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  • Thomas Bonifield

Libraries Turn Down Kirk Cameron's Kids Book Because It's Christian

He says dozens of public libraries that have hosted story-time events with drag queens have rejected his offer to read his new faith-based book to children.

Kirk Cameron (right) appeared on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight program yesterday to discuss the blocking of his book "As You Grow" by public libraries.
Kirk Cameron (right) appeared on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" program yesterday to discuss the blocking of his book "As You Grow" by public libraries. Image: Fox News Channel screenshot.

As we recently reported, Christian actor Kirk Cameron is out with a book for youngsters that, as he put it in an interview on Fox News, "teaches Biblical wisdom - through the seasons of life." That, however, is evidently not the sort of thing that the gate keepers at many public libraries are willing to countenance, because more than 50 facilities have blocked him from holding story-hour reading events of As You Grow.


The cover of Kirk Cameron's new book, "As You Grow."
The cover of Kirk Cameron's new book, "As You Grow." Image: Brave Publishing Co.

In that Fox interview, conducted by Tucker Carlson, Cameron described the libraries as "woke," adding that in one of the most outrageous cases, officials at Alameda County Public Library in California - the author's home state - officials responded that "they didn't want that book teaching kids Biblical values," but today they are hosting what he described as a "gender-name-change clinic." A Rhode Island facility that also rejected his story-time request, stated that it is a "queer-friendly library: our messaging does not align."


The 52-year-old star of faith-based movies like Fireproof and Lifemark, who is also a father of six adult children, finds it interesting that people who profess to be advocates of diversity are blatantly discriminating against him as a Christian.

"I'm thinking, 'Wow, if we're so committed to diversity, why am I being excluded? Why can't I use your facility to read my book? You're a library!'"

The good news, according to Cameron, is that the anti-Christian discrimination has prompted other public libraries to reach out to his publisher Brave Publishing Co. to offer story-hour public readings for children at their facilities. And as we wrote in our previous article, Cameron has already struck agreements with schools in several states to put As You Grow into their libraries.


The book, which features a tree resisting evil as it matures, also focuses on the development of the fruit of the Spirit from the Bible (Galatians 5:22 - 23). If you would like to purchase As You Grow, you can do so via this link to the publisher's website.

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