By Jerry Newcombe, WND
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness, as the old saying goes. One man who is lighting many candles in our time – yea, even floodlights – is Kirk Cameron.
The founders of America were very clear that for the American experiment to work, we the people need to be virtuous. And where does that virtue come from? Voluntary religion.
We see today the rise of Drag Queen Story Hour, where public libraries are having children come to hear “drag queens” read stories.
Kirk Cameron is providing great alternatives to this by holding Bible-based story hours. His website, bravebooks.us, notes that he “has been visiting libraries and holding story hours across the country to teach kids about faith, hope, and love.” The tagline of Brave Books is “Faith based children’s books that teach traditional values!
Over the weekend, Kirk Cameron held one of his library events in Huntsville, Alabama. It was completely full. This meeting was a part of about 300 “See You at the Library” events across the country, in 46 states, helping to advocate biblical themes and values in a public setting. Cameron noted, “Conservatives and Christians have complained that they don’t have a seat at the cultural table,” but now they do.
Foxnews.com reports that the event in Huntsville on Saturday was almost canceled because authorities were concerned about the threatened protests, and also the room becoming dangerously overcrowded. However, First Liberty, a Christian legal group, intervened and the authorities relented.
Inside the Huntsville library, Cameron led the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America,” speaking to parents and children about biblical values. Also joining Cameron was Riley Gaines, the swimming standout, who champions the cause of fairness in athletics (not wanting biological males to compete with biological females in women’s sports).
The Messenger.com adds: “BRAVE Books said there were 225 attendees inside at the event, which was the maximum amount agreed upon by the library.”
Meanwhile, outside the library in Huntsville, Foxnews.com reports there were about 100 protesters speaking out against the event. They held signs that read things like, “Ban hate, not books,” and “Ban bigots.” Also seen was a handmade sign declaring, “Book Bans are a Growing Pain” – a reference to the 1980s television program, “Growing Pains,” that launched Kirk Cameron’s career.
Read the full story here: Story hour at the library: Drag queens vs. Kirk Cameron (wnd.com)
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