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Friday
Nov122010

After Pedophilia Book Pulled, More Controversy for Amazon?

Photo Courtesy - Amazon dot com(NEW YORK) -- Amazon may no longer sell one controversial book on pedophilia, but it looks like it's still playing host to other books and videos with similar content.

Days after the online retail giant came under fire for the self-published book "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-Lover's Code of Conduct," which was available for download in its Kindle store, customers and critics continue to assail the company for continuing to sell content that depicts children in sexual situations with adults.

After thousands of Twitter users and Amazon customers called for Amazon to remove the book, with some threatening to boycott the company altogether, the company apparently pulled the book from its online store.  However, some concerned parents who led the protest said the book's removal was bittersweet.

"We initially saw it as a victory, but realized that unless they come out and make a statement explaining the contradictions, it's only a half-victory," said Audrey Holden, an upstate New York mother and co-creator of the Facebook page "!!!Boycott Amazon.com for Selling How Guide for pedophile." "There are other books out there that advocate the same thing."

In the two days since the page launched, it has attracted more than 14,000 "Likes." Holden said she and the other co-creator (who asked to be identified as Kim D.) plan on Monday to launch a new website, ParentsTakeaStand.com, entirely devoted to the Amazon boycott effort.

Among the pro-pedophilia content still on Amazon, Holden said, is the book, "Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers," by David L. Riegal.

The book's dedication says it was written for "those courageous boys and men of past generations who shared love with one another, sometimes with the approval of society, sometimes with only grudging acceptance, and sometimes at the peril of their freedom and even their lives."

It also said it was dedicated to men and boys of the present generation, as well as those "who when they are older boys and men will understand their pedosexual attraction to younger boys."

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request from ABCNews.com to clarify why it apparently pulled one book on pedophile but continues to sell similar books.

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Wednesday
Nov102010

Author of Amazon Pedophilia Book Speaks Out

Photo Courtesy - Amazon dot com(PUEBLO, Colo.) -- Thousands of people on the Internet may be protesting Amazon's decision to continue sales of a self-published book on pedophilia, but at least one person stands by its decision: the author.

Philip R. Greaves II, author of the electronic book The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct, said he was aware of the "stinging accusations" online, but argued that his critics are misunderstanding the point of his book.

"They're accusing me of wanting to hurt children. They're accusing me of encouraging pedophilia and all these other things. But that's not why I wrote the book," the 47-year-old from Pueblo, Colo. said. "I wrote the book to establish guidelines so that people would behave in a manner that is non-injurious to each other, for one, and, for two, to communicate the fact that these people who are so different in maturation, etc., that when they develop relationships, they use certain principles that regular people, adults, would be well to attend."

The book, which went on sale Oct. 28 and costs $4.79 to download, has sparked a wave of criticism online, with customers taking to Twitter and elsewhere to ask Amazon to remove the book from its online store and others calling for a total boycott of the company until it does.

"This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certain rules for these adults to follow," the author wrote in the product description. "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."

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News. According to the website Business Insider, however, Amazon issued a statement defending the book's place in the online store.

"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 said.

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