After weeks of controversy, Kirk Cameron has finally been able to bring his own version of “story time” to a number of public libraries, and the event was a rousing success.
Cameron, who had previously encountered resistance to his request to read his book to children, had threatened legal action against the libraries who refused him. You see, these same places had previously accommodated the highly controversial trend of “drag queen story hour”, and so having Cameron’s faith-based message denied seemed to be a strange bit of prejudice.
When the libraries finally relented, Cameron found himself in front of a rather large audience.
Adults and children filled the Indianapolis Public Library’s main branch on Thursday to hear actor, writer, and film producer Kirk Cameron read his recently published children’s book, As You Grow.
The library organization initially denied Cameron the opportunity to read the book for its story hour but later caved and allowed the event to happen.Trending:
A video recording shows a long line of people walking into the building, and photos capture families sitting on the floor and standing against the wall.
The appearance broke records.
“This was the largest event held at the library in its 137 years of existence,” Zac Bell with BRAVE Books, who is with the book’s publisher, commented. “The turnout was phenomenal! We were blown away.”
Cameron, on Wednesday, celebrated the coming appearance with a powerful message: “No more will the family of faith be shut out from the public square!”