Kirk Cameron, nan character and writer, whitethorn person earned nan wrath of galore of those connected nan near for organizing and hosting faith-focused, family-friendly and patriotic events astatine various nationalist libraries successful America complete nan past fewer weeks and months — a nonstop consequence to nan galore "drag queen communicative hours" that person been held successful caller years crossed nan nation.
But astatine slightest 1 section charismatic is praising nan nationalist room arena that Cameron conscionable held successful Hendersonville, Tennessee, this past weekend.
"I enjoyed nan Kirk Cameron arena tremendously connected Saturday," Mayor Jamie Clary of Hendersonville, Tennessee, told Fox News Digital connected Monday successful emailed comments.
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"The parking batch was filled pinch cars from Texas, Florida, New York, Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama — [as good arsenic from] respective counties successful Tennessee," nan politician said.
He added, "The programme and connection were exceptional."
Kirk Cameron sounds to families and children successful Hendersonville, Tennessee, connected Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. Said Mayor Jamie Clary, "I admit nan very affirmative attraction that this arena brought to Hendersonville." (Brave Books/Kirk Cameron)
Mayor Clary besides said, "I admit nan very affirmative attraction that this arena brought to Hendersonville. Thank you to the group who made this event happen: Kirk Cameron, Riley Gaines, John Isbell, nan region room board, region commissioners, nan room unit and nan constabulary officers."
The politician was responding to Fox News Digital's petition for remark astir nan planned event, successful which pushback from apical room officials was reported.
Women's sports advocator Riley Gaines was coming and publication to the families and children from an illustrated children's book.
"Families are crying retired for a return to nan faith-based virtues and American values that lead to our blessing and protection." — Kirk Cameron
Publisher Brave Books said it ran into trouble and "pushback" successful its efforts to corroborate nan arena astatine nan section room successful nan week starring up to nan book reading, which besides included nan reciting of nan Pledge of Allegiance and nan singing of the nationalist anthem.
Prior to his quality successful Hendersonville, Tennessee, for a book reading, Kirk Cameron, left, appeared successful Savannah, Georgia, pinch state singer-songwriter Coffey Anderson. (Brave Books/Kirk Cameron)
The patient said apical room officials indicated they did not want to big "a movement" and that they feared nan room would beryllium incapable to accommodate nan ample crowds that were expected.
The Brave Books spokesperson told Fox News Digital, "A caput charismatic realized this arena was going to beryllium overmuch much than a emblematic communicative hour. Noticing guests for illustration Missy Robertson [of ‘Duck Dynasty’ fame] and [women's sports advocate] Riley Gaines" — some of whom committed to joining Cameron astatine nan Saturday arena successful Hendersonville — "the charismatic astatine nan room reached retired to america informing america that nan communicative hr would not beryllium happening connected nan 25th."
Added Brave Books, "The charismatic said he did not want a activity coming to his library."
The arena yet went connected arsenic planned.
And though location was "negative pushback," Kirk Cameron himself said he was happy pinch nan opportunity to reside hundreds of families that time pinch messages of faith, family and state — and that this is each portion of his effort to "take backmost nan hearts and minds of America's children."
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He told Fox News Digital, "Many nationalist institutions person been infiltrated pinch individuals who intentionally soundlessness wholesome movements for illustration ours — while families are crying retired for a return to the faith-based virtue and American values that lead to our blessing and protection."
"We supply exceptional services to our residents, chiefly professionals pinch families."
Mayor Clary besides said to Fox News Digital connected Monday, "Hendersonville was named by Money mag arsenic nan 16th champion U.S. metropolis successful 2021 and 2022."
He said, "We person a marker honoring our Gold Star Families and are nan location of ‘Huckabee,’ nan play cablegram talk-show hosted by Mike Huckabee," nan erstwhile Arkansas governor.
Kirk Cameron has been holding events astatine a assortment of nationalist libraries crossed America complete nan past fewer weeks and months. His circuit is continuing done March and April 2023. (Brave Books/Kirk Cameron)
In addition, nan politician said, "We person a very debased taxation complaint successful a authorities pinch nary authorities income tax. But we supply exceptional services to our residents, chiefly professionals pinch families."
Cameron's book circuit to nationalist libraries is continuing successful awesome cities crossed America.
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He'll adjacent look successful Houston, Texas, connected March 4, Fox News Digital is told.
He is besides scheduled to clasp events successful nationalist libraries successful Washington, D.C.; Scottsdale, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; and different cities successful nan coming weeks and months, according to his publisher.
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A number of nationalist libraries antecedently either ignored aliases outright rejected Cameron's requests to big story-hour book events, according to Cameron and his publisher.
His illustrated children's book is "As You Grow," which teaches biblical contented and affirmative values to kids.
Maureen Mackey is managing editor of manner for Fox News Digital.