Last night as I watched CNN, I saw a story on Amazon.com and how they are under fire for selling not one, but MULTIPLE books on the subject of Pedophilia, and I just had to throw my two cents in. I watch the news more than most people I know, and if I hadn't heard about it until now, chances are that others haven't either. The main book under question is basically a "how to" guide for people who "live that lifestyle" and, as the books author states on the cover, "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. 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 lighter sentences should they ever be caught."
I will not give this author more notariaty by mentioning either his name or the name of the book. But I can tell you that I will not be shopping from Amazon.com anytime soon. I believe in the First Amendment, however I do not believe that means that a national retailer needs to sell that book. I think it's irresponsible and disgusting that they would give this author a platform in which to peddle his crazy. It actually hit the Amazon Bestseller's List!!! When it comes to subjects that are encouraging a reader to do something illegal and harmful to children, the retailer has a duty to use common sense over "Freedom of Speech". I am definitely not a "book banner", but there comes a time to make a choice between profits and integrity and this is why I am outraged. Shame on you, Amazon.