I wish that I was more surprised by this. Amazon published a handbook for pedophiles as an eBook. It caused an uproar on the social networks; there is a call for a boycott. Amazon’s response was to defend publishing the book on the grounds of freedom of speech.
FYI it does seem that they have, at least for now, pulled the book from their site.
Anyway here is the story from MSNBC:
“NEW YORK — Amazon is selling a self-published book defending pedophiles, sparking discussions about the retailer’s obligation to vet items before they are sold in its online stores, and threats of boycott from Amazon customers if the book is not removed.
The book, ” The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct” by Philip R. Greaves II, offers advice to pedophiles afraid of becoming the center of retaliation. It is an electronic book available for Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle e-reader.
The author’s description (misspellings included) reads:
“This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian 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 sentences should they ever be caught.” Read the rest here.
Sigh. But what do we expect when Planned Parenthood actively promotes sex to young children through our public education system.
Now I am not, generally speaking, for censorship. But there has to be limits to what is acceptable free speech. The problem is that we no longer agree on a minimum standard of what is acceptable. Protecting child predators must come before the right to publish.
This is a direct result of a culture that denies objective truth. When there is no truth, when there is no right and wrong, everything becomes acceptable. Common sense goes out the window. Common sense is not very common any more.
The good news is that the majority of people can still see that there is something wrong with promoting pedophilia.
But I have been convinced, for a very long time, that the only reason why sex with children hasn’t begun to become acceptable is because of the sex scandals in the Catholic Church. How would it be possible to condemn the Church?
God does indeed bring good out of great evil.