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Speaking exclusively to Fox News Digital over the weekend, actor-writer Kirk Cameron announced that he'll be traveling to a string of public libraries to take his messages of faith, freedom, family and love of country to millions of Americans in major cities — people who are "crying out," he said, "for someone to push back" against today's woke culture.
"I'm going out" to speak to Americans in major cities, he said, particularly at some of the public libraries that either denied his earlier requests to hold story hours at their facilities or never responded to his book publisher's requests to hold book-based events there.
Cameron's new book, "As You Grow," is an illustrated children's book that shares the story of an oak tree throughout its seasons of life.
The story encourages children to develop and share the virtues of patience, joy, kindness, compassion, self-control and other biblical values.
He stressed that at his recent appearances at the Indianapolis Public Library in Indianapolis, Indiana, and at the Scarsdale Public Library in Scarsdale, New York, scores of people came up to him and thanked him for sharing his Christian values and beliefs.
"So now I'm going to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta" and other cities, Cameron said, "where people are crying out for someone to push back and stand up and bring the kinds of values that made this country free and led to its blessings."
Added Cameron, "When those 50 woke libraries initially denied us the ability to come and do a story hour and said that their communities weren't interested in this kind of messaging, I didn't believe them."
Then, "when we pushed back on two of them, they opened up," he said. "And we turned out and were greeted by thousands of people in Indianapolis and Scarsdale."
He went on, "The message I kept hearing was, ‘Thank you for coming to our city. People have passed us by and written us off thinking that we want this woke mafia to teach these values to our children — and it's not true. We love what you're bringing, and we're so thankful that you're here.'"
In addition to that, said Cameron, "we've been flooded with emails and comments on social media with people pleading with us to come to their libraries."
"We don't want this woke garbage. We want the right kinds of values that lead to our children, our families and our communities flourishing."
And so, he said, "I'm hitting the road — and I'm going."
Cameron said that his tour of public libraries will likely take several months — and that his family, including his parents and his sister, Candace Cameron Bure, stand behind him in his efforts to share a belief in traditional values across the country.
The planning for his visit to a public library in Los Angeles is currently in the works. It will take place on Saturday, January 14, he said.
"We're jumping on this right away," said Cameron about his new public library tour, "because people are saying they want to be part of something that is letting others know, 'We don't want this woke garbage. We want the right kinds of values that lead to our children, our families and our communities flourishing."
Cameron and his publisher, Brave Books, noted that both the Indianapolis and Scarsdale public libraries previously held "drag queen story hours" at their facilities — events that were widely publicized on the libraries' websites and elsewhere.
"Many people are looking for some way to be represented," said Cameron. "They're looking for some way to let their voices be heard and show what they stand for."
"Concerned Americans realize that we are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our children."
And "they see this opportunity as an opportunity to be part of something that they believe could turn the country around."
At the end of the day, he added, "there are millions of Christians, parents, patriots and concerned Americans who realize that we are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our children."
"And we are going to take them back one story hour at a time — if that's what it takes."
Cameron said that he and his publisher understand how to work with America's public libraries to secure story book reading times.
"We're responding to the cries of the parents and grandparents, and even public school teachers and librarians," he said, "who are saying, ‘Please! We feel gagged, we feel bullied and silenced by the unions and the other groups who don’t represent the values and desires of the people.'"
And "I think if you just look at the numbers of people who turned out for what we brought, versus what other groups brought, I think that speaks for itself," he said.
"There were thousands of people," he emphasized, even as the Indianapolis Public Library, for one, stated on its Twitter account that the numbers of people who attended the Cameron even there on Thurs, Dec. 29, were far less than that.... (Read more)