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Candace Cameron-Bure Says It's Tough Being the Only Christian, Social Conservative On 'The View'

( [email protected] ) Jun 09, 2016 10:55 AM EDT
"The View" contributor Candace Cameron Bure has admitted that sometimes, it's difficult being the only Christian and social conservative on the show, as her opinions are rarely backed up by her co-hosts.
Candace Cameron-Bure and Raven Symoné appear during a segment of "The View." YouTube

"The View" contributor Candace Cameron Bure has admitted that sometimes, it's difficult being the only Christian and social conservative on the show, as her opinions are rarely backed up by her co-hosts.

"I realize sometimes I am the lone conservative or lone Republican sitting at the table some days," Bure, who joined the show in 2015, recently told Fox News. "And some days it's hard to not have backup but we are all there to share our opinions and I think that's one thing that about me, I don't get hot headed."

Other hosts on "The View" include Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Michelle Collins, Paula Faris, and Raven Symoné. In the past, Bure has publicly sparred with several of her co-hosts over issues such as religious freedom and prayer.

However, the "Fuller House" actress told Fox News she doesn't let such disagreements negatively affect her.

"I don't take any of it personally," she said. "I don't think really any of the women are on the panel mean it personally. We all have different opinions that is why we are there."

Bure added, "I believe in what I believe but I love being open and listening to others and it doesn't matter to me at the end of the day whether we agree or not," she explained. "I believe in healthy conversation, and that's what I always try to bring to the table. I don't get overly impassioned or angry with someone who doesn't agree with me, that's just my personality."  

Bure also referred to the current election year as "crazy" and "wild" and said she still hasn't made up her mind about who to vote for. In the past, she has expressed her disappointment in both Republican front-runner Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

"I am actually still very undecided as to what I am going to do as far as voting," she said. "I hope over time it isn't as much of a circus, and we really get into the issues, and I look forward to hearing the candidates be [the] best presidential self they can be. I think that's really going to help me determine where my vote goes."

As earlier reported, Bure took to Facebook shortly after joining "The View" to ask her fans to show her some support and give her encouragement as she is often criticized by "nasty" liberal viewers.

"Please encourage me if you watch the show. Please tag 'The View' on your social media outlets if you have anything kind to say about me or my viewpoint," she wrote.

"The majority of the feedback I get from 'The View' audience is from liberals (whom I love) but are mean, hateful and downright nasty toward me. It's incredibly disheartening to read."

She added, "And while I know I have the support of many, most of those supporters don't vocalize it on social media. So all I read and 'The View' hears are the negative and discouraging comments I'm tagged to that call me a vile, disgusting, worthless and bigoted human being."

The mother-of-three asked her friends and followers on Facebook to "speak up" if they agree with her opinions and viewpoints on the show. "Don't do what many often do on voting day...not show up," she ended her post. "Be a voice-if not for me, but for a show like this so they can hear more than one point of view! If we don't speak up, they'll never know."

Meanwhile, when she isn't busy with "The View," Bure told Fox News spends as much time as she can with her children, and enjoys watching her kids play sports.

"I am a mom. I have three kids, all of my kids play sports," she said. "My two boys are AAA hockey players but they've grown up playing tennis, my daughter played competitive tennis."