Why Is Amazon Promoting Pedophilia?

Sheri Reed

Pedophilia book cover(Update: Amazon has taken the Pedophile's Guide down.)

No, your eyes do not deceive you. The book cover to the right reads The Pedophile's Guide to Love & Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct by one freaky author named Philip R. Greaves II.

Uck! Makes my stomach turn. Sure, I'm sickened at the mere thought of the existence of a book promoting pedophilia or using the word "love" to describe such a despicable act. However, I'm even more horrified that a popular bookseller like Amazon.com would allow the sale of this book on their website!!!


The description of the e-book from Amazon's site reads:

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. 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 [sic] sentences should they ever be caught.

Oh, I see. So Mr. Greaves has written a book instructing pedophiles how to be nicer when they're molesting and raping children. I see. Great ... DISGUSTING AND DESPICABLE!!! And why would Amazon take part in promoting a book that might get any child rapist a lighter sentence?

This publication is promoting behavior that is illegal, extremely dangerous to children, and frankly, attempts to normalize horrendous criminal behavior.

It is Amazon's responsibility as a bookseller to remove this e-book immediately.

Do you think Amazon.com should remove the book from their website or that, under freedom of speech, they should be able to leave it up? Where do you draw the line on such freedom of speech?


Talk of an Amazon boycott in regard to their sale of this self-published e-book is swirling around the internet (even in the comments right here on The Stir). In addition, a commenter over on Business Insider reports receiving this response from Amazon:

As a retailer, our goal is to provide customers with the broadest selection possible so they can find, discover, and buy any item they might be seeking. That selection includes some items which many people may find objectionable. Therefore, the items offered on our website represent a wide spectrum of opinions on a variety of topics.

Let me assure you that Amazon.com does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts; we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions.

Amazon.com believes it is censorship not to sell certain titles because we believe their message is objectionable. Therefore, we'll continue to make controversial works available in the United States and everywhere else, except where they're prohibited by law. We also allow readers, authors, and publishers to express their views freely about these titles and other products we offer on our website. However, Amazon.com doesn't endorse opinions expressed by individual authors, musical artists, or filmmakers. 

(Thanks, Emmy_Dollface)

Keep us posted if you receive any response from Amazon on this issue.

Image via Amazon


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