Christian authors who once identified as gay or lesbian are highlighting the double standard Amazon is applying by removing their books from the platform while continuing to sell titles that promote pedophilia.
Restored Hope Network Executive Director Anne Paulk and pastoral counselor Joe Dallas both saw their books removed from the retail giant. Amazon told some authors that their books, which detail how Jesus transformed their lives and sexual identities, were in “violation of our content guidelines.”
Paulk, the author of Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction, said in a statement to The Christian Post on Thursday that she’s not surprised books like her’s and Dallas’ have been banned by the retailer.
“But it is literally criminal what the site still offers for sale,” she said.
Among the books that remain available on the platform is an academic work titled Pedophilia and Adult-Child Sex: A Philosophical Analysis by Stephen Kershnar, which amounts to a defense of the sexual exploitation of children and calls into question its moral status. Kershnar is a distinguished teaching professor in the philosophy department at the State University of New York at Fredonia.
The description of the book on Amazon notes that it’s “not clear” whether expressions of disgust and judgments against such sexual practices are justified, whether moral or aesthetic.
The book goes on to compare the revulsion some experience when they consider adult-child sexual activity to the disgust others experience when viewing images of obese people having sex.
Amazon also continues to sell Daddy, this is so…Wrong: A Big Collection of Taboo Short Stories, which is a collection of sexually explicit fiction promising that “forbidden relationships between the hunk of the house and the sexy brat don’t get more detailed than this.”
Paulk’s and Dallas’ books were removed from Amazon along with the works of Catholic attorney David A. Robinson, and the late Catholic psychologist Joseph Nicolosi as a result of a petition by gay activist Rojo Alan.