Actor Kirk Cameron went on Fox Information Channel on Friday to debate his combat towards libraries who’ve been turning down story-hour book-reading pitches from the writer of Cameron’s new youngsters’s ebook As You Develop.
The sit-down got here after a studying Thursday a the Indianapolis Public Library drew a large crowd — although the library disputes the attendance figures given by writer Courageous Books and repeated by Cameron on air.
The previous Rising Pains star advised FNC interviewer Julie Banderas that greater than 50 libraries nationwide have refused to host readings of his Bible-themed ebook. He mentioned the ebook is about “biblical knowledge and the fruit of the spirit, which is love, pleasure, kindness gentleness, faithfulness, self management.”
Courageous Books tweeted out Thursday that the Indianapolis occasion Thursday drew “over 2,500 individuals,” calling it a report crowd within the library’s 137-year historical past — stats Cameron referenced on the air. The library disputed that at present, tweeting that its estimated door rely for the “room rental” was “round 750, not 2500. We’ve had bigger occasions. We flip 150 yrs previous in 2023. And our auditorium, which our visitors selected to not lease, holds 300, not 2000.”
Fox Information confirmed a pitch letter from Courageous Books to 1 New York library that famous Cameron throughout his in-person readings would “converse to households about following the knowledge of the Bible, in addition to discussing the dangerous results of woke ideologies, particularly [critical race theory] and the transgender agenda.”
Earlier this week, Cameron had threatened authorized motion towards libraries who refused to host a studying, calling them out for being prepared to host “drag queen story hours for toddlers.” On Friday, he pulled out a pocket copy of the Structure as he spoke about rights that “I’ll assert in courtroom.”
The interview additionally included Banderas noting she had her personal ebook printed by Courageous Books, and at one level referred to “we” when discussing the writer’s response to 1 library’s refusal to host a narrative hour.
Right here’s the interview: