‘Growing Pains’ actor pushing back against hedonistic culture
Good for you, Kirk Cameron! Speak directly from God’s Holy Word!
Christian author Kirk Cameron’s new children’s book on the pitfalls of pride will be released on June 1, coinciding with the beginning of Pride Month.
In a culture where drag queen nuns perform at baseball games and companies promote LGBT baby clothing, Cameron sees his latest book about humility as an antidote to run-away narcissism.
Cameron called releasing “Pride Comes Before the Fall” at the beginning of a month-long celebration of LGBT culture “perfect timing.”
While his second title isn’t specifically aimed at LGBT ideology, it does target the idea that all forms of pride can lead to ruin, he said.
“My book isn’t an anti-gay book. It’s a book on humility,” Cameron told The Epoch Times.
The book is the second title published by Brave Books, a conservative publisher. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon, where it retails for $22.99.
Cameron said pride is the greatest of the Seven Deadly Sins because it leads to other sins, such as greed, anger, and sloth.
“Everything that’s wrong with our country—it’s people thinking of themselves instead of others,” he said.
“Pride Comes Before the Fall” is a way to push back against “woke” culture one book at a time for Cameron, famous for playing Mike Seaver in the 1985–92 sitcom “Growing Pains.”
The book is about Valor, a tiger, and Kevin, an elephant, as they pair up to compete in the Great Raka Rapids race. Valor doesn’t think he can win with Kevin. Valor’s pride puts him and his teammate in a tough spot, bringing home a lesson in humility and how winning isn’t everything.
Humility is the antidote to the sin of pride—a growing problem in society, where people are fixated on themselves and put their needs first, Cameron said.
People need to ask themselves who benefits from the sexualization of children, whether through drag queen shows or explicit sexual content in school library books, he added.
Groomers only think of themselves and not the children they harm, he said.
Cameron said he had to learn the lesson of humility when he struggled with fame as an actor.
“That could have taken me out,” he said. “[God] gives grace to the humble.”
He read his new book for the first time at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, in mid-May.
“The response was spectacular. We had 1,000 people there. The kids loved it,” Cameron said.
His next reading will be on May 27 at the Seattle Public Library as part of a nationwide tour.
Cameron, who now stars mostly in Christian films, made headlines in December when he attempted to schedule story-hour readings of his first book “As You Grow.” The book celebrates faith, family, and The Bible.
“As You Grow” followed the journey of a tree’s growth and Biblical wisdom through the seasons of life.
His efforts were denied or ignored by 50 “woke” libraries, many of which held drag-queen story hours, he said at the time.
Afterward, Cameron wrote letters to directors of the Indianapolis Public Library in Indiana and the Scarsdale Public Library in New York, asking for the same opportunity they’d given drag performers.
The two relented after Cameron said publicly he was ready to go to court to fight for his free speech rights under the U.S. Constitution.
The book readings prompted large turnouts of conservatives who thanked Cameron for standing up.
He then challenged parents tired of being silenced by social-justice elites to host a pro-family, Christian story hour at their local public libraries.
Cameron even offered a free copy of his new books to people who wanted to hold a story hour at local libraries. He suggested reading The Bible as well.
Cameron hopes reading wholesome books at libraries that seem to prefer drag queens over faith will spark a movement nationwide to take the country back to its founding principles.
Brave Books founder Trent Talbot told The Epoch Times that pride is an important topic often ill-defined or even glorified today.
He hopes Cameron’s second book will be as successful as his first one, which sold 80,000 copies.
Talbot said Cameron’s new book counters the idea of pride and self-absorption with one of humility.
Sins are now being “flaunted” in the public square, leaving parents leery of trusting institutions with their children, he said.
Conservative parents crave a return to a wholesome society, he said, adding they seem to realize that a real war is being waged against their beliefs.
“Christian conservatives are finally starting to wake up,” Talbot said. “We’re starting to see that with Bud Light and Target.” Source