FIRST ON FOX: Actor and writer Kirk Cameron is taking a stand — and not just for his popular children’s books, two of which he’s published recently with Brave Books, with more on the way.
Cameron is working with First Liberty Institute, the nonprofit Christian conservative legal organization based in Texas, to attempt to hold the American Library Association accountable for what he believes is discrimination against him and his pro-faith messaging, judging by its recent advisories to libraries across America to explore ways to “block” his upcoming nationwide story event on August 5.
Cameron told Fox News Digital about the issue, “While I’m trying to encourage thousands of Americans to visit public libraries and read wholesome books to their children, the taxpayer-funded American Library Association is not only criticizing me, they are teaching libraries to break the law and conspiring to prevent thousands of families from visiting their own community reading rooms,” in a statement.
Cameron concluded, “Accountability is coming.”
Cameron and his publisher announced an upcoming “See You at the Library” book event for Aug. 5, 2023.
Cameron and his publisher recently announced an upcoming “See You at the Library” book event for Aug. 5, 2023.
Kirk Cameron during one of his book reading events this year at a public library. He’s encouraging others to read at libraries in America on Aug. 5, 2023. (Debby Wolvos)
The goal of the Aug. 5 event, they said, is to encourage faith-focused and family-first Americans around the country to come out to their local libraries — and hold book readings or story time events for friends, families and neighbors.
Fox News Digital earlier reached out to the American Library Association for comment, but was told the group was holding its annual conference during the last week of June in Chicago and that a response would be delayed.
Fox News Digital reached out again for comment regarding Cameron’s pairing with First Liberty.
“As many authors and publishers have done throughout the history of the United States, our clients partner with individuals at the local community level to read and discuss their books.”
Kirk Cameron talks with parents and kids during one of his public library book events. (Brave Books/Kirk Cameron)
It also said, “Brave Books and Kirk Cameron partner with local communities to read books at libraries.”
The letter said as well, in a copy shared with Fox News Digital on Thursday, “Our clients author and publish faith-based children’s books. As many authors and publishers have done throughout the history of the United States, our clients partner with individuals at the local community level to read and discuss their books. The practice is quite simple: Individual members of the local community request the use of rooms their local public libraries designate for community use to host a story hour.”