to her controversial argument with co-host Raven-Symoné regarding the Oregon bakery that refused to service a lesbian couple who was about to get married – that she is open to any ideas that the show’s writers have for her character.
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“I’m always defending religious freedom and that’s what I was talking about on The View,” said Candace Cameron Bure. “But, I’m an actress on a television show, and I support all things that we go through as human beings, and would love all our characters to explore whatever issues that are current in our culture and our society today, and I’m 100% on board with that.”
Aside from her clash with Symoné, Candace Cameron Bure was also slammed for her “insensitivity” during an interview of Who’s The Boss? actor Danny Pintauro on the show, in which he discussed his past struggles with alcohol abuse and his current life as an HIV patient.
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Having conservative religious views is something that Candace Cameron Bure shares with her brother, former child actor and teen heartthrob, Kirk Cameron. An evangelical Christian, Kirk leads a California-based ministry called The Way of the Master along with New Zealand-born evangelist Ray Comfort.