Kirk Cameron has a new children’s book out and he wanted to read it to children in public libraries for a story hour and was denied. Cameron stated that he reached out to more than 50 libraries and was denied the option to do story hour by all of them. Many of the libraries that denied Cameron offer LGBTQ-friendly groups and options. The blowback on Twitter was interesting.
Kirk Cameron is denied story-hour slot by public libraries for his new faith-based kids book https://t.co/nJZUsl3Zob
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 7, 2022
So sad. @elonmusk we need to add a sad button next to the heart- (click) why isn’t there an I disagree icon? Lol 😂 my thought of the minute.
— FARMacist € FARMERette💚💛🌽🇺🇸 (@thefarmerette) December 7, 2022
While this editor is not sure we need the sad emoji for this story, we can use the sad emoji for plenty of things on Twitter, for example, the fact that Democrats control the Senate…
He should dress in drag! Then he will be welcomed with open arms!
— Sanddiie🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@SANDDIIE) December 7, 2022
The idea if Kirk decided to read his book in drag he would have been allowed was a pretty popular one.
He would have gotten accepted if he dressed as a Drag Queen. 👇🏻😔🙄🤦🏻♀ https://t.co/kc8b8PF26B
— Brenda Lee (@bixoooo) December 7, 2022
But drag queens, come on in!🙄 https://t.co/8PwENG1N40
— George Wept (@GeorgeWept) December 7, 2022
he should put on a dress and dance provocatively if he wants to read to children https://t.co/A41QZuGyhJ
— Richard Harambe (@Doc_Chimpanzee) December 7, 2022
Either they are redefining diversity or are not diverse at all. https://t.co/zuMWFwQosD
— x-Playoff Kate ✝️🐎🏒🐈 (@canesfan25) December 7, 2022
One of the library replies was: “Because of how diverse our community is, I don’t know how many people you would get.”
So, we agree, they probably do not understand the definition of diverse.
This one just made us cackle because a David French dig is always welcome on Twitchy.
Is this the same cry-baby club that wants to deny wedding services to gay couples?
Yeah, that blow back sucks, doesn't it? https://t.co/Dp4go0jaal
— Riff Randell (@_RiffRandell) December 7, 2022
We included this one because this user seems to have a fundamental misunderstanding of the difference between private companies and publicly funded Libraries. The baker and web designer cases are about if a person can be compelled to use their custom artistic talents to support something against their religion. This is a case of publically funded libraries denying a person access to something our tax dollars pay for while they do allow access to those services to other groups. Granted the other groups may not identify as a religion but LGBTQ culture often is a religious-like cult when it comes to the left.
Modern politics ruins everything. https://t.co/jDg0IrOmJX
— F-15 Owners Club President (@WarDamnGunners) December 7, 2022
There were a lot of people stating because it was publicly funded that they could not endorse a particular faith. They would only be endorsing Camerons’ faith if they denied a Muslim or other faith-based author to have story time. There is no evidence they would be doing that. While this editor has been to a drag show (and loved it) we do not support the idea drag culture should be taught to children, but if drag culture IS being taught to children, a kind faith-based book that teaches good manners and love of family should also be an option. The parents can decide if they want their children to listen to the story hour.
It is hard to even be a normal person in this world anymore. You are not allowed to be loving and accepting of LGBTQ people and want to draw lines about what children are exposed to and at what ages. We are kind of tired of it.
Modern politics does ruin everything. :/