After Pedophilia Book Pulled, More Controversy for Amazon?

PHOTO "The Pedophiles Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lovers Code of Conduct," by Philip R. Greaves II is causing a controversy.

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. But 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 for Selling How Guide for pedophile." "There are other books out there that advocate the same thing."

Facebook Group Encourages Amazon Boycott

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,, 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."

Holden said she would like to see Amazon apologize to its customers for profiting from books that encourage pedophilia and explain its review policy for self-published books on its site.

In a statement, an Amazon spokeswoman said, "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."

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

As for Philip R. Greaves II, the author of the original book to stir controversy on Amazon, Colorado police said they checked his background and determined that he is not a sex offender.

Jim Billings, chief of police for the Pueblo Police Department in Pueblo, Colo., said officers made contact with Greaves and learned that he had received a threat from someone who posted his address on the Internet. Billings said police gave him some general guidance about how to protect himself.

Author: Book on Pedophilia Not Written From Personal Experience

When Greaves spoke to Wednesday, he said that his critics are misunderstanding the point of his book.

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