Kirk Cameron Book Event Boycotted by Activists, Drag Queens: Publisher
A group of drag queens and activists dressed in black and white Featured Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to protest actor and writer Kirk Cameron’s Story Time event for families and children, according to book publisher Brave Books, whose staff was present at the reading.
Brave Books said drag queens blocked the views of some families and children and distracted others from reading the book and notes on the theatre.
The publisher shared photos taken by employees at the scene.
Los Angeles-based Cameron, an outspoken Christian who travels the country to public libraries to share messages of faith, family and country at children’s book readings and singing patriotic songs, told Fox News Digital in exclusive comments Saturday morning that he found the unrest disturbing.
The small group of demonstrators, which included some Old men wear silly makeupWearing skirts and heels, pretending to be women, he listened to a children’s book about God’s view of sex read “Elephants Are Not Birds,” he told Fox News Digital in an email Saturday.
At the conclusion of this sweet and funny story of a singing elephant named Kevin who is deceived by an eagle of his name “Culture” in thinking it might be a birdThen the reader asked 300 children, “Do you think elephants can be birds, even if they wear silly wings and a beak?”
Cameron added, “In unison, and with great laughter, all 300 children excitedly confess, ‘No! ‘”
Cameron also said, “I felt sad for men in skirts. As it is written, “You taught little children to praise you perfectly. May their example be ashamed and your enemies silent ”(Psalm 8:2).
Brave Books, which helped organize the event, told Fox News Digital that about 500 “excited” parents, grandparents, and children were in attendance overall at the event.
Brave Books said there were “demonstrators” inside and outside the library.
Fox News Digital has reached out to the Fayetteville Public Library for comment.
This was Cameron and Brave Books’ sixth stop on what they call their “Freedom Island Tour,” so named for the series of children’s picture books published by Brave Books, a conservative publishing house.
Cameron’s own book, As You Grow, is about an oak growing into a huge tree.
The publisher said its staff “faced opposition from protesters who joined the story hour inside the library.”
“Some of the men dressed as women were wearing colorful clothes. Some had signs claiming we were spreading a message of hate,” the statement read.
The so-called “hate message” that protesters objected to appeared to be a reference to the content of Cameron’s children’s book, “As You Grow,” which teaches children about the fruits of the spirit, including love, joy, peace and patience. Kindness and restraint.
“It has been a joy to see families and their children having such a great time with Kirk Cameron and his story hour,” the publisher told Fox News Digital in a statement.
She continued, “Unfortunately, the young children present were forced to see men dressed as women, men dressed in bright colors of the rainbow, and individuals with black and white paint covering their bodies.”
As the publisher put it: “Many of these individuals were carrying signs blocking the view of children and parents. It was a shame that they had decided to go out and disturb such a beautiful scene at the Fayetteville Public Library.”
Zack Bell, Chief of Staff for Brave Books, who was present at the event, told Fox News Digital, “Coming to Fayetteville, Arkansas, we expected a large number of supportive Christian and conservative families to show up. What we didn’t expect was a group of drag queens, activists, and walk-up And down at the event — giving the kids in attendance the creeps.”
He continued, “Their dress was a strange kind of black cloak and they wore satanic face painting.”
Trent Talbot, CEO and founder of Texas-based Brave Books, told Fox News Digital on Saturday, “We’ve said the left preys on our children, and they sheepishly try to put the spotlight on us — calling us conspiracy theories.”
He added, “On Friday in Fayetteville, a group of drag queens dressed as satanists came to read a children’s book full of conservative, Christian parents and their kids.”
He also said, “All those queens who want it is that Imposing disturbing views on these innocent children. The left’s predatory behavior is just another conspiracy theory debunked as fact.”
Cameron, along with Brave Books, recently appeared in Hendersonville, Tennessee, at a story time event for kids.
As a result of the “harsh disapproval” towards Cameron and his team associated with the program they held, A.J A library employee who ended up being fired.
Before that, Cameron appeared in other cities and towns Includes Indianapolis, Indianaand Scarsdale, New York.
Earlier, there were as many as 50 libraries Decline or ignore Cameron’s requests to reserve space at their facilities, with some claiming that Messages are not “aligned” with their software. Since then, Cameron and his publisher said, many other bookstores have welcomed them and invited them to speak.
Cameron plans to continue visiting and traveling to public libraries around the country. Next stops include Denver and Colorado. Washington, D.C.; and New York City.