After being rebuffed by other libraries that think it's fine to sashay scantily-clad crossing dressing men in front of children but that Christianity is a bridge too far, noted Christian actor Kirk Cameron finally found a library that would let him read his children's book - and it brought down the house.
Not literally, of course. The Indianapolis library's still there, and it was filled to the brim earlier this week for Cameron's reading of his new book "As You Grow," a story that teaches kids about the Biblical Fruit of the Spirit. An estimated more than 2,500 people turned out for the event, quickly overwhelming the library's space and setting a new record for number of attendees.
One local dad posted a video showing a huge crowd singing "God Bless America" while waiting to get into the event.
At this point most are staying in line upstairs. Some are going downstairs. It's not clear when or if there will be an additional reading. Folks are singing in the aisles awaiting direction. An announcement was made on the intercom but couldn't hear. @KirkCameron @indylibrary pic.twitter.com/aFjRNsqJ3O— Ryan Wilson (@D_RyanWilson) December 29, 2022
Library staff has informed patrons that there will not be room for all guests to enjoy the book reading. As you can see, the building appears well beyond capacity. @KirkCameron @indylibrary #childstoryhour pic.twitter.com/mW3KRtFiZd— Ryan Wilson (@D_RyanWilson) December 29, 2022
There were so many kids, one parent said, that the library began asking families to move to another floor and attend other events instead. Parents and their children packed out the hallways, other building levels, and even the lobby trying to hear Cameron, who said he was finally able to address the entire crowd via the library's PA system.
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"You guys!” Cameron said. “They're gonna let me speak over the loudspeaker, the PA, because there's about 1,000 people in the library on other floors that haven't gotten up here, so I'm gonna be talking to everybody in just a few minutes, and I just wanna thank them for coming and thank you for coming and making this such a special event today!"
What a turnout, Indianapolis!!— Trent Talbot (@TrentTalbot) December 29, 2022
The story hour comes as more libraries across the country - many of them tax-funded public ones - are hosting "Drag Queen Story Hour," featuring men with fake breasts dressed in spandex and lingerie reading to toddlers and young children. In an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson earlier this month, Cameron blasted libraries that were happy to host men in drag but denied his request to read his Christian-themed book, demanding, "If we're so committed to diversity, why am I being excluded?"
Whether it's by speaking out at school board meetings, canceling their Disney+ subscription, or packing out this Indianapolis library, the parents of America have spoken: we want wholesome content, we want to protect childhood innocence, and we will not allow the left to groom our kids.