It appears some libraries have had second thoughts about letting a devout Christian get in on the drag-queen story hour action.
Well, at least two libraries.
Two weeks ago, The Free Press reported that at least 50 public libraries had denied actor Kirk Cameron’s requests to read his book “As You Grow” during a story-hour event — even though many of those same libraries had hosted drag-queen story hours and other woke events.
Brave Books, Cameron’s publisher, says the book is based on “biblical wisdom” as developed from the “fruits” of the Holy Spirit.
Many libraries didn’t respond to Cameron, but some, such as facilities in Rhode Island and California, flatly rejected the former “Growing Pains” actor because they saw his event as hostile to their LGBTQ patrons.
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Fox News reported on Monday that, according to Cameron, at least two of those public libraries reversed course and are now working with his publisher to schedule reading events.
“They caved,” he told Fox News. Yet it took the threat of legal action to force their hand.
The libraries in question are in New York City and Indianapolis, according to Fox’s report.
“I’m happy that the two libraries changed their decision and will allow my voice to be heard and my book to be read,” Cameron told Fox News.
“I hope they realized that their position of denying me a story hour reading was not only unfair and illegal, but that we would all be better off if we listened to each other’s perspectives.”
“I hope that this victory acts as a source of courage for Christians and conservatives across the country to be brave and not back down, making sure that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the darkness,” Cameron continued.
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Trent Talbot, CEO of Brave Books, was more blunt, telling Fox News, “We forced these bullies to either take off their masks and show their true colors of unabashed anti-Christian and anti-American bias (as well as catch themselves in a spicy lawsuit) OR the bullies were going to realize that Kirk and Brave were here to fight and they would back down.”
The Indianapolis event is scheduled for Dec. 29, while the New York reading is the next day.