Actor Kirk Cameron has been in an intense cultural battle in recent weeks, but is now declaring a big “win” for religious freedom.
Cameron had been attempting to hold his own “story hour” for children at a number of libraries, in which he conservative thespian would treat an audience of children to his Christian message. The libraries in question had recently held controversial “drag queen story hour” events, drawing a great deal of criticism from those who believed the events were too sexual in nature for young minds.
Several libraries originally denied Cameron’s request, but after the threat of legal coercion Cameron says they “caved”.
In comments to Fox News Digital over the weekend, actor and writer Kirk Cameron declared that he has “won” against two public libraries in this country that previously denied him the space and opportunity to hold a children’s book story hour program in their facilities — and that now are offering to work with him on room bookings after he challenged their denials and threatened to “assert” his “rights in court.”
In short, “they caved,” his publisher told Fox News Digital this weekend.Trending:
The public libraries — both of which held “drag queen story hours” in their facilities this past June, as well as other programs that promote and celebrate diversity of thought and belief — now are in communication with his publisher about the bookings for his story hour program for kids, he said.
Cameron reiterated the biblical values of tolerance and acceptance after learning of the reversal.
Said Cameron this weekend, “I’m happy that the two libraries changed their decision and will allow my voice to be heard and my book to be read,” in comments to Fox News Digital.
He added, “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.”
Local “drag queen story hours” have been popping up all around the nation of late, and were rumored to have been the impetus for a bizarre bit of “intentional vandalism” in North Carolina – mostly by liberal firebrands on social media. Police there have stated that they are unclear of the motives in the incident, which left tens of thousand of North Carolinians without power for nearly a week.