Flashback: Candace Bure Dumps Woke Hallmark to Join New Network: 'Keep Traditional Marriage at the Core'


Editor’s Note: Our readers responded strongly to this story when it originally ran; we’re reposting it here in case you missed it.

Unable to endorse changes at the Hallmark Channel, where she was a star, Candace Cameron Bure joined a new network that promotes family values and Christian content — at least for now.

The network, Great American Family, planned to go after traditional Hallmark audiences, especially those unhappy with Hallmark’s move toward LGBT themes, The Blaze reported.

The change at Hallmark prompted Bure, 46, to leave that network after 30 movies. Hallmark, she said, had become “completely different” since she joined it about 12 years ago.

Great American Family, formerly known as Great American Country, “fits my brand perfectly,” Bure said in a statement, according to People.

George Takei's Disgusting Take on Murder of Nursing Student Makes Himself Out to Be the Victim

“We share a vision of creating compelling, wholesome content for an audience who wants to watch programming for and with the whole family,” she said.

“Great, quality entertainment with a positive message is what my partnership with GAC is all about,” Bure said.

“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them.”

Bure indicated that GAF will endorse Christian teaching, and that includes marriage as only between one man and one woman.

Are you sick of wokeness infiltrating all aspects of life?

But that’s not a sure thing.

GAF founder Bill Abbott, once CEO of Hallmark parent company Crown Media, did not rule out same-sex stories at the new network.

“It’s certainly the year 2022, so we’re aware of the trends,” Abbott said, according to The Wall Street Journal. “There’s no whiteboard that says, ‘Yes, this,’ or, ‘No, we’ll never go here.’”

Always interesting to see individuals whose foundation for morality is what year the calendar says it is.

But Bure was enthusiastic about her new network home.

Candace Cameron Bure Stuns Fans with New All-American Christmas Movie

“I think we know the core audience and what they love is exactly how Bill originally built the Hallmark Channel,” she told People.

Abbott’s direction was “Christmas and those traditional holidays, so that’s where the focus is going to be,” Bure said. “You’ve got to start somewhere. You can’t do everything at once.”

And if Abbott’s concept of morality goes south at the GAF, Bure has already demonstrated adherence to her convictions, which caused her to walk away from Hallmark.

She could probably land at another network that would crop up to go after a traditional audience that was abandoned by a wobbly GAF.

No matter what year it is, right is right, and there are people who want to see that in their entertainment. Note the popularity of Turner Classic Movies and various TV rerun channels.

Of course, Bure’s stance has brought critics. Hilarie Burton of “One Tree Hill” fame said Bure’s move to GAF meant Bure was “openly admitting bigotry,” the New York Post’s PageSix reported.

In a tweet, Burton said: “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.”

For Bure, there is a choice in moving to a new network. But there are other individuals working in jobs where their beliefs in traditional values, in marriage and on correct pronoun usage put them at risk.

Leftists, who were born yesterday, can freely adopt all the cool LGBT trends. But there are vast numbers of people who, while they may or may not appreciate biblical values, do know aspects of the natural law that have been held for thousands of years.

Boys are boys. Girls are girls. When they grow up, they marry each other.

A Note from Our Staff:


Did you know that 90 percent of advertisers will have nothing to do with The Western Journal? The liberal elites have put us on one of their financial kill lists.


They did it because we’ve told the truth and spoken out against them for over a decade. And since they couldn’t shut us up, now, they’re trying to starve us out.


We’re turning to you because, frankly, we have to have your help. It might not sound like much, but just one membership to The Western Journal can make a real difference.


We don’t have a huge staff, big salaries, or deep donor pockets. We’re family-owned and independent. But because we're independent from the elites, we have to rely on readers like you.


Can we count on you for just a single membership? The cost of a month-long membership is less than a single cup of Starbucks coffee. And, unlike with Starbucks, you can be 100 percent certain that every penny we spend goes toward fighting for traditional American values and against liberal elites.


Please help us continue exposing the truth. Please join today.


Thank you for reading The Western Journal!

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

, , , , ,
Mike Landry, PhD, is a retired business professor. He has been a journalist, broadcaster and church pastor. He writes from Northwest Arkansas on current events and business history.
Mike Landry, PhD, is a retired business professor. He has been a journalist, broadcaster and church pastor. He writes from Northwest Arkansas on current events and business history.