Kirk Cameron organizes caroling protests in the middle of California’s Covid-19 growth

“I’m getting ready to leave in 38 minutes, it’s T-38 minutes for our peaceful Christmas carol protest,” Cameron said in an Instagram post ahead of an event in the parking lot of The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks. California. “We will celebrate the freedoms given by God, our constitutionally protected rights at this time of Christmas to sing Christmas carols to gather, to gather, and to sing about the birth of our Savior.”

Oaks Mall posted a statement on Twitter on Tuesday: “We do not accept this irresponsible peaceful protest event – however constitutionally protected. We shared our concern and informed the sheriff’s office. I also contacted the event. the planner should ask not to use The Oaks as their venue. “

The mall is located in Ventura County, part of the Southern California region, a group of counties under a mandatory state residence-house order triggered by the low capacity of the ICU. Assemblies are prohibited, except for worship and political expression. The state reports over 1.9 million cases and continues to grow, reporting tens of thousands of new cases every day.

Cameron, best known for his role as Mike Seaver in the long-running ABC series “Growing Pains,” linked his efforts to Sing it Louder USA.

“Do you feel like you’re done with all the warrants that tell you how many people you can have in your house or how you should eat or that you can’t sing?” Houston Pastor Steve Riggle said on the group’s website, which encourages people to gather and sing in protest against “government tyrants trying to control our lives.”

Last week, actress Tracey Gold and Cameron’s “Growing Pains” co-star and on-screen sister expressed concern by referring to the show’s characters in a tweet.

“Checking me with my dear brother Mike. @ KirkCameron As your smartest sister, I want you to know I disapprove. I’m worried about your brother AND your family. He’s wearing a mask. Stay home. Sing later.”