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Amazon is selling a guide to pedophilia for the Kindle

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The holidays are coming up readers, and I know what you're thinking: what should you get for the pedophile in your life? Jail, definitely. Jail is the best option. But Amazon has some alternatives, like The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure, now available for the Kindle. I'm going to assume this was self-published, based on both reason and the author's description:

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.

(sic) all over the place, of course. Obviously I was making jokes up there, but just to be clear: this is terrible and awful and the author, Phillip R. Greaves 2nd (sic), sounds absolutely insane if he thinks children will be safer if we just establish a few "ground rules," I guess, when it comes to molestation. Also: if you want to appeal to the better nature of pedophiles, the thing to appeal is that they don't molest anyone!

So, Amazon is shutting this down immediately, right? Eh… not exactly. A commenter on Business Insider reported getting this response from the company:

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.

The question now, apparently, is whether or not this book does break any laws, which it very well may. Until that's figured out, though, it looks like the ebook (ugh, sorry) will remain available.