The network and Bure continue to receive criticism for their take on “traditional marriage.” Sarah Kate Ellis of the advocacy group GLAAD called Bure’s words “irresponsible” and said she was using “tradition as a guise for exclusion.”
“I am a devoted Christian, which means that I believe that every human being bears the image of God. Because of that, I am called to love all people, and I do. If you know me, you know that I am a person who loves fiercely and indiscriminately,” Bure said on her Instagram page. “My heart yearns to build bridges and bring people one step closer to God, to love others well, and to simply be a reflection of God’s huge love for all of us.”
“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them,” Bure said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.”
‘Fuller House’ Gave Families 5 Seasons of Laughs
As a sequel to the top-rated sitcom, Full House (1987-95), “Fuller House” included many of the same characters and actors while introducing new faces to the community.
The original series featured a single father, Danny Tanner, played by the late Bob Saget, and his three daughters—D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle. To help out with his large family, Danny enlisted live-in help from his two friends, Jesse and Joey. Families enjoyed the wholesome and witty approach to everyday life and the challenges of a young family.
Fast-forward a little over 20 years, and “Fuller House” was released on Netflix. The recent series starred Bure as her original character, D.J. Tanner. As a practicing veterinarian, D.J. found herself widowed with three young boys. To round out the familiar setup, D.J.’s sister, Stephanie, and friend, Kimmy, move in to help out with the young family.