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More Than 50 Public Libraries Reject Kirk Cameron's Request to Host 'Story Hour' Promoting New Children's Book

Amanda Casanova | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Thursday, December 8, 2022
More Than 50 Public Libraries Reject Kirk Cameron's Request to Host 'Story Hour' Promoting New Children's Book

More Than 50 Public Libraries Reject Kirk Cameron's Request to Host 'Story Hour' Promoting New Children's Book


Actor and outspoken Christian Kirk Cameron says more than 50 libraries have rejected his applications to host a "story hour" to promote his new children's book.

Cameron says his publisher has told him that public libraries are turning down the request for story hours because the book, As You Grow, "does not align" with the LGBTQ-welcoming libraries, the New York Post reports.

The Rochambeau Public Library in Providence, Rhode Island, told Cameron and his book publisher, "No, we will pass on having you run a program in our space.

"We are a very queer-friendly library. Our messaging does not align," a library worker told Brave Books, Cameron's publisher.

According to Fox News, the library said Cameron could reserve the space and run the program, but the library would not run the program.

The Rochambeau Public Library regularly hosts a club called "Queer Umbrella," where teenagers can come together to "learn, discuss and connect over queer history, art, community resources, and more."

Brave Books representative said they were disappointed that Cameron could not share his new book.

"It is devastating to discover that many of our publicly funded libraries have now become indoctrination centers that refuse to allow biblical wisdom to be taught to our children," Trent Talbot, founder and CEO of Texas-based Brave Books, said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

Cameron told Fox News his new book is about teaching "biblical wisdom and the value of producing the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control."

"This is proof that more than ever, we are getting destroyed in the battle for the hearts and minds of our children," Cameron said to Fox. "Publicly funded libraries are green-lighting 'gender marker and name change clinics' while denying a story time that would involve the reading of a book that teaches biblical wisdom. How much more clear can it get?"

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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.