Christian actor and author Kirk Cameron brought his message, from Faith, family and country To Bryant Park next to the sprawling main branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Friday afternoon.
Hosted a lunchtime read from His children’s book“As You Grow,” was released outdoors on a brisk 49-degree spring day after its publisher, Brave Books, claimed Cameron had turned down speaking space inside 20 different branches of the New York public library system.
Library officials said Cameron’s publisher was offered a place inside at a subsite but did not respond.
Cameron told Fox News Digital before speaking to a few dozen moms, dads and kids on the back of the library.
“Freedom is a rare and precious gift, and we must hold on to it.”
The New York Public Library claimed to have awarded a venue for Monday’s event to Brave Books.
“Freedom is a rare and precious gift, and we must hold on to it.” – Kirk Cameron
“They chose a location at one of our branches in the Bronx and asked us how much it would cost. We replied with the price on Monday, and held the space just in case. But that was the last we heard from Brave,” library officials told Fox News, library officials told Fox News. My number is on Friday.
“Anyone who says we didn’t give them space is trying to get publicity at our expense and not tell the truth.”
An email provided by the library shows that it offered Brave Books book space at its Parkchester branch in the Bronx on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a cost of $60 an hour.
The library was outraged New York City residents and local leaders after allowing and promoting what critics argue are child “sex” performances at the Taxpayer Finance Corporation.
Sexually themed drag shows as entertainment exploded across the country in places that would have been considered completely outrageous throughout society until very recently.
Many of these locations are funded with tax dollars, including military bases, schools, and other libraries.
“Progressive politics is promoted and rewarded and traditional values censored. It’s that simple,” Vicky Palladino, Republican member From the New York City Council of Queens, for Fox News Digital.
“The corruption of our institutions should not go unchallenged.”
A man protesting in favor of drag shows at the Stavros Niarchos branch of the New York Public Library in Manhattan, across the street from its main branch, was arrested in December after running into a policeman.
The New York Public Library’s website lists many of the upcoming Drag Story Hours and offers a full page of “Drag Story Hour” videos.
“We’re here to support a one-time helpful story hour.” – New York City resident “Energizer Jack”
“No matter the circumstances, we’re here to help bring the joy of books to young readers,” reads the Drag Story Hour webpage.
A group of New York City residents attended a Brave Books reading on Friday to support Cameron and Banderas and to protest the sexual content of children hosted by the bookstore.
“We’re here to support a one-time wholesome story hour,” said a man who identified himself only as Energizer Jack from Staten Island.
He said the library had a history of hosting shows “with pedophile sexual immorality,” including a show, he claimed, with an outrageous artist known as Oliver directing it.
“Children’s attention shouldn’t be on this subject. There should be more story hours. Cops story hours. Firefighter story hours. But all our tax money is going to take hours. We just don’t agree with where our money is going.”