Public Libraries: Christian Values Aren’t Ours

Public Libraries: Christian Values Aren’t Ours

Public Libraries: Christian Values Aren’t Ours

Funny thing happened to public libraries between The Music Man and today. We’ve gone from snickering behind our hands about someone upset about Balzac to discovering 2022’s Marian the Librarian has gone full Woke and bars the door to Christians.

With a new children’s book out that celebrates family, faith and biblical wisdom, actor-writer-producer Kirk Cameron cannot reach scores of American children or their families in many U.S. cities via the public library system because over 50 public libraries have either outright rejected him or not responded to requests on his behalf.

A story-hour program for kids and parents connected to new book releases is an activity that many libraries typically present to their patrons and communities.

Many of the same libraries that won’t give Cameron a slot, however, are actively offering “drag queen” story hours or similar programs for kids and young people, according to Cameron’s book publisher and according to a review of the libraries’ websites and current program listings.

Victory Girls has covered the mission creep of the “T” in the Left’s Queer alphabet soup, the last one about Drag Queens extending from libraries to kindergartens. Even though there have been plenty of scandals with Drag Queen Story Hour, from inappropriate behavior with the children to outright pedophiles doing the readings, objections have been dismissed out of hand. Indeed, three years ago David “A True Conservative™” French sniffed that drag queen story hours were one of the blessings of liberty.

There are going to be Drag Queen Story Hours. They’re going to happen. And, by the way, the fact that a person can get a room in a library and hold a Drag Queen Story Hour and get people to come? That’s one of the blessings of liberty.

But it looks like not any member of the public can get that room in the library, eh, David? Even someone with name recognition who could bring healthy-sized audiences is denied a public reading at a public library because …

Well, Christian.

The Rochambeau Public Library in Providence, Rhode Island, for instance, told Cameron and his book publisher by phone, “No, we will pass on having you run a program in our space.”

“We are a very queer-friendly library. Our messaging does not align,” the library worker also told Brave Books.

When the publisher asked the library official about filling out the proper form to apply for a story-hour slot, the individual replied, “You can fill out the form to reserve space, to run the program in our space — but we won’t run your program.”

So much for the “blessings of liberty”.

Kirk has company when it comes to being the target of anti-Christian bigots.

Christian conservative group denied service at Virginia restaurant as staff felt ‘unsafe’

The tell here is the abuse of the word safe. Was there evidence that the group was going to assault the waitstaff? Torch the restaurant? Rob it? Use the private room as a staging area to go assault other customers?

OH NOES!! The dastardly Christians hold WrongThink views on abortion and the mutilation of children in the name of transgenderism!! IMMINENT DANGER!! STOCHASTIC TERRORISM!!

Now, you KNOW if this were the local Antifa or BLM group, claiming safety to keep ’em off the reservation list would not be allowed to fly.

We’ve come to a point now where if someone can tell you’re a Christian In Public, you are in danger of losing your rights, even the right to legal counsel.

The National Lawyers Guild, whose focus is on human rights and the rights of ecosystems, according to its website, released a statement on Nov. 12th condemning the Federalist Society for sponsoring ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom).

“The fact that the Federalist Society’s actions are protected by their free speech rights does not change the fact that their decision to bring a representative of such a hateful organization constitutes a gross violation of community values and common decency,” the statement read.

My two cents is that Christians stop retreating and apologizing. Cameron should find a group of parents with kids to go with him to the local public library, find a quiet corner and conduct a reading. Any Christian group denied a room reservation at a restaurant should show up and get a table in the main dining room and go about their business.

Make that librarian or restaurant manager publicly force you to leave. Video it. Let’s see how willing these Woke jackboots are to eject peaceful patrons over religious identity.

Jesus was no wimp. Stand up to the money changers.

featured image, original artwork by Darleen Click

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  • A government-funded library constitutes a local monopoly.

    What would Andrew Carnegie say about the shenanigans such monopolies get up to today? Would he think his philanthropy just might have been misguided?

    • GWB says:

      A government-funded library IS a gov’t institution. It’s a blatant case of governmental discrimination on the basis of religion.

  • GWB says:

    a gross violation of community values and common decency
    You know what’s funny? That is EXACTLY the phrase used back when “social conservatives” were trying to prevent blatant obscenity back in the day. And they were told to shut up because … First Amendment!

    So, I say, sharpen that legalistic sword, and plunge it into them, over and over again.

    And the rest of us Christians need to be bold in proclaiming not just our faith but THE TRUTH. Do NOT go “silent into that night”. Rage against the dying of the light.

  • Cameron says:

    Long past time to stop being cowards. Punch back against these people and do it hard enough that their children feel it. Break out as many lawyers as we need and force the library to justify their bigotry on the public dime.

  • Kevin says:

    Victory girls is disingenuous at best and that’s being generous. If you really cared. Really, really cared about the sexual exploitation of children, children who were being groomed for the sexual gratification by adults, you would at the very least focus on 98% of the problem versus the 2%. The overwhelming number of children being abused by “pedophiles” are being abused by religious leaders (Catholic priests, southern Baptist ministers, evangelical leaders, etc.), civic group leaders (boy scout leaders, school sports coaches, etc.) and the myriad of other organizations that heterosexual men (the overwhelming number of sexual predators are men; straight men) belong to and participate in. I don’t deny that there are transgender or gay/lesbian people that are involved in the sexual grooming of children. Tragically, it happens at every socioeconomic level of society, without much regard for race, religion, creed, sexual orientation or other demographic category you can come up with.

    The hypocrisy of Victory Girls is the focus is almost exclusively on transgender people. Victory Girls has no interest in stopping or preventing the sexual abuse of children. The only thing they care about is the degradation of small segments of the population because of ignorance, fear and homo/trans phobia. Why spend your time on 2% of the population when the other 98% are traumatizing most of the children? Why, because transgender people are the easy ones to pick on. They’re just like the loners, fat kids, kids with poorly developed social skills, the nerds and the other misfits in school that were the easy targets by “the normal kids.” Sadly, we’ve learned today that most of those “misfits” are the ones shooting up schools, Walmarts and shopping malls because of the isolation they felt and the abuse from others.

    You don’t care about the children of America. All you care about is hurting other people. Out of the hundreds/thousands of children I have met with, conducted in depth screenings and assessments with, I don’t think I’ve ever come across one whose abuser was a transgender person. I’ve worked with law enforcement, been to law enforcement and child welfare conferences specifically dealing with child sexual predators and never have I heard or witnessed a professional (most of whom, especially in law enforcement, are conservative) talk about or re-live trauma experienced by a child due to the abuser being a transgender person. It happens. I know that. I’m not naïve to that fact.

    What disgusts me is the disingenuous bloggers of Victory Girls … who will continue to perpetuate the victimization of children because now their readers are focused on “the boggy man transgendered person” and not paying attention to their local priest committing statutory rape in the confessional booth. Look to the person you know who is most likely the abuser; not the transgender person reading a story at the public library.

  • Kevin says:

    To make my point … from the time I posted the above comment (about 30 or 45 minutes ago) … I came across two current articles of child sex abuse stories … both heterosexual men.

    Sex abuse is rampant in this country … and it’s being committed mostly by heterosexual men.

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