Newport Beach Bookstore Cancels Book Signing Event After Community Backlash

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Eight days earlier Dr. James Veltmeyer’s scheduled publication signing lawsuit Oct. 30 astatine Lido Village Books successful Newport Beach, CA, the store’s proprietor canceled the lawsuit aft receiving “a backlash from the community.”

“She wouldn’t explicate what this backlash was,” Andrew Russo, a publicist for writer Dr. James Veltmeyer, told The Epoch Times.

Dr. Veltmeyer published his archetypal book, “Physician connected a Mission: Dr. Veltmeyer’s Rx to Save America,” connected April 7, 2021. The publication offers a compilation of editorials, Op-eds, and podcasts helium produced implicit the past fewer years astir captious nationalist and planetary issues similar COVID-19, China, abortion, and the economy.

“Whoever was objecting did not o.k. of the views successful the book,” Russo said. “This was an effort to suppress blimpish constitutionalist American views.”

He said aft 3 months of exchanging emails and organizing the “Come and Meet the Author” lawsuit with Michelle Pierce, proprietor of Lido Village Books, she canceled the programme “out of the blue.”

“Dear Andrew,” helium said portion speechmaking an email speech with Peirce. “In the fewer hours since we person sent retired our email campaign, I person received a backlash from the community. I person decided that successful a infinitesimal of societal and governmental upheaval, the bookstore needs to enactment neutral.”

Russo said successful a consequent last email that Pierce wrote, “As a tiny autarkic bookstore we person to perceive to our assemblage … We each indispensable bash what we consciousness is the champion enactment for ourselves and our business.”

“If you are going to enactment neutral,” said Russo, “are you going to region from your bookshelf any, and all, books that bespeak immoderate governmental constituent of view?”

Veltmeyer hosts a podcast nether the aforesaid rubric arsenic his book. The amusement is disposable connected Spotify, Apple, Rumble, Vimeo, and his website. The podcast was disposable connected YouTube until it was de-platformed due to the fact that of immoderate of his positions connected COVID-19.

“We’re dealing with a monolithic suppression of speech,” said Russo. “We’re dealing with a ruling people that decides for itself what tin beryllium discussed and what can’t beryllium discussed and sets the parameters for what they judge is acceptable governmental discourse.”

Veltmeyer is an award-winning, board-certified household medicine doc and the Chief Medical Officer for Serene Behavioral Health, IPA, and Therapeutics Solutions International. His enactment is published successful the Journal of Translational Medicine and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

In 2018, the California State Senate named Veltmeyer a “California Hero.”

Russo said Veltmeyer volition proceed publishing editorials, producing his podcast, and moving successful the aesculapian field. However, it’s unfortunate they are dealing with immoderate “cancel culture” facet that suppresses the escaped speech of ideas and shuts down governmental sermon and debate.

Lido Village Books was not instantly disposable for comment.

Brandon Drey


Brandon Drey is simply a California-based newsman for The Epoch Times.

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