Candace Cameron Bure Defends ‘View’ Bakery-Lesbian Couple Remarks: ‘I Wasn’t There to Debate Gay Marriage’

“It was about these bakers and their religious freedoms and the freedom of association,” the “Fuller House” stars says

Candace Cameron Bure defended herself Thursday after generating some controversy during her turn as a guest co-host on “The View.”

In an interview with the conservative website The Blaze, the “Fuller House” star clarified that she wasn’t trying to argue against gay marriage in her defense of the Portland bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

“I wasn’t there to debate gay marriage or straight marriage,” she said. “It was about these bakers and their religious freedoms and the freedom of association.”

She went on to say that she received a great deal of support from gay friends who reached out to her after the episode aired.

“My favorite part were all the texts that I got from my … very close gay friends that were saying, ‘We love you and we can all have different opinions, and you fight for what you believe in and I’m going to fight for what I believe in,'” she said.

Bure got into a heated debate with “View” co-host Raven-Symone on Wednesday’s episode of the talk show, when discussing the controversy surrounding the bakery. Raven-Symone was quick to call their actions discriminatory.

“The Oregon law bars businesses from discriminating against sexual orientation, race, disability, age or religion,” she argued, “and to me, it’s the same exact thing that they did back in the day saying that black people couldn’t do certain things because it’s my ‘religious belief.'”

Bure disagreed, saying, “It’s about constitutional rights. It’s about First Amendment rights. We do have the right to still choose who we associate with.”

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