Danica McKellar Credits Candace Cameron Bure For Her Conversion To Christianity: ‘She Brought Me To Church’

Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar
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“The Wonder Years” actress Danica McKellar said her Great American Family colleague Candace Cameron Bure inspired her conversion to Christianity.

 “I’ve been around Christianity my whole life in some way, shape, or form, but it never really clicked,” McKellar said during an appearance on Fox & Friends. “And my good friend Candace Cameron Bure… she brought me to church. And all I can say is that something happened.”

“All I know is… I was flooded with this love and understanding,” the celeb continued. 

“I’d always been so biased against Christianity for various reasons, mostly because of the bad reputation it’s gotten with causing wars, and you think, ‘Oh, Christians are these really judgmental people,’ and all this religious stuff. The truth is, Jesus was anti-religion. He was anti-religion, and I didn’t even realize that.”

McKellar explained how her father also converted to Christianity when he was in his 40s.

“Everything I always thought about there being some higher power and wanting to do the right thing, just because it’s the right thing, when no one’s watching, why that matters, and it all just came into focus. And I feel so blessed,” the “Wonder Years” star said of her experience.


She added, “I do have this very recent memory of being a nonbeliever, and I have no judgment whatsoever, I just want people to feel the love and peace that I feel now.”

The actress went on to say how much she’s embraced her newfound faith and how it’s affected her outlook on life.

“You don’t feel alone anymore in your moments where you are by yourself, you’re not alone,” she told Fox & Friends. “And the fact that that’s available to everybody at any time… I thought religion was this restrictive thing, it’s actually the most freeing thing in the world.”

McKellar had previously discussed Bure’s role in her faith formation during an interview in October. “I am so grateful to Candace Cameron Bure for bringing me into this era of my life. She really had a lot to do with it. Also, my dad. He’s been a believer for a long time,” she said at the time.

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