Amazon stops selling pedophile guide
A boycott of Amazon is growing on Facebook, to protest the Seattle online retailer’s selling an e-book entitled “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure.” Amazon pulled it from its website last night.
The e-book, authored by Phillips Greaves, was published late last month, according to product details on Amazon.com. It was selling for $4.79 on the company’s Kindle Store.
“This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian [sic] rules for these adults to follow,” a product description reads. “I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter sentences should they ever be caught.”
Pedosexuals? There is no standard dictionary definition of that term. The Urban Dictionary says it’s a non-existent word invented by pedophile activists as part of their ongoing effort to legitimize and legalize the sexual exploitation of children. It’s a term made up by pedophiles to try and make themselves look unjustly opressed.
Thousands of posts on Twitter yesterday criticized the company for making the e-book available, and last night a Facebook page was created calling for an Amazon.com boycott. More than 7,700 people joined the group overnight.
“This is totally unacceptable,” one Facebook comment says. “This is not about freedom of speech. This is a HOW TO GUIDE FOR PEDOPHILES! Shame on you Amazon.com.”
At first, Amazon defended the book saying it was simply a censorship issue:
Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable. Amazon does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts, however, we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions.
The company hasn’t said anything about the reversal of their decision.
Amazon has been in the target of boycotts before. In 2002 it sold a book many objected to “Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers.” That’s still available. But Amazon has changed its mind about censorship issues too. In 2009 the company stopped selling “RapeLay” a first-person video game that includes the rape of a mother and her daughters. Another title that promotes illegal activity is “I Am the Market: How to Smuggle Cocaine by the Ton, in Five Easy Lessons” by Luca Rastello.” Amazon is taking pre-orders on that book.