Candace Cameron Bure: ‘Loving Jesus Doesn’t Mean I Hate Gay People’
Candace Cameron Bure wants her fans to know that loving Jesus doesn’t mean hating gay people.
The Fuller House star found herself under social media fire on Thursday after wearing a shirt that read “Not today Satan.”
The phrase was popularized by RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio on season six of the popular VH1 series.
“IF ONLY, THIS HOMOPHOBIC, REPUBLICAN KNEW……” Del Rio captioned a repost of the Fuller House star’s photo, adding devil face emojis.
Bure went on Del Rio’s Instagram to defend herself. “Why do you have to be nasty to me?” She wrote in her response to Del Rio. “You don’t know me or my heart.”
The star denied being homophobic. She wrote, “Loving Jesus doesn’t mean I hate gay people or anyone.”
In 2015, Bure caused a stir online after she defended an Oregon bakery that refused to prepare a cake for a lesbian wedding while on the View. “I don’t think this is discrimination at all,” she said at the time. “This is about freedom of association, it’s about constitutional rights, it’s about First Amendment rights. We do have the right to still choose who we associate with.”
Bure’s brother, Growing Pains alum Kirk Cameron, has called homosexuality “unnatural” and “destructive” in the past.