For decades, the Scholastic Book Fair has been a staple in a child's educational experience. Parents have always seen it as a safe and fun way to get kids excited about reading. But now, like many other once-trusted parts of society, the Scholastic Book Fair has embraced wokeism and become a "wolf in grandma's clothing." The Scholastic Book Fair is no longer a safe place to send your kids, warns actor and producer Kirk Cameron. He joins Glenn to expose the kind of inappropriate and propagandistic material that the Scholastic Book Fair is now pushing on our children. But Cameron also brings an alternative. He is now helping launch SkyTree Book Fairs, a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing childhood innocence and character through book fairs that inspire the imagination while upholding the truth — and your kids' school can hold one.
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GLENN: We welcome back to the program. Good friend, actor, producer. And dare I say it, activist. Kirk Cameron.
I know, that's a bad word, isn't it?
KIRK: I've been given worse words. I got to keep labels nowadays.
GLENN: But you really kind of.
I think we all have, if you care about what is going on in the country, you can't sit around anymore.
KIRK: No. I think those days are over.
Because there are on the other sides who are not sitting around. They are reformers. They are not sitting on the couch, watching CNN, or Fox, sort of crying about a Republican conservative Christian win here or there.
They're saying, we have a ground it became. And we're relentless. And we're not going to stop. And I think we can learn a lot of lessons from them.
GLENN: Yeah. Scholastic. Scholastic. They have had their book fairs for years.
KIRK: Or 100 years.
GLENN: And we've all grown to trust that brand, as Disney.
And they've kind of gone the way of Disney, haven't they?
KIRK: That's right. That -- that's right.
They are now controllers in part of the woke matrix. And they are so massively influential. Have you ever wondered, when I watch these videos of moms in school boards, screaming and yelling about this sexually explicit content. This nudity, this pornography, coming down to elementary school kids. Where does this stuff come from?
Is it the board members? Is it the librarian who is into this weird stuff?
There's a wolf in grandma's clothing. To use the Little Red Riding metaphor.
And that wolf, we have discovered, is the world's largest publisher and distributer of children's books, which is scholastic.
They're a billion dollar company. Around for over 100 years. They have over 100,000 book fairs across the country. Hundreds every single day, in public and private schools.
And the books are increasingly laced with gender-confusing race-infused. Pornographic. Sexually explicit material.
That you can't even advertise on Facebook. The conservative Christian conglomerate meta. Is even saying, you can't show that stuff.
And those are adult standards. That's not even pointing out the fact that these are images and content for minors.
GLENN: Honestly how is this even legal or possible?
What was the state that just passed the law, if you can't say it on FCC-regulated airways, you can't use it in schools. And I don't understand it.
When these school boards will sit there and say -- as parents, will angrily read a book that their kids brought home.
And they will say, that's not appropriate. What do you mean it's not appropriate?
We're all adults.
GLENN: Exactly. And Glenn and Stu. I want you to know. That I'm not using hyperbole here.
I didn't believe this, until I bought the books. And I read them myself.
I'm holding them up here.
We have welcome to St. Hell.
We have stars in their eyes. Rick, Melissa, George.
All sorts of books. And in there, is literally instruction manuals for preteen children on how to have sex as another gender.
And how to turn your female tiny sexy organ into very own two-inch Willie. By injecting yourself with hormones. You have underage drinking. Clothes off in bed.
You have scars from top surgery breast removal. Pictures. Drawings. Cartoons.
GLENN: Made for what age?
KIRK: These are for eight to 12. Then it goes younger, when it gets into books like Julianne is a mermaid. Where you have a grandmother what can only be described by me as grooming her grandson to explore the world of drag.
These are for little kids. These are like kindergarten, first grade stuff.
STU: Oh, gosh.
GLENN: So you're now talking about studies from the United States government, that reveal, that you expose children to sexual material early.
You increase their odds of being victimized.
Of going --
GLENN: -- you know all of this.
DOM: If you're a parent. You know all of this stuff. And the fact that there are federal laws, prohibiting the distribution of pornographic and obscene material for minors, because it's harmful to them.
Doesn't go away, when you put it into books like this. And say they're educational. It doesn't make it any less obscene or harmful. So we have to wake up.
And not just, frankly, yell at the school board. They're heavily invested. They haven't read every book in the library. And the books are laced.
It's like -- you get Halloween candy that's laced with fentanyl. You don't necessarily know that it's there.
But scholastic is lacing their books with obscene material in the middle of the pages with benign-looking covers, so they don't even know it's there.
So what we need to do is say, now that we know, now that we're exposing, let's start dealing with the school board. Say, mom and dad, what are you doing? Why are you dropping your kids seven hours a day to be indoctrinated by these people?
Don't you know that the whole point of this is to separate you from your children?
You sexualize children, you drive a wedge between you and them. And they will go down roads, because of their natural curiosity, and their impressionable minds. With teachers who are pushing this stuff. And scholastic former CEO is saying, we are committed to putting more and more of this material. In more and more channels as we possibly can.
In fact, they apologize to the leftist organizations, when they pulled back a little bit. In some of these book fairs. And put these LGBTQ obscene other type -- put it off to the side. And an optional product you can order. No. They wanted it mainstream, front and center. So they apologized and doubled down on their efforts. This is Scholastic, the thousand-pound gorilla in this space.
GLENN: So what are you doing? Because you have been great in libraries. You are on this.
STU: Allowing you in libraries now?
I thought that was your thing?
GLENN: They're so inclusive. They don't let me in the front door.
KIRK: You can get in. Because this is America. And there are many, many libraries, that want us to come. So we have two things. I'm doing sort of -- as a proposed solution to this horrible wolf in grandma's clothing.
One, we have created a PDF, so that parents can download the PDF and see everything that I'm talking about.
Page. Book number. Author biographies. All of this stuff.
You can show it to your fellow parents in the school. Show it to your principle. Show it to your librarians and school board members. Make them aware of what's going on.
And then, don't just stick it to them to figure it out.
We have actually created a nonprofit. It was started by a concerned mother. Called Sky Tree book fairs. 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 the nasty pornography. And the race theory. And the race stuff.
And they're about wholesome, good values. And we already have over 700 public and private schools. That have already begun the process of replacing scholastic with Sky Tree Book Fairs.
And the first one is coming up next month, in Spotsylvania, Virginia. First one, public school. Superintendent of the district is so excited about this.
They have gotten rid of scholastic. They are putting sky treatment fairs.
GLENN: This is a public school. Yes. How are they getting away with that?
KIRK: Yes. Oh, because they can. They can choose what book fairs they want or don't want.
The reason why so many private schools go with Scholastic is, A, they're trusted. Right? You think it's grandma. You think it's grandma. You don't know that grandma was eaten up by the wolf. And now he's dressed in this trusted clothing called Scholastic. B, the schools actually get money from the books that are sold at the book fairs. Right? There's a percentage that goes back to the school.
So there -- that's part of their budget.
GLENN: Does that happen with the Sky Tree books?
KIRK: That's a good question. I believe it does. I believe they get funds that come to them, to invest in more books like this, and more programs that reinforce these values back to the other.
GLENN: So first of all, how do you get the --
KIRK: The PDF.
You just go to SkyTreeBookFairs.org.
It's a nonprofit. SkyTreeBookFairs.org. Download the PDF. It's really easy. You can text it to people. Email it to people.
And also, there are instructions there, on how to begin the process of bringing Sky Tree Book Fairs to your school.
GLENN: It's fantastic.
KIRK: Well, it's an option. And this is what's exciting about living at this time.
Glenn, you just said you're born for a reason. For a purpose at a specific time, for these problems. I think that's why we're sitting here right now.
Isn't it mind-blowing to think, Stu. Before the stars started to shine in the universe, God knew that you and Glenn and I would be sitting here. Talking about just such an absurd reality, that we live in.
And then having ideas to do something about it. And we can do it together, and make a difference.
GLENN: You know, what's really amazing to me, is he has that for everybody.
And how many people have been convinced by evil.
That they don't have a purpose. There isn't anything they can do.
That they -- they shouldn't pay attention. Or they will get in trouble, if they stand up for things.
All of these lies.
KIRK: Yeah. Yeah. Because our schools. Again, real education I believe has been eaten by the ravenous wolf.
And replaced with something else. So when you take God out of the picture, you don't have what you're saying. You don't have meaning and identity and purpose, other than, this is how bacteria reacts at these temperatures after billions of years.
Cancer cells. Why discriminate?
Cancer cells from other cells.
They're just trying to survive as well. No. No. No.
There is good. There is bad. And there is purpose.
GLENN: As you're going around America and you're doing these things, what are you feeling?
THOMAS: I'm feeling, that we are living in really exciting times.
Great awakenings. People snapping out of their stupors have always happened, in this country, and around the world, during times of moral collapse. Spiritual apathy.
Economic decline. And political corruption.
GLENN: Yeah. And warfare.
THOMAS: I think we're due for one. They tend to happen about every 50 years. This is what I'm sensing.
GLENN: This Israel thing has awakened. Not just the blood thirst, on October 7th.
But also the blood thirst that's in our own streets. I just people are going, wait. Wait. Wait.
You're for what now?
I think there's a lot of people that were just kind of coasting along. Living on the fringes. That, I will not take a stand. That are seeing things now.
Like, wait a minute. This is not. What's happening here.
KIRK: Yeah, I agree. You know how you have a beer and you kind of have that buzz, that sort of dulls your senses a little bit.
And everything just kind of seems like it's floating along.
I feel like, because of our prosperity. Because of our comfort. And the ease with which we can go through days. And pick up a latte. And uber to the cafe.
We've been in sort of this dull-minded buzz. Not recognizing the essential truths, that if you are not pursuing truth and beauty and goodness, sacrificially, and leaning into that stuff, with everything, including math, history, science, English, and economics and agriculture. You're screwed long-term.
And your children will pay for it. That's what we're waking up to now. People are sobering up.
GLENN: Okay. I want you to go to SkyTreeBookFairs.org.
Get the PDF he's talking about. Send it, and share it with everybody. And then go to your school, and see if you can get the Sky Tree Book Fairs. To come and do a book fair at your kid's school. It is important that we see these trusted brands that have long gone off the beaten path. And gone their own way.
And are actually poisonous to our society and our kids.
We have to see these brands for what they are.
And time is really running out.
It's not too late.
But it is gravely urgent. That you do this now.
As always, great.
BRENDAN: Beautiful. Thanks. Great to see you guys. Thanks. Great working with you.