Candace Cameron Bure Prays Her New Movie Will Bring People to Jesus

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Candace Cameron Bure has never been one to shy away from using her platform to advocate Christianity, and she isn't slowing her pace for anything in the world as she is bringing it to the big screen.

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Candace Cameron Takes A Bold Stance

Despite facing backlash for a couple of months for her beliefs, the actress is coming out strong with her latest project, and if this isn't making a bold statement, we wonder what is.

Her Objectives For The New Movie

Three months after the actress was called a "bigot" for her views on "traditional marriage," Candace Cameron Bure has revealed her hopes that a new faith-based film will inspire people to "turn to Jesus."

The Big Reveal

The Full House actress, 46, who caused a stir by claiming that the Christian network where she now works will place more emphasis on "traditional marriage" than same-sex relationships, took to Instagram on Friday to praise the movie Jesus Revolution.

About The Movie

The late hippie preacher, Lonnie Frisbee's life, is chronicled in the Kelsey Grammer-directed movie. Shaun Weiss, who starred in the film Mighty Ducks, plays a Vietnam veteran overcoming drug addiction.

The Movie 'Jesus Revolution' Is Available In Theaters

Bure posted a clip from the movie's trailer and wrote;

"@jesusrevolutionmovie hits theaters THIS FRIDAY, February 24th ✨ which means if you didn’t have any weekend plans, now you do! Ultimately I pray this movie is used for His glory, and for people to hear the gospel and turn to Jesus."

Her Plans For Her Television Network

Bure's interview with the Wall Street Journal resulted in backlash. She claimed that, unlike the Hallmark Channel, where she had previously appeared, her new television network, Great American Family, would not feature gay couples in leading roles.

Why She Left Hallmark Channel

Two years after the network aired its first LGBTQ holiday movie with a gay lead couple, she previously announced in April that she would be leaving the Hallmark Channel.

On Telling Stories With More Meaning

With the Great American Family network, a cable television network founded in 1995 that was originally a country music channel, Candace stated that she wanted to "tell stories that have more meaning" now that she is working with them.

Why She Was Transferred To Her New Network

Candace announced in April last year that she was transferred to the network because it was a better fit for her 'brand'.

Her Goal Is To Inspire People

"I am constantly looking for ways that I can inspire people to live life with purpose. GAC fits my brand perfectly; we share a vision of creating compelling wholesome content for an audience who wants to watch programming for and with the whole family," she wrote.

Why She Received Backlash

However, according to Daily Mail, the actress came under fire after admitting this week that she didn't anticipate the network giving same-sex couples leading roles. She asserted that the core of the Great American Family would remain traditional marriage.

Candace Wasn't Comfortable With Hallmark's Tales

Bure admitted that she left the Hallmark Channel party the previous year because of the tales it was telling.

What She Wants To Do

"My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them," she explained.

On Joining Great American Family

She continued;

"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."

Who Are The Great American Family?

Like Hallmark, the cable television network Great American Family airs family-friendly programming.

Celebrities Who Bashed Candace

Celebrities like JoJo Siwa and Maren Morris immediately criticized Bure for her homophobic remarks.

How She Got The Infamous Name 'Bigot'

Hilarie Burton, a star of One Tree Hill, even referred to Bure as a "bigot," adding,

" I don’t remember Jesus liking hypocrites like Candy. But sure. Make your money, honey. You ride that prejudice wave all the way to the bank," in a tweet.

Defending Herself

Bure then made a second statement to support her position.

Candace On Not Wanting To Hurt Anyone

She said to Fox News Digital,

"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."