IN DEFENSE OF CANDACE CAMERON BURE

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We are approaching the time of year where we commemorate the coming of the Redeemer. I despair however that we are beyond redemption. The divisiveness is deplorable. We cannot even agree that someone who garnered millions more votes "won." Into this toxic mix enter Ms. Bure.

For those who do not know her, Ms. Bure was the appealing child actor on Full House and now an adult, stars in periodic light hearted fare on the Hallmark channel and more recently moved to the Great American Family channel. While I have never viewed her as the second coming of Katherine Hepburn, Ms. Bure comes across as likeable enough and adequate to the roles she is given.


Enter the controversy. In a recent interview, the actress speaking of her new network said, "I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core." Horrors! For that she is being pilloried by certain of the thought police as a racist homophobe. Come on!


I have nothing against consenting adults of whatever gender enjoying whatever intimacy they prefer. I do not desire to watch it however. That does not make me racist; it makes me a person with different tastes. Just because I do not watch Animal Planet hardly stamps me as a purveyor of cruelty to animals. It all comes down to taste. One of my all time favorite movies is the classic Going My Way, with Bing Crosby as the young priest; this does not make me an anti-Semite (or as a Bing fan, an enemy of rock music).


If you don't enjoy made for TV movies highlighting traditional male-female marriages, don't watch them. But don't castigate those who do enjoy such fare. If you want people to treat you with tolerance, remember: it's a two-way street. As for me, I think I'll kick back with some snacks and enjoy a Candace Cameron Bure movie that is light hearted and reminds me of simpler, innocent times, when people's skin was not so thin.

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