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'Avalanche of Filth': Kirk Cameron Takes on Scholastic Books for Pushing Immoral Content to Kids

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For years Kirk Cameron has made public libraries a focal point in his effort to make wholesome content available to kids. The actor and producer is now entering a new arena by competing against Scholastic Book Fairs which is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books. 

He is partnering with Sky Tree Book Fairs, a nonprofit group that aims to equip children with books that promote positive values and lifestyles all while respecting parents and guardians as the ultimate authority to determine what their child reads.

"We see that there is such an avalanche of filth and material that's twisting the minds of children about the most basic things of reality and families, gender, faith, what is America," Cameron said in an interview with CBN News. 

Scholastic Books have been a long-time staple in America's public schools – but Cameron says the publisher has taken a turn by now pushing sexually explicit and other harmful content to kids. 

He recently highlighted one example of a book called Welcome to St. Hell, which glamorizes gender transitioning to a vulnerable audience: middle schoolers.

"We all grew up with Scholastic, everyone, as the publisher of these great books, and Clifford the Big Red Dog and Stuart Little and James and The Giant Peach and all the fun little crossword puzzles. Well, their book fairs are now filled with the kind of progressive, socialist Marxist material that is undermining God, family, and the country," Cameron said.

Across the country the fight over such content in schools is growing.  The Virginia Beach, VA school board recently voted to put a committee in place to keep such content from elementary libraries.  

"I think we should fill our limited space in our libraries with books that are uplifting, that help to develop children and that achieve our primary task which is to teach them to read, write, understand science, appreciate great literature, understand history," said Virginia Beach School Board Member David Culpepper. "Those books should not be harmful."

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As a counter to that move, Cameron wants to provide students with better options and schools with empowering alternatives.

"You can replace these harmful Scholastic book fairs with helpful, wholesome book fairs with 500 books that have all been vetted and screened to take out all of the nasty pornography and the critical race theory and the race stuff and they're about wholesome good values," Cameron said in a video posted on X.

Cameron says support from parents, teachers, and schools has been huge.

"We already have over a thousand schools, public and private that are replacing Scholastic book fairs," he explained.  "When we first showed up at a library to read one of these books with pro-God, pro-America values, the leadership at the library said, 'Our people wouldn't be interested. We're more of a progressive community and we don't align with your values.'"  

"Well, when we showed up, we were greeted by thousands, literally two, three-thousand parents and grandparents and children coming to downtown libraries that families deserted because of all of the violence and the crime and the rioting that was going on the last few years. Why? Because they want a resurgence of first principles and the values that lead to their children's blessing and protection."

As concerned parents seek morally safe family entertainment, Cameron is also launching a new television series for kids.

"Our kids are having an identity crisis in our country," he shared. "They don't know who they are. They don't know where they are. They don't understand right from wrong or even if they're a boy or a girl. So, we want to tell stories that are going to give kids their identity in Christ. They're going to teach them values. Think of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood only modernized with hilarious dialogue, beautiful animation, and it's called Adventures with Iggy and Mr. Kirk. I'm Mr. Kirk and my little sidekick is an iguana named Iggy and he is being puppeteered by a world-renowned creator of puppets who worked with Jim Henson and the Muppets on Sesame Street."

Adventures with Iggy and Mr. Kirk is set to air later this summer and will be available on YouTube, Rumble, and other streaming platforms.slider img 2

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Charlene Aaron
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Charlene Aaron serves as a general assignment reporter, news anchor, co-host of The 700 Club, co-host of 700 Club Interactive, and co-host of The Prayerlink on the CBN News Channel. She covers various social issues, such as abortion, gender identity, race relations, and more. Before joining CBN News in 2003, she was a personal letter writer for Dr. Pat Robertson. Charlene attended Old Dominion University and Elizabeth City State University. She is an ordained minister and pastor’s wife. She lives in Smithfield, VA, with her husband.