Kirk Cameron Takes Victory Lap On Fox News After Book Reading With Disputed Crowd Count
Actor Kirk Cameron appeared on Fox News Friday to discuss his battle with bookstores over a publisher’s rejection of Cameron’s new children’s book, Growing Up .
The sit-down was followed by a well-attended reading at the Indianapolis Public Library, although attendance figures given by publisher Brave Books were questioned by the library and repeated on-air by Cameron.
Former Growing Pains star Julie Banderas told FNC that more than 50 bookstores across the country have refused to accept readings from the Bible-themed book. He said that the book talks about “biblical wisdom and the fruits of the Spirit, which are love, joy, goodness, meekness, sincerity, and self-control.”
Thursday’s event in Indianapolis drew “more than 2,500 people,” Bravebox wrote on Twitter Thursday, a record crowd in the bookstore’s 137-year history, according to Cameron’s statistician Tuesday. The library disputed that today, tweeting that the number of “room rents” doors is “about 750, not 2,500.” We’ve had bigger events. In 2023 we celebrate our 150th anniversary. And our room, which the guests decided not to rent, has not 2,000 seats, but 300.
Fox News featured a letter of recommendation from Brave Books to a New York bookstore, where Cameron has been at private readings “talking to families about following the wisdom of the Bible, as well as discussing the harmful effects of awakened ideologies, especially [critical]. race theory] and the transgender agenda.”
Earlier this week, Cameron threatened legal action against bookstores that refuse to hold readings, and wanted to stage “Drag Queen Stories for Little Ones.” On Friday, he withdrew a hard copy of the constitution, citing “the rights I will defend in court.”
In the interview, Banderas also mentioned that his book was published by Brave Books and at one point mentioned “we” regarding the publisher’s response to the bookstore’s refusal to host an Hour of History.
Here is the interview.