Christian actress confronts ‘Cancel Culture’ and is ready to fight for her faith
Sharing her experiences in the latest episode of "Candace Cameron Bure Podcast", the actress talks about the challenges she is constantly facing as an outspoken Christian.
The 47-year-old mother of three shared her insights with co-host Bianca Juarez Olthoff regarding the opposition she had to face in the film industry for being a Christian. There was swift backlash to one of her statements where she said the TV channel Great American Family should prioritize traditional marriage over LGBT storylines in its content.
“There have been some recent challenges in my life that I have really not publicly discussed yet. If you read the news in certain types of weekly magazines or even Instagram, you’ll have seen my face pop up in multiple articles from last year and this year. And a lot of them are really negative. I’ve never taken those types of punches before. I’ve taken punches before in my industry, but it was at a level I hadn’t experienced yet, and it’s been very challenging. It’s been an ongoing challenge. I think because I believe strongly in what I believe and lead with my faith, and I’m not afraid or shy or afraid of it, I think that most people who don’t know me well and personally think that my skin is a lot thicker than it is. And it’s not. It’s gotten thicker over the years, but I’m still developing that. You have to be ready for some of those fiery darts to be thrown at you in a bigger public platform.”
Candace admitted that in the past year, “a lot of these bullets kind of hit me,” and she faced a “really big challenge” to her career, relationships and character: “I remember being so upset over it. Like, how do you recover? I’ll just say it: cancel culture is very real, and they were trying to cancel me.”
Candace’s brother, Kirk Cameron, encouraged her to persevere and invited her to be part of the “James 1 Club.” The Scripture states that Christians are to “take joy when their faith is tested because it produces perseverance and spiritual growth and maturity.”
Candace said, “That James 1 Club has been really important for me because I faced some trials that I haven’t faced before. I know they are still going to come. They are still there. They are waiting for me. I could have bailed and just said, ‘You know what? I’m totally done with this,’ or ‘I don’t want to be a public figure anymore”.