Candace Cameron Bure Shares Her Thoughts On The Election, LGBT Issues

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure has opened up about her thoughts on the election. When she made an appearance on Fox News, the Fuller House star revealed that she felt uncomfortable watching the Billy Bush and Donald Trump controversy unfold in the media.

“It was disheartening to hear the tapes,” she said of the leaked tapes that featured Bush and Trump speaking about women in a lewd manner. However, she defended Bush and Trump’s lewd comments, hinting that it’s akin to “locker room talk,” as Trump described it during last Sunday’s debates. “My husband is a professional athlete, and I’ve been in locker rooms before. I can’t say the talk was exactly like that but… I think anyone who says they’ve never heard inappropriate talk would be lying to themselves.”

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Despite Billy Bush’s own controversy, Bure says she has nothing but good things to say about the Today Show host.

“He has been nothing but so kind and so pleasant every time I was on his show. He has always been such a wonderful person to me, so it’s hard to watch him go through this.”

The former child star also revealed that she’s not sure where she stands during this election.

“I honestly don’t know. I don’t know. The way this election is coming down between both candidates is embarrassing for our country. A lot of people just can’t help but laugh and feel sorry, but it’s a shame because we have such an incredible country… It’s just hard to watch. Anyone’s guess is as good as mine.”

As for LGBT issues on Fuller House, Bure has revealed that she’s “100 percent board” with the idea, according to Christian Today. Earlier this year, executive producers Jeff Franklin and Robert Boyett announced that they might tackle LGBT issues on the show. Despite Bure’s Christian values and conservative views, she said that she did not have any problem with the upcoming LGBT storylines for Fuller House.

“I’m always defending religious freedom and that’s what I was talking about on ‘The View.’ I didn’t describe my personal feelings about that. But I’m an actress on a television show and I support all things that we go through as human beings and would love all of our characters to explore whatever issues that are current in our culture and our society today and I’m 100 percent on board with that.”

She defended the Oregon bakers that denied LGBT customers wedding cakes, reports the Huffington Post. The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple back in 2013. They were ordered to pay $135,000 for discrimination.

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Bure described the situation as one of “freedom of association” as well as “constitutional rights.” Symone, who is in a same-sex relationship but does not associate with a label, said that it is discrimination as it is discrimination to judge people based on their skin color. But, Bure disagreed with her and defended the bakers.

“I think you’re comparing apples to oranges here. I don’t think this is discrimination at all. This is about freedom of association. It’s about constitutional rights. It’s about First Amendment rights. It’s about having the right to still choose who we associate with. [The bakery] didn’t refuse to bake the cake because of [the couple’s] sexual orientation. In fact, they baked cakes for them previously. They had a problem with the actual ceremony because that — the ceremony — is what conflicted with their religious beliefs.”

Symone shut Bure down after that argument.

“I refuse to associate with you right now,” she added.

Check out the video for yourself below.

Bure is a staunch conservative Christian and sister of Kirk Cameron. Amid her role on Fuller House, she will also star in her fourth Hallmark movie, The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, which premieres this Sunday, Oct. 16.

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