Actor Kirk Cameron is promoting a pro-faith story hour that stands in contrast to the “drag queen” story hour being hosted this week by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
“It’s clear our society has reached a new low with one of the most powerful public officials in New York participating in a ‘drag queen story hour’ for kids,” Trent Talbot, CEO of Brave Books, Cameron’s publisher, told Fox News.
“So what do we do about it? I believe the best way to fight back against these sick and deranged events is to offer a better alternative with wholesome and uplifting events that have more appealing messaging and visuals,” added Talbot.
James’ event is sponsored by Drag Story Hour NYC, a non-profit that uses taxpayer funds to organize shows for children, reported The Epoch Times.
“My office is proud to host a Drag Story Hour read-a-thon on Sunday, March 19 from 11AM-3PM,” said a post from James’ official Instagram account.
But not everyone is convinced the event is age appropriate.
“Even drag queens tell parents to keep their kids away from these events and the freaking AG is here pushing it. Unbelievable,” said one comment from the post.
Cameron’s event will include a book called “Elephants Are Not Birds,” which features a biblical view of gender, reported Fox News.
Laura Perry Smalts, the author of the book, spent nearly nine years living as transgender and going by the name “Jake.”
“I am supporting Kirk Cameron’s work in the Freedom Island Tour because children deserve to be taught good, wholesome, truth-based books from someone who is safe and trustworthy, not an adult entertainer,” Smalts told Fox News Digital.
“I believe children should be taught that who they are created to be is good — and should not be indoctrinated by ideology they are not old enough to comprehend,” she added.
Smalts said on her website that she underwent years of cross-sex hormone therapy and two major ‘gender-affirming’ surgeries.
“The book also shows that even though the elephant, Kevin, wanted to be like the birds, the town needed him to be an elephant, and he became a hero. I think this book has an excellent message for children,” said Smalts.
She’s now happily married to her husband Perry and said God “has healed me and brought forgiveness and wholeness to my heart.”
Smalts wants to warn parents about the dangers of allowing children to transition.
“Most parents are uninformed about the realities of medical transition and the dangerous path their child is being enticed to go down. I want to help kids see that they don’t have to compare themselves to others — but that they can embrace and love who they are created to be,” she said.