American actor and writer Kirk Cameron who was planning the
launch of his new children’s book was unable to reach American children or
their families after he was outright rejected or received no response from over
50 public libraries where he requested a slot for a story-hour program.
The book, As You Grow, which celebrates family, faith, and biblical
wisdom is published by Brave Books who shared the details of the story-hour
requests and the rejections received with Fox News Digital. “No, we will pass on having you run a program in
our space.”, the Rochambeau Public Library in Rhode Island
responded. A library worker also stated that the library was queer-friendly and
hence the messages of the book did not align with their policies.
is Kirk Cameron?
Cameron was born on October 12, 1970, in Panorama City, California to Barbara
Cameron and Robert Cameron, a retired schoolteacher. He has three sisters,
Bridgette, Mellisa, and actor Candace Cameron Bure. He graduated from Chatsworth
High School in 1988.
Cameron began acting at a very young age,
earning his first job in a breakfast cereal advertisement. At the age of 13, he
got his first starring role in the television series Two Marriages. He became
famous when he was cast as Mike Seaver in ABC’s 1985 sitcom Growing Pains,
eventually becoming a teen heartthrob.
He starred in the 1987 fantasy-comedy Like
Father Like Son which became a box-office success. After Growing Pains ended in
1992, Cameron went on to star as Kirk Hartman in the sitcom Kirk. Although he
left mainstream television and movies in the 2000s, he starred in the reunion
films of Growing Pains.
In 2008, he starred as the lead actor in
Fireproof, which became the highest-grossing independent film of that year. Saving
Christmas, a 2014 Christian-themed comedy starring Cameron in the lead role
made into IMDb’s Bottom 100 list within a month of its release.
Although he was an atheist in his early teens,
he became a born-again Christian during the height of his career, when he was
starring in Growing Pains. Following the end of the show, he did not maintain
contact with any of his former co-stars until the reunion film began in 2000.
In 2012, his comments on homosexuality received
backlash from gay rights activists and celebrities including Jesse Tyler Ferguson,
Alan Thicke, and Roseanne Barr. Cameron claimed homosexuality was ‘unnatural,
detrimental, and destructive of foundations of civilizations’.
Cameron met Chelsea Noble when she starred as
Kate MacDonald in Growing Pains. They married in 1991. The couple has six
children, four of them adopted – Jack, Anna, Isabella, and Luke; and two
biological – Olivia, and James.