Candace Cameron Bure joins a number of other famous names that are taking a stand and making movies they believe in that promote faith and patriotism after she was slammed for announcing that her Great American Family Christmas movies will focus on “traditional marriage.”
The move by Cameron Bure is an effort to put Christ back into Christmas films and she’s being called a bigot for it by other woke Hollywood stars.
The 47-year-old “Full House” actress is also famous for making Hallmark Channel Christmas movies and is referred to as the “Queen of Christmas.” While she was with the network, Cameron Bure made 30 movies, 10 of which were holiday classics.
In April, she announced that she was leaving Hallmark Media to develop, produce, and star in projects for the new traditional family-oriented network Great American Family, according to Fox News.
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“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them,” Cameron Bure, who is now Great American Family’s chief creative officer, remarked in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
“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,” the devout Christian elaborated.
The Wall Street Journal asked her if the channel will feature any LGBTQ storylines, to which she replied, “I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core.”
Candace Cameron Bure, a holiday rom-com fixture, is trading secular Christmas movies for Christian ones. “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.” https://t.co/CfwqLLQxoA
— WSJ. Magazine (@WSJMag) November 14, 2022
“It’s certainly the year 2022, so we’re aware of the trends,” the chief executive of Great American Media and original creator of the Hallmark Channel, Bill Abbott, told the outlet. “There’s no whiteboard that says, ‘Yes, this’ or ‘No, we’ll never go here.'”
“Spiritual or faith-based content is grossly underserved,” he added.
Pure Flix founders David A.R. White and Michael Scott share that sentiment. They told Fox News Digital that they and their late partner Russell Wolfe were driven to launch their own faith-based streaming platform.
“Ultimately, we figured out that, I think the stat was something like 150 million people went to church once a month,” White commented. “And yet there was this hole for positive, uplifting, faith-based entertainment in the marketplace. And so we just really felt like we needed to fill that.”
Good for her-glad to see she answers to herself and God & her faith. ♥️
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White and Scott are the sons of pastors. They wanted to create content that reflects their faith.
“I think families were looking for it,” Scott stated. “People not only here in the US but around the world were looking for it. It was just a great place for us to be.”
White remarked that they were inspired by “this hunger and this need to give people content that uplifted and inspired that human spirit that was something different than what Hollywood was giving to them.”
“I don’t even think Hollywood really realized how big of a marketplace is here, like it didn’t even exist,” he said.
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Pure Flix’s 2014 Christian drama “God’s Not Dead” became a surprise box office hit, stunning Hollywood, and grossing $62 million in ticket sales on a $2 million budget.
“It rocked Hollywood, that all of a sudden, faith-based films, there was a purpose, there was a hunger for them,” he explained. “Now we see almost every studio has a faith-based label. They woke up to that, like. ‘Oh, wow. There’s a whole genre here that we’ve been missing for so many years.'”
“I think for the longest time this content wasn’t available to families,” White pointed out. “Just safe, uplifting, inspiring content that ultimately brings people to higher levels of insight to who God is and the purpose that he has for their lives.”
“And that’s where Pure Flix differs,” he said. “We’re not really just focused on Santa Claus or how many gifts someone is going to have. It’s really about the reason for the season. Where is God in the middle of this Christmas?”
“Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider, 62, is also taking a stand and told Fox News Digital that after realizing Hollywood wouldn’t make a patriotic film, he knew that he had to go his own way. He is starring in a new film titled “To Die For.”
— John Schneider (@John_Schneider) October 20, 2022
The film centers around a reclusive veteran named Quint North, who takes a public stand for his personal freedoms after receiving a court order to keep his American flag-flying El Camino truck away from a local high school. Schneider says the movie defends patriotism, freedom of speech, and the American flag.
He had the idea for the movie after reading an article about a man who had been thrown in jail for refusing to remove the American flag from the back of his truck.
“I read the article, and it said he had a restraining order against him, so he couldn’t drive within a certain distance from the [local] high school with the flag on his truck,” he recounted. “[My wife and I] are big supporters of our military and our law enforcement. And I thought, now is the time to make a movie about this guy.”
“I wanted to make a movie not about that individual guy, but that kind of guy who is willing to go to jail in order to continue to express his First Amendment right of free speech,” he asserted.
we made this movie with a crew of under 10 people over the last 10 months because we had to. All great movements and reclamations begin with a single thought and a God-given means of expression. This is mine: https://t.co/wdqMtC8R24
— John Schneider (@John_Schneider) October 9, 2022
Schneider went on to elaborate on Hollywood and what it entails.
“People talk about Hollywood as if it has autonomy,” he commented. “Hollywood is a line item on a billionaire globalist spreadsheet, really. So, Hollywood has to basically do what they’re told. I know a lot of people in Hollywood, and I don’t really believe that they are naïve enough to believe a lot of the things that they put forth as truth. But as a very old song used to say, they owe their soul to the company store.”
“You’ve got the celebrity types who… get paid a lot of money, but they’re really doing what they’re told as well. So there’s not a lot of room in that model for free thought. There’s not a lot of room in that model for free speech. You really have to work, I believe, outside that model, ’cause that model’s not going to change,” he concluded.
Republished with permission from American Wire News Service.
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