Candace Cameron Bure blames media for blowback over ‘traditional marriage’ remark
Candace Cameron Bure is blaming the media for what she said was backlash over a comment she made referring to a “traditional marriage.”
“I just wanted to make the point that the media is doing everything they can to paint me as a bigot, and it’s actually worse than that,” she said in a Facebook Live video published by The Huffington Post.
In the video, Cameron Bure said she did not support gay marriage, and in response, there was “a huge backlash from everyone who sees the media as a huge part of it.”
“I’ve taken the media out with a few tweets, some articles,” she continued. “I put it in a book. I have an entire website dedicated to it.”
“I just wanted to say, again, that it doesn’t help. The media is part of it,” Cameron Bure said. “The media is constantly trying to make me out to be a bigot, which is a word that I do not and will not use.”
The Huffington Post published a story about Cameron Bure’s comment on April 3, in which the blogger said in an interview that she does not support gay marriage. She also said she has a message for gay rights advocates.
Cameron Bure wrote that she does not support the legalization of gay marriage, and a “glorious day is coming,” she said.
“I’m not pro-gay marriage. I’m pro-traditional marriage. There is no ‘traditional marriage,’ there is only marriage.”
“I am simply opposed to gay marriage, and I hope to see gay marriage outlawed across the nation,” she wrote.
“I’m not saying that gay people can’t love each other — I’m simply saying that marriage is the basic institution in society for ensuring that the bond between people is strong and enduring — it is not for a one night stand.”
Cameron Bure said she was not trying to attack gays, “I’m just saying to them, you’re acting in a way that will destroy society as we know it.”
She wrote that gay rights advocates are “putting their life aspirations on the backs of others” for their beliefs.
Cameron Bure said after she wrote