Actor Kirk Cameron is now being permitted to host a story hour with his book As You Grow in two public libraries after initially refusing his request. According to the Christian Post, the Indianapolis Public Library in Indianapolis, Indiana and the Scarsdale Public Library in Scarsdale, New York have scheduled Cameron to speak there later this month. Both libraries have hosted ‘Drag Queen Story Hour,’ and after Cameron threatened to take legal action for excluding his voice from the public facility, they changed their minds.
Cameron is looking forward to visiting the libraries to share his new book and give the children of the community a more faithful influence. As You Grow promotes biblical values of “love, joy, peace, kindness and faithfulness.” According to the Christian Post, Cameron said, “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.”
Cameron applied to more than 50 libraries across the country to host a story hour with his book, and they denied his request. One Rhode Island library responded saying, “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.”
Urging parents and Christians to be heard in their communities, Cameron said, We need all hands on deck. The family of faith needs to get off the defense, get on the offense, and when we do, we will join that great cloud of witnesses from the past,” adding that “We will be part of God’s loving army of compassion that cannot be stopped and the gates of Hell cannot prevail against it.”
Cameron’s request to host a story hour in public libraries is important for communities across America. While he was initially denied, not giving up brought progress and change. If Christians continue in Cameron’s footsteps, being a bold and resilient leader voicing the Word of God and biblical values, then children of America may have a chance to be saved.