This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
Actor Kirk Cameron has been holding storytime hours for children in libraries across America to read to children from his children’s book, which features biblical values.
Many libraries, where officials long have promoted drag queen story hours for children, have not been thrilled by his program, but have allowed it.
One recent event was in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where Cameron was joined by “Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson, who also has written a children’s book.
She noted after the event, the apparent opposition from library staff.
She described the “pushback” there, to include staff being “disruptive as she and Cameron attempted to film marketing videos for their books.”
She described how staff members made loud noises and played music from behind the front desk after they had asked for about a minute of quiet to record their videos, WND reported.
“Robertson said, “[The lady at the front desk of the library] said, ‘We’re just trying to look for things to deal with our stress.’ Stre— … what stress? … We’re just standing there with a camera doing a marketing video. That’s when I turned my phone on. I started recording. I was like, ‘This is blatant and ridiculous.'”
Now a report from the Blaze has an updated report on those events.
The report noted the Sumner County Library Board voted 4-3 to remove Allan Morales as library director.
The Blaze reported, “Last month, Cameron, ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Missy Robertson, and women’s sports advocate Riley Gaines joined forces for a children’s story time event at Hendersonville Library, about 20 miles northeast of downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Cameron, Robertson, and professional female surfer Bethany Hamilton have each written children’s books published by patriotic and God-centered publishing company Brave Books, which sponsored the event. Gaines, a former elite college swimmer, attended the event on behalf of Hamilton, who had a scheduling conflict.”
It noted Robertson’s concerns over “employees” of the library “banging books, kicking cabinets, and blaring music…”
Morales, in a statement after the vote, said,” I just have chosen not to say anything. I don’t want to add to all this. I’m hoping now that they have fired me that the community can move on. There’s not much of a point to giving my side. At end of the day, I don’t hate anybody.”