Candace Cameron Bure has more important things to do than work on The View.
That’s right — the favorite TV show of RedState readers all over holds no allure for the Tinseltown conservative in light of a greater calling.
In a recent interview with Fox News, the Fuller House star said not only is she done with gigs such as your preferred Joy Behar daytime vehicle, she’s on the outs with public politics in general:
“I just don’t publicly want to talk about politics. … I don’t want to get into the political debate, because it just is about division and separation.”
She’s not wrong. As I’ve previously written, for all Democrats’ accusations of Trump being “divisive,” all positions are. That’s what a position is — a stance occupying one space rather than another. Politics and its inherently endless debate are the very definition of division.
The goal is simply to be on the correct side of the divide.
But Candace has different plans, and not because she thinks her perspectives aren’t valid; they simply aren’t where her greater interest lies:
“[I’m not interested in public discussion of politics] not because I don’t believe that my viewpoints and opinions are important, but I would much rather share Jesus with people. That’s really my passion.”
Now that’s taking a position. Especially for a Hollywood star.
But faith has long been a substantial part of her life, going all the way back to her Full House days:
“When I was twelve years old, my parents told us we were going to church; a friend had invited us. It was strange to me, and I giggled at the thought of God. But as we continued to go every Sunday, my heart felt warm, and I saw how happy my mom, brother and sister were. I decided that I wanted to feel the same way. It was Jesus Christ that was producing this change in them, so one Sunday morning, I asked Jesus into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior. I was baptized along with some of my family at a later service. I was extremely excited about what I thought was my new Christian life.”
As Fox relays, she went through some spiritually lean years amid her teens. But reading the book Left Behind caused her to reevaluate her Christianity:
“While I thought I was a good person compared to other people, I saw that I was a horribly bad person by God’s standard. It was then that I truly recognized and understood my sin and what Jesus did for me. I broke the Law, and Jesus paid my fine. God has changed me in ways that words can’t describe. He has transformed the way I think and live my life. Things that were once important to me are no longer. I can’t help but share the Good News with everyone!”
If you ask me, Candace has been sharing good news all along, in one way or another: She represented her faith — and also her conservative leanings — bravely and yet impossibly likably during her tenure on The View. As someone who’s covered many episodes of the show, for my money, she’s done it better than anyone.
And now she’s onto a new chapter, one in which the view she wants people to have is one of a loving Creator.
Keep up the good work, Candace.
“[I] want to learn,” she explained. “I want to be [part of] a conversation about how to build a bridge.”
We could certainly use more of that.
Much, much more.
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