Kirk Cameron book event interrupted by activists, drag queens: publisher

A group of drag queens and black-and-white-clad activists came to the Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Friday to protest actor-writer Kirk Cameron’s storytime event for families and children, according to book publisher Brave Books. they participated in the reading.

According to Brave Books, drag queens obstructed the view of some families and children, and distracted others from reading books and on-stage commentary.

The publisher shared photos taken by employees at the scene.

Cameron, who lives in Los Angeles and is an outspoken Christian who travels to public libraries across the country to share messages of faith, family and country in reading children’s books and singing patriotic songs, told Fox News Digital in exclusive comments Saturday morning. considered violations disturbing.

“A small group of protestors, including some grown men in silly makeup, skirts and heels, and some pretending to be women, listened to a reading of the children’s book Elephants Are Not Birds, about God’s view of sex. ” he told Fox News Digital in an email sent on Saturday.

At the end of this sweet and funny story of a singing elephant named Kevin, who is tricked by a crow called “Culture” into thinking he can be a bird, the reader asked 300 children: “Do you think elephants can be birds?” , even if they were attached to silly wings and beaks?”

A group of drag queens blocked a reading of Kirk Cameron’s book at an Arkansas library.
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Cameron’s book is about an elephant who is convinced he is actually a bird.
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Cameron added: “In unison and with great laughter, all 300 children happily agreed, No!”

Cameron also said: “I feel bad for men in skirts. As it is written: “You taught the children to praise You perfectly. Let their example put their enemies to shame and silence” (Psalm 8:2).

In total, about 500 “enthusiastic” parents, grandparents and children attended the event, Brave Books, which helped organize the event, told Fox News Digital.

Brave Books said there were “protesters” both inside and outside the library.

Fox News Digital has reached out to the Fayetteville Public Library for comment.

It was the sixth stop for Cameron and Brave Books on what they called the “Liberty Island Tour,” named for a series of illustrated children’s books published by Brave Books, a conservative publisher.

Cameron’s book Growing Up is about an acorn that grows into a giant tree.

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According to information, 500 people came to the event.
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The publisher said its staff “encountered resistance from protesters joining the story hour inside the library.”

It said that “some men dressed as women wore colorful clothes. “Some of them had signs claiming that we were spreading hateful messages.”

The so-called “hateful message” protested by the protesters referred to the content of Cameron’s children’s book Growing Up, which teaches children about the fruits of the spirit, including love, joy, peace and patience. , kindness and self-control.

“It was great to see families and their kids having such a great time with Kirk Cameron and his storytime,” the publisher said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

Later, “Unfortunately, the young children involved were forced to see men dressed as women, men dressed in bright rainbow colors, and individuals covered in black and white paint.”

The publisher also said: “Many of these individuals were holding signs that blocked the view of children and parents. It was a shame that they decided to deface such a beautiful sight at the Fayetteville Public Library.”

Brave Books Chief of Staff Zac Bell told Fox News Digital, “Coming to Fayetteville, Arkansas, we expected to see a ton of supportive Christian and conservative families. What we didn’t expect was a group of drag queens and activists attending the event and walking up and down – giving out creepers to the kids in attendance.

He continued: “Their clothing was a strange black robe and they wore face paint that looked like the devil.”

Trent Talbot, Texas-based CEO and founder of Brave Books, told Fox News Digital on Saturday, “We’ve been saying the left is preying on our kids, and they brazenly call us conspiracy theorists.”

He added, “A group of drag queens dressed as devils came to Fayetteville on Friday to read a children’s book filled with conservative and Christian parents and their children.”

He also said: “All these drag queens wanted was to force disturbing looks on these innocent children. The predatory behavior of the leftists is the next conspiracy theory exposed as fact.

Cameron, along with Brave Books, recently appeared in Hendersonville, Tennessee for a storytime event for kids.

Kirk Cameron objected to reading books.
People protested reading both inside and outside the library.
Kirk Cameron/facebook

A librarian was fired following a “brutal backlash” against Cameron and his team who joined the programme.

Before that, Cameron appeared in other cities and towns, including Indianapolis, Indiana and Scarsdale, New York.

Previously, about 50 libraries had rejected or ignored Cameron’s requests to allocate space in their facilities, with some claiming that the messaging was “incompatible” with their programming. Since then, Cameron and his publisher said, many other libraries have welcomed them and invited them to speak.

Cameron plans to continue traveling and visiting public libraries around the country. Future stops include Denver, Colorado; Washington, DC; and New York City.

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