A group of drag queens and activists dressed in black and white stormed into the Fayetteville Public Library in Arkansas Friday while actor and producer Kirk Cameron was leading a faith-based story hour.
Brave Books, the publisher of Cameron’s new book, “As You Grow,” as well as the host of the event, shared photos of the encounter on its Facebook page.
Once they were inside the library, the drag queens and activists reportedly blocked some families and children from seeing Cameron, who called the disruptions “disturbing,” according to Fox News.
“The small group of protesters, which included some grown men wearing silly makeup, dressed in skirts and heels, pretending to be women, listened to the reading of a kids’ book about God’s view of gender called, ‘Elephants Are Not Birds,'” Cameron told Fox News, referring to a book authored by Laura Perry Smalts, who previously identified as transgender but has since de-transitioned.
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In a separate interview with The Daily Wire, Cameron described the ordeal as an “eye-sore” with “these creepy, scary men in black and white dresses and heels and veils … blocking families’ views and holding up scary signs … and really upsetting the families that were there.”
The “Growing Pains” star furthermore explained that security measures had to be put in place for the Fayetteville event in particular, given the number of threats they received.
One protester, Clint Schnekloth, a pro-LGBT pastor, even shared tips on Facebook for those who want to protest Cameron in the future. He explained that such faith-based events “will be triggering” and suggested the parents and kids who attend these story hours are in “cults.”
“Be there for the kids,” he wrote. “The ones who are currently in the cult need to know that there are allies out there they will be able to rely on.”
This is not the first problem Cameron has had during his recent story-hour events.
As CBN’s Faithwire reported, the “Lifemark” star reportedly faced disruptive backlash during a reading at the Sumner County Library in northern Tennessee. Ultimately, the director of the library was fired, purportedly due to his involvement in thwarting Cameron’s event, also hosted by Brave Books.
Missy Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame was at that event and shared her thoughts.
“He started a campaign in the community to shut [the event] down without officially canceling it, because then he knew that it wouldn’t be good for their library,” she said, presumably referring to the since-fired library director, Allan Morales.
For his part, Morales said, “I’m hoping now that they have fired me that the community can move on. There’s not much of a point to giving my side. At end of the day, I don’t hate anybody.”
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