Actor and Christian activist Kirk Cameron claims more than 50 public libraries rejected his requests to host a “story hour” to promote his new faith-based children’s book, saying they were “woke accused him of being obsessed with the “left”.
The “Growing Pains” star says she was denied story hour at public libraries and claims her publisher, Brave Books, was told the message of her faith-based book “Growing Up.” Match with LGBTQ accepting institutions.
Dozens of public libraries across the U.S. have reportedly declined or not responded to the former child star’s request from his publisher to host the event. Fox News.
Fox reported that a librarian told the publisher, “You can fill out a form to reserve space, to run a program in our space, but we won’t run your program.”
Another branch in San Diego, California, the City Heights/Weingart Branch Library, said they didn’t think it was something they would do, citing a diverse community.
“I don’t know how many people you can get,” the person said.
Brave Books was outraged by the library’s response, with some noting that they had held LGBTQ+ story times with drag queens in the past and wondering why they were denied.
“It’s heartbreaking to learn that many of our publicly funded libraries have become educational centers that refuse to teach our children the wisdom of the Bible,” said Trent Talbot, founder and CEO of Brave Books of Texas. Fox News Digital.
Cameron described his book as teaching “biblical wisdom and the value of bearing the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control,” and his publisher accused libraries of self-hunting. “woke up on the left.”
“The awakened left understands that morals are instilled from the age of 10, and they want their morals to win, not the morals the Bible teaches,” Talbot said.
“It’s a sign that we’re losing more than ever in the battle for the hearts and minds of our children,” Cameron told Fox. Publicly funded libraries are green-lighted ‘gender reassignment and name change clinics’, denying story time that includes reading a book that teaches biblical wisdom. How accurate can it be? “
Drag queen story time events — which involve performers in drag costumes reading books to children — have been a controversial issue across the country, sparking outrage from some who say it’s harmful to children.
Last weekend, Columbus, Ohio, drag queen story hour canceled far-right extremist organizations, including Proud Boys, White Lives Matter Ohio, and the Patriot Front planned to protest the incident.
According to reports, around 50 people – some carrying weapons – protested the event.