“Full House” star and “Dancing With the Stars” season 18 finalist Candace Cameron Bure gave a new interview on November 14 with the Wall Street Journal in which she explained why she left the Hallmark Channel, where she had been starring in movies and TV shows for over a decade.

The self-proclaimed “Queen of Christmas” (it’s in her Instagram profile) said that her new home for Christmas films, Great American Family (GAC), is a better fit for her because it “promote[s] faith programming. But she also made a reference to Hallmark’s recent decision to have LGTBQ Christmas rom-coms by praising GAC’s focus on “traditional marriage” and people are not happy about it.

GAC Thinks Christian Content is ‘Grossly Underserved’ in Entertainment

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In the interview with the Wall Street Journal, the “Dancing With the Stars” third-place finisher said she left Hallmark and moved to GAC because she knew that “the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.”

Bill Abbott, chief executive of Great American Media, commented that “faith-based content is grossly underserved” and that Bure was “the key piece” of what they are trying to do.

“We’re really here to spread joy and to spread love and happy, good feelings,” she said of GAC’s intent, adding, “I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core” of its holiday movies.

She declined to specifically address her departure from Hallmark, citing a “change of leadership” making it a “completely different network” than when she started. Abbott was a former chief executive of Hallmark’s parent company who moved to GAC in 2021.

When the Wall Street Journal asked Abbott about movies centered around LGBTQ couples, he said that they are “aware of the trends” today and that “there’s no whiteboard that says, ‘Yes, this’ or ‘No, we’ll never go here.’”

Bure also said of her first GAC holiday film, “Destined at Christmas,” which premiered on October 22, that she thinks people of all faiths can enjoy the message.

“I want to be able to tell that story in a beautiful way, but also that is not off-putting to the unbeliever or someone who shares a different faith,” said Bure.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Hallmark told the WSJ, “We want all …read more

Source:: Heavy.com


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