November 11, 2010
By Dan Boniface
DENVER – A controversial self-published book that offered advice to pedophiles has apparently been pulled from the website that was selling it.
Amazon.com no longer had a listing for "The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct" on Thursday.
A search of the site produced a link to Pueblo author Philip R. Greaves II’s book, but the link now leads to a dead end. The listing apparently has been deleted.
The online bookseller came under fire Wednesday when some of its customers threatened to boycott the site because of the book.
Amazon had issued the following statement Wednesday:
"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."
Greaves had defended the book on Wednesday.
"Every time you see them on television, they’re either murderers, rapists or kidnappers, and, you know, that’s just not an accurate presentation of that particular sexuality, it’s not."
Amazon.com did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.