For some celebrities, this year’s Fourth of July festivities were supposedly “cancelled” due to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. But for actress Candace Cameron Bure, an outspoken Christian, the holiday was a reason to celebrate and pray for America.
Candace Cameron Bure: ‘I Continue to Pray…Over Our Nation’
On Instagram, the star of “Fuller House” and numerous Hallmark movies posted two photos of herself wearing red, white, and blue clothing and accessories. “God Bless America,” she wrote. “Happy 4th of July [U.S.] Independence Day!! I’m so grateful to live in the USA and I continue to pray God’s protection over our nation.”
Bure, who also shared video from a July 4th parade she attended, included two Bible verses in her caption: “Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34) and “What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalms 33:12).
The mother of three, who celebrated her 26th wedding anniversary last week, didn’t mention the SCOTUS ruling in her Independence Day posts.
Bure’s TV “sister” Jodie Sweetin recently made headlines after being shoved to the ground by Los Angeles police during a pro-choice protest.
Other Celebrities Called for a July 4th Boycott
Throughout the Independence Day long weekend, numerous public figures bemoaned the vanishing freedoms of American women. Some even called for a boycott of the country’s birthday celebration.
TV chef Padma Lakshmi posted a photo of a red, white, and blue cake she made, with “Separate church & state” written in icing. “Not much to celebrate this 4th, I’m afraid,” she wrote in the caption. “Let’s just hope everyone can keep safe and peaceful today and that soon our nation veers away from this precipice.”
Lakshmi, host of “Top Chef,” added: “No matter what, we’ll keep fighting for the day where all humans have the same rights, at least of their own person and body, have privacy to make their own choices and to love whom they love and live in peace.”