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Kirk Cameron talked about Conservatives and Christians wading into the culture battle — and pushing back on the woke agenda being forced on their kids — ahead of a faith-based story hour event taking place across the country this Saturday from Brave books.
The 52-year-old actor spoke to The Daily Wire on Tuesday about both the positive response and pushback he and his publisher have seen for their National See You At The Library Day 2023, taking place in nearly 300 libraries and 45 states across the country.
Cameron said tens of thousands of people are expected at his events, as well as other Brave authors’ story hours hosted by influential people like Riley Gaines, Sheriff Mark Lamb, David Harris Jr., and more. He said he will personally be in three libraries in three states in one day — surprising hosts in Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas — to read one of his books with the company. He recently released “Pride Comes Before The Fall,” and previously “As You Grow” with Brave books.
The “Lifemark” star stressed that the event isn’t a Kirk story hour and instead praised Christians and Conservatives, who he said have been “vilified” and “demonized” by the Left, for taking the spark he and Brave started by demanding a seat at the table.
We are thrilled that there are now over 200 BRAVE Story hours, happening in libraries across the country on August 5! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
We are still looking for hosts in the following states:
— BRAVE BOOKS (@BraveBooksUS) July 24, 2023
“This isn’t Kirk out there doing a story hour at a library, these are American patriots,” Cameron said. “I think this is a real tangible moment for people to see in America and those outside America that are looking at what a mess America is in right now, morally, politically, and spiritually.”
“It’s not just a bunch of talking heads battling about ideas,” he added. “But parents who are now fully engaged for the hearts and minds of their children, thus the future of our country in the public square contending for the ideas that will produce the results of the future. Conservatives and people of faith want a seat at the table.”
“They don’t like being marginalized and vilified. Well, on August 5, we have a seat at the table and the Left is going to feel the weight of that,” Cameron continued, noting how Christians are taking a page out of the Left’s handbook in this fight.
Cameron focused on the response from communities instead of the critics, and said they have received so much support from numerous organizations, churches, various libraries, boards, politicians, families, state governors, pastors, mayors, and more who took it upon themselves to host their own story hours when more well-known names canceled due to protestors.
Recently, Brave books and Cameron spoke about the pushback they have gotten from protestors and some libraries. He also talked about video they obtained of the American Library Association (ALA) explaining to other libraries how they could “block families” who want to host these story hours, while “simultaneously hosting and funding Drag Queen story hours.”
The “Growing Pains” star praised politicians like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) who the publisher said sent a letter to the IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) calling for an investigation into the ALA and their apparent use of taxpayer dollars to silence BRAVE Books, a release read.
More information about Saturday’s event and Brave story hours can be found here.