Criminal defence lawyer explains what to do about sexually explicit books in schools

Seasoned criminal defence lawyer Karen Bastow sheds light on the best legal actions concerned parents can take to push back against sexually explicit materials being presented in today's schools.

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In recent years, schools across North America have become infected with sexually-explicitly books “for kids.”

The educators who make such sexual orientation and gender identity materials available for students claim the resources help educate students about diversity and inclusivity. Meanwhile, many of the parents and other citizens who oppose them consider the books to be pornographic, inappropriate and even unlawful.

What does the law say about such reading materials? Are children and adolescents being given pornography, handpicked for them by their schools? What legal action can be taken by those concerned about such books and against whom?

In today’s report, I sit down to interview an experienced criminal defence lawyer to help answer those important questions.

Karen Bastow with David G Milburn, Trial Lawyers has represented many accused of horrific crimes including child sexual assault and kidnapping. Additionally, for some of her cases Bastow has endured the disturbing task of reviewing child pornography, and thus has a good grasp on the laws that define such a criminal offence.

In preparation for this interview, Bastow also reviewed a report Rebel News recently brought you about a Chilliwack school board meeting that sparked outrage on social media.

During the public participation portion of this meeting Chilliwack School District #33’s chair and school trustee, Willow Reichelt, repeatedly interrupted and censored some of the questions and concerns citizens tried to raise over sexually explicit books and gender ideology in schools.

At one point, Reichelt can be seen muting the microphone while Dr. Darrel Ferguson — her former colleague who had previously served as a school trustee — posed a question to the superintendent about what legal stance he has taken in regards to sexually explicit books in schools.

“Dr. Ferguson, um yea, we’re not doing this. There is no illegal materials in our schools, that’s highly defamatory and I’m not going to let you — sorry, too bad” Reichelt declared shortly before requesting Ferguson be escorted out of the meeting.

Since reviewing the report, Bastow has taken the time to examine the laws and code of conduct pertaining to four Lower Mainland school boards, including Chilliwack's.

Watch the video report to hear Bastow’s detailed explanation on how these books are likely to be defined in the eyes of the law and for a specific course of action parents wishing to challenge the presence of these materials in schools can take.

If you’re tired of schools using tax dollars to teach gender confusion and sexual agendas, sign and share our petition at And if you appreciate that Rebel News keeps you informed about important issues like the sexual indoctrination of children, please also donate here to make our journalism possible.

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