Kirk Cameron Gets Shock Response When Trying to Schedule Faith-Based Story Hour at Same Libraries That Host Drag Queens: Report


Actor Kirk Cameron authored a new children’s book which is based on Christian values called, “As You Grow.”

Yet, despite its wholesome subject matter, dozens of libraries would not let him read his book for kids, despite those same locations hosting drag queen story hours.

Cameron told Fox News host Tucker Carlson his book “teaches biblical wisdom through the seasons of life to children and the value of growing the fruit of the spirit, like love, joy, kindness, patience, gentleness, self-control.”

“And I wanted to do a book reading at a public library and I was denied by over 50 woke libraries that have hosted drag queen story hours” he recounted.

“If you’re so committed to diversity, why am I being excluded? Why can’t I use your facility to read my book?” Cameron wondered.

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Carlson responded, “The theme here seems to be fear and hatred of Christianity. Why do you think a religion based on peace and tolerance, turn the other cheek, not showing vengeance is so scary?”

Cameron answered saying because those seeking to change America realize that the family and church as the “two great pillars of western civilization.”

“And those two things need to be removed and taken out of the way in order to fundamentally change the power structure and the moral value code of the nation,” he added.

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Cameron relayed that he has also had a lot of positive response to his book. Hundreds of parents and libraries have been emailing Brave Books, the publisher of his “As You Grow,” saying they want the book and want to have readings of it, he said.

He encouraged people to take the initiative when it comes to introducing positive content at their local public libraries.

If libraries hosting drag queen story hours deny you the opportunity to read Cameron’s book or others in a similar genre, “they’re likely breaking the law and violating the Constitution,” the Christian author said.

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Cameron exhorted people to contact Brave Books if they get turned down in those cases.

He said it’s time to turn “denial into revival.”

On the Christian commentary program “Flashpoint” Thursday night, Cameron said the stakes are high in the battle to influence the country’s youth.

America is the “strongest, freest, most blessed and prosperous, generous nation in the world has ever known,” he said, but its status as a beacon of liberty is fading away quickly.

“We’ve got to get back to the root that produced the fruit of liberty that we have been enjoying so long, and that root is a biblical faith and a genuine systemic morality that lines up with the eternal principles of right,” Cameron explained.

The star of the 1980s series “Growing Pains” pointed to the wisdom of former President Ronald Reagan from his “A Time for Choosing” speech.

“You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right,” Reagan said.

“There is only an up or down–up to a man’s age-old dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order–or down to the ant heap totalitarianism, and regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course,” he added.

Cameron argued, “Kids in public schools today, they’re dealing with mental health issues, drug overdoses, cyber bullying, school shootings. I think a couple of lessons on patience, kindness, goodness, self control, might be a good idea.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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