The last few years have been checkered with debate about sexually oriented books found in many elementary, middle, and high school libraries. These books have probably been on the shelves for years. But COVID uncovered a great deal about what our children are exposed to in their classrooms. The debate has turned to conflict between parents and educators regarding who is responsible for a child’s education. You would think that is a simple question, but not so fast. Educators, including teachers, administrators, school boards, and even the unions, believe it is their job and that parents deserve no input. As you can imagine, this is not settling well with parents.
Some of the topics covered in class, even in elementary schools, are Critical Race Theory, LGBTQ+ issues, and Transgender options. These subjects do not belong in schools, and teachers should not be counseling students on sensitive personal matters, like which gender they should be. The books are also far too graphic for young eyes who cannot grasp the subject matter. This preface brings us to this week’s Spotlight.
.This week’s Spotlight is an actor, evangelist, father, husband, author, and filmmaker. He can now add activist to his list of accomplishments. Kirk Cameron is battling with libraries around the country who are not willing to allow Cameron to hold readings of his new book in their buildings. These libraries have no issue with offering LGBTQ and Trans topics for their avid readers but feel a need to protect the public from the evil of a book like “As You Grow.” What a warped sense of right, wrong, or decency.
So far, over fifty libraries have denied requests from Cameron to allow him space and time to read his new book, “As You Grow,” to parents and children. Follow Sky Tree’s journey from a tiny acorn to a mighty tree that provides shade, sustenance, and lodging! “As You Grow” is a fun story with brilliant art that teaches the Biblical truths of the Fruit of the Spirit.’ The problem with this book for the Progressives is it promotes Christianity and living a good and wholesome existence. The Left sees this as dangerous and, may I say it, existential. They find it more palatable to promote drag queens and child mutilation. These topics to them are much more inclusive.
It all backfired when one library bent to pressure and reversed its original decision. The Indianapolis Public Library allowed Cameron to present his work, and he did so to a record-setting capacity audience of over 2,500 parents and children. No event, including the drag queens, ever drew such a crowd. The scene repeated itself in New York, and more libraries are following suit.
The people are speaking up, and institutions are forced to listen up. We may find that this WOKE movement, driven by a loud minority, will have a short life. I believe this LGBTQ lifestyle and the urge to reassign gender are caused by social pressure and are not a product of genes. What we need are more brave people, like Kirk Cameron, to shine a light on traditional values and have strong parental teams to resist social pressure and let their heads and guts lead them
Thank you, Kirk Cameron, for having the tenacity not to accept “no.”
God bless and guide you. People will follow your lead, and one will become a legion.