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A marriage and family therapist intern is trying to convince Google to drop a website from its popular, free blog host that promotes “boy love,” sexual relationships between men and adolescents.
At the top of its homepage, the site explains it’s all about “erotic/mentor/spiritual love between adolescents and adults.”
Harp said, however, that not long after she exposed it yesterday morning, the “Paiderastia” site removed its most recent posts, including one dated April 9.
Also removed, according to Harp, was a podcast – a file with a radio-style report – that mocked the FBI. It was created through the podcast provider Liberated Syndication.
The site now begins with a Feb. 15 post that outlines the “Boylove Code of Ethics,” which includes this rule: “Intimacy with a boy should never develop into a sexual relationship without the boy fully consenting and understanding the social, legal, and health implications of the relationship.”
Harp, who also has a company called Active Christian Media, said that as “somebody who has recovered from child sexual abuse and has been working for four years as a therapist” she got “ticked off” when she saw the “boy love” website.
Harp spoke with a secretary at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., but was told she must go to the company’s help-desk page online and fill out a complaint.
Harp had done that before with another complaint – when homosexual activists slandered her online – and got no response.
Google’s Mountain View, Calif., office has not responded to WND’s request for comment.
U.S. officials hunting child predators have considered websites like “Paiderastia” low priority because they are not explicit. But Harp fears such sites could lure children.
“It plays into the normalization of it,” she said. “The more you have it out there the more it’s available for children to see. Children are easily influenced.”
As WND reported in 2003, Amazon.com sold subscriptions to the North American Man/Boy Love Association’s official magazine, a periodical entered as evidence in a lawsuit involving the murder of a 10-year-old boy. The online book-seller later dropped the magazine.
The publication figured prominently in a $200-million federal lawsuit alleging NAMBLA incites members to “rape male children” and “serves as a conduit for an underground network of pedophiles in the U.S.” The group was defended by the American Civil Liberties Union.
In 1999, in response to an organized protest, the company dropped a book published by NAMBLA called “Varieties of Man/Boy Love.” However, it continues to sell a similar title, “Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers,” by David L. Riegel, a retiree who operates a chat forum for pedophiles.
Amazon.com sells “boy lovers” book.
Amazon has stated it does not endorse “Understanding Boys and Boylovers,” but insists “people have the right to choose their own reading material.”
The bookseller says, “Our goal is to support freedom of expression and to provide customers with the broadest selection possible so they can find, discover, and buy any title they might be seeking.”
Nevertheless, Amazon decided to drop a book called “Varieties of Man/Boy Love,” pointing out it had an image on the cover that bordered on “kiddie porn.” The bookseller argued further that Riegel’s book, in contrast, is not a “how to.”
The previous month, a WorldNetDaily inquiry into Wal-Mart’s sale of NAMBLA’s “Varieties of Man/Boy Love,” on its website prompted the retail giant to drop the title and others of a similar nature. WalMart.com spokeswoman Cynthia Lin said the book slipped through the company’s screening process, noting it sells more than 500,000 books.
As WorldNetDaily reported in 2002, Riegel’s book says men who become involved in sexual relationships with boys “are sincere, concerned, loving human beings who simply have – and were probably born with – a sexual orientation that is neither understood nor accepted by most others.”
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