Two Libraries 'Cave' to Allow Kirk Cameron to Promote Christian Children's Book

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Actor and writer Kirk Cameron, who has been denied access to nearly 50 of what he calls "woke" libraries for promoting his new Christian children's book, told media over the weekend that he has "won" against two of the libraries and will hold story hours there in the near future.

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.

"They caved," Cameron, the author of the book "As You Grown," told Fox News Digital.

Email exchanges between him and the two libraries show proof of the forward progress, as well as the details of the room booking for later this month at the libraries. Cameron is scheduled to speak at the Indianapolis Public Library in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022.

Previously, the "Growing Pains" star told CBN's Faithwire he and his publisher Brave Books said they were hoping libraries change their minds and that he is fully prepared to go to court to defend his rights.

"Brave Books Publishing and I wrote a letter to some of these libraries and we're hoping that they'll reconsider," Cameron said. "We're sending them a free copy of the book. It's theirs to keep, to share with their patrons."

The actor said he's hoping these libraries see the positive values embedded in the book and, as a result, invite him in to read to kids. He said "As You Grow" is about "biblical wisdom" and teaching children how to "grow the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control."

"You would think that public libraries would be thrilled for a book that would teach these virtues to children," Cameron said. "We were denied by over 50 woke libraries."

Watch Cameron's response:

And if libraries don't change course, Cameron said he's fully prepared to take action.

"If they double down on their discrimination and excluding certain viewpoints just because they think that they don't like them, well, then, I told them that I'm prepared to assert my constitutional rights in court," Cameron said. "It's not OK to say 'yes' to drag queen story hours and teach children one kind of value and say 'no' to other community members who would like to have their children taught other values in the same library, in the same room, for the same amount of time as other people are allowed."

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