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Actor Kirk Cameron reads new book at Indianapolis Public Library

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A crowd packed into the Indianapolis Public Library in order to hear Christian actor and author Kirk Cameron read his new book “As You Grow.”

The reading comes just a week after Cameron, 52, claimed in an open letter that he was denied a story hour based on his skin color and the religious beliefs included in his book.

The library refutes these claims, saying they do not “discriminate based on race, religion, or any other protected status when considering these partnerships,” in a statement to News 8.

Donna Funderburk, an Illinois resident at Cameron’s event, told News 8, “I never thought I would have the opportunity to see him speak or hear his reading. I saw he was going to be here and I’m just thrilled to be here but very disappointed that they haven’t given him a larger venue with the turnout of people.”

Cameron as a youth was on the cast of the TV show “Growing Pains.”