NEW YORK (CBS/WCBS/AP) Amazon.com has apparently pulled a self-published book defending pedophiles from its website and Kindle e-book store.
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 targets of retaliation. It was sold as an electronic book available for Amazon.com's Kindle e-reader.
"Never attempt to exert any authority over your youthful lover," a passage of the book reads.
"There are some forms of physical affection with minors...which are not illegal," the book explains.
Jennifer March-Joly, executive director of the New York-based Citizens Committee for Children, told CBS affiliate WCBS that she is outraged not only at the author but also at Amazon.
"Whoever is making decisions at Amazon really should think twice about what they allow people to download and distribute," March-Joly told WCBS. "Profits should not override the necessity of keeping children safe."
Before removing the book, Amazon.com issued the following statement: "Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable...however, we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions."
The following is a product description of the book on Amazon.com: "This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian [sic] 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 [sic] sentences should they ever be caught."