Kirk Cameron is “hitting the road” to take more of his Brave Books Story Hour events across the country, after previously being denied spots at numerous public libraries.
So far, Cameron has done three wildly successful Story Hour events at libraries in Indiana, Ohio and New York, featuring his new book As You Grow, which is “a faith-based book about the fruit of the Spirit as described in Galatians 5:22-23.”
Cameron hosted his most recent event at the Placentia Library in Placentia, California on Saturday, January 14. Video posted by the book’s publisher, Brave Books, showed long lines and high turnout for the event.
Nobody can stand in the way of God fearing, loving fathers and mothers!
Despite the downpour of rain, these BRAVE patriots came out to support @KirkCameron's LIVE book reading!
Thank you, Placentia! We will be back soon, California! pic.twitter.com/ugO410Tmve
— BRAVE Story Hour (@BraveBooksUS) January 15, 2023
Cameron told the Washington Examiner that he is using the Story Hour to help parents “be part of a movement that pushes back against the storm of wokeism that appears to be sweeping the nation and sucking their children into its vortex.
The Brave Books Story Hour events are a counter to Drag Queen Story Hours where drag queens read books to children at public libraries, schools and bookstores.
According to the Drag Story Hour website (which the Daily Citizen will not link to), these story hours capture “the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.”
“In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where everyone can be their authentic selves!” the website states. It also notes that Drag Story Hour has worked with corporate partners, including PBS, HBO, Facebook, Google, Hulu, Microsoft, Intuit, Disney and Spotify, among others.
According to a map released by Brave Books, upcoming Story Hours include events at the following locations:
- Central Kansas Christian Academy in Great Bend, Kansas on January 20, 2023.
- Williams Public Library in Williams, Arizona on January 25, 2023, from 10 AM to 11 AM.
- South Regional Library in The Woodlands, Texas on January 26, 2023, at 10 AM.
- McBride Memorial Library in Berwick, Pennsylvania on February 7, 2023 at 1:30 PM.
- Hollywood Branch Library in Hollywood, Florida on February 25, 2023 from 2 PM to 3 PM.
- Calvary Day School in Savannah, Georgia on March 22, 2023, all day.
In addition, Cameron has shared that he will be bringing Story Hour to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. More events could be added in the future.
Originally, when Cameron and Brave Books tried to host Story Hour events at libraries nationwide, they were turned down (or not replied to) by all 50 they had contacted. Yet, all 50 of these libraries had featured Drag Queen Story Hours.
One library – Rochambeau Public Library in Providence, Rhode Island, responded to Brave Books, saying, “We will pass. We are a very queer-friendly library. Our messaging does not align.”
A San Diego public library also declined, replying, “I don’t think that’s something that we would do. Because of how diverse our community is, I don’t know how many people you would get.”
But apparently, even in “diverse” communities like Placentia, California, parents are ready and willing to take their children to these faith-friendly events.
Cameron recently told Fox News that he believes parents have been “‘crying out for someone to push back’ against today’s woke culture.”
“There are many people who are so busy raising their families, going to work — they love this country and they see the values in the country deteriorating and the politics getting corrupted,” Cameron said.
The opposing Story Hour events – one teaching kids about the fruits of the Spirit, and one teaching young children about alternative sexual lifestyles – clearly shows the moral rift that has occurred in our culture. The use of public libraries are emblematic of that.
Libraries are supposed to feature collections of materials, books and other media that are intended to inform, inspire and instill wisdom in its visitors.
What does it say about the state of American society that many are willing to use these institutions of knowledge to teach children about drag queens?
Cameron added the following in his statement to Fox News:
“And I’ve wondered, Well, where is the line when people will finally say, ‘Enough. No more’? And it seems like that line is drawn very clearly at the hearts and minds of their children, especially the little ones … I’m going to lead the charge with story hour.”
As You Grow is available at Brave Books.
To see the times and locations for upcoming Brave Books Story Hour events, click here.