UPDATE: Candace Cameron Bure released a lengthy statement on her Instagram after backlash, which you can view at the bottom of the story.
Candace Cameron Bure wants to make her faith in Jesus the focal point of her work as an actress this holiday season.
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For more than a decade, Bure has been at the center of the Hallmark Channel’s famous holiday programming, starring in ten Christmas movies and 30 total films with the network, according to Fox News.
However, in April, the former child actress who starred in ABC’s “Full House” decided to leave Hallmark for Great American Family, a conservative media company committed to faith and family values.
“I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core,” Bure told the Wall Street Journal.
“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them,” she explained. “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.”
In a separate statement from when the actress first left Hallmark, Bure said she is always seeking to inspire others to “live life with purpose.”
She also said, “I’m very excited to develop heartwarming family and faith-filled programming and make the kind of stories my family and I love to watch.”
Bure did not get into the details of her split with Hallmark, but she said the network has changed from how it was when she started there.
“It basically is a completely different network than when I started because of the change of leadership,” Bure said of her former employer.
Fox reports that Hallmark’s former CEO now leads Great American Family media.