Kirk Cameron’s religious ‘story lesson’ shot down by public libraries: ‘Not interested’

Actor and Christian activist Kirk Cameron claims that more than 50 public libraries have turned down his request to hold a “story lesson” to promote his new faith-based children’s book, accusing them of spoiling the “woke left”.

The ‘Growing Pains’ star says he couldn’t get a seat for a storytelling lesson in public libraries and claims his publisher Brave Books was told the message of his faith-based book As You Grow ‘align’ with LGBTQ-friendly institutions.

According to Fox News, dozens of public libraries across the US have reportedly declined or not responded to his publisher’s request to hold an event for the former child star.

“We are a very queer-friendly library. Our message doesn’t match,” a librarian at the Rochambeau Public Library in Providence, Rhode Island — which sponsors an event called Queer Umbrella — reportedly told Brave Books.

Cameron, 52, has previously condemned gays, saying homosexuality is “unnatural”, “harmful” and “ultimately destructive”.

Actor Kirk Cameron's request to host a storytelling session at various public libraries across the US was turned down by over 50 of them.
Actor Kirk Cameron’s requests to host storytelling lessons at various public libraries across the US were reportedly turned down by more than 50 of them.
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Cameron says libraries say the book's message doesn't align with their views.
Cameron, who has previously condemned homosexuality, says libraries believe the book’s message doesn’t align with their views.
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Fox reported that the library official told the publisher, “You can fill out the form to reserve space to run the program in our room — but we will not run your program.”

Another branch, the City Heights/Weingart Branch Library in San Diego, California, told them they didn’t believe it, citing the diverse community as the reason.

“I don’t know how many people you would get,” the person reportedly said.

Brave Books took offense at the library’s responses, noting that some had hosted LGBTQ+ stories featuring drag queens in the past and wondering why they were rejected.

“It is devastating to discover that many of our publicly funded libraries have now become centers of indoctrination, refusing to teach Bible wisdom to our children,” said Trent Talbot, founder and CEO of Texas-based Brave Books, in a statement to Fox News Digital .

Cameron described his book as teaching “biblical wisdom and the value of producing the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control,” with his publisher accusing libraries of “waking up left .”

“The awakened left understands that morality is instilled up to the age of 10, and they want their morality to win, not the morality that the Bible teaches,” Talbot said.

“This is proof that more than ever we are being destroyed in the fight for our children’s hearts and minds,” Cameron told Fox. “Publicly funded libraries are giving the green light to ‘gender marking and name changing clinics’ while refusing a story lesson that would involve reading a book that teaches biblical wisdom. How much clearer can it get?”

Drag queen storytime events – where performers in drag outfits read books to children – are a contentious issue across the country, causing an outcry from some who believe it is harmful to children.

Last weekend, a drag queen story hour in Columbus, Ohio was canceled as far-right organizations including the Proud Boys, White Lives Matter Ohio and Patriot Front planned to protest the event.

According to reports, around 50 people – some with weapons – demonstrated against the event.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/07/kirk-camerons-religious-story-hour-shot-down-by-public-libraries-not-interested/ Kirk Cameron’s religious ‘story lesson’ shot down by public libraries: ‘Not interested’

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