Amazon ad for Riegel book
After suffering a public relations nightmare yesterday, online giant Amazon.com removed “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure” from its virtual bookstore – but the company continues to sell at least seven pro-molestation titles that are even more offensive.
One remaining title, David L. Riegel’s “Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers,” drew attention in 2002
when WND reported Amazon refused to remove it amid similar protest.
Amazon also continues to offer four other titles by the unapologetic pro-“boylove” American, Riegel, and two by a notorious Dutch professor and pedophile. Riegel compares himself to human rights crusader Andrei Sakharov in the introduction to one of his books.
In fact, Amazon devotes an entire web page to Riegel and his work. Riegel, in turn, credits Amazon for keeping “Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers” available to the public for nearly a decade.
“Nine years have passed since this volume was first printed, and the book has been out of print for some time now. Yet there are still requests for copies, and when amazon.com set up its “print-on-demand” subsidiary, it was an opportunity to meet this demand,” Riegel wrote in the preface to the second printing in 2009.
After irate customers threatened Wednesday to shop elsewhere and called for a boycott, Amazon pulled “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure” by Phillip Greaves off the electronic bookshelf late in the day.
Amazon.com had initially defended its decision to sell the book before backing down.
“Amazon.com believes it is censorship not to sell certain titles because we believe their message is objectionable,” the company wrote to critics.
Greaves acknowledged in “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure” that sex between adults and boys can be harmful to the boys.
“This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certain rules for these adults to follow,” wrote Greaves.
Riegel, in contrast, claims boys are almost never harmed by “consensual” sex with men. According to his Amazon Web page, Riegel “earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from a fully accredited state college in 2005 at age 73.”
In the first chapter of “Understanding Boys and Boylovers,” Riegel asserts: “There is no evidence to support the idea that all boys are invariably physiologically harmed by consensual sexual experiments and activities with other boys and men. On the contrary, the chapter on the Rind report demonstrates that such harm is very infrequent, almost to the point of being nonexistent.”
“Of course there’s evidence, there’s massive evidence,” said pedophilia expert Judith Reisman. “We don’t have access to every child who’s been raped and tortured, but we know that sodomizing a child is always harmful.”
“Pedophiles quoting pedophiles,” Reisman continued. “It’s like rapists quoting other rapists saying rape is not harmful because every single person who’s been raped has not had a bad experience.”
Riesman dismissed the Rind study as “written by pedophiles, for pedophiles.”
“You can assume that people who have been sexual predators for many years are very mentally deformed. That’s why Alfred Kinsey could say children who were screaming while being tortured were having orgasms,” Reisman added. Kinsey, widely lionized as the “Father of the Sexual Revolution,” recorded data on “sexual” activity of infants as young as two months old in his landmark 1948 book, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.”
Riegel dedicated “Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers” to what he considers the victims of societal prejudice against “boylove.”
” … [T]hese thoughts and words are presented to all of humanity in the hope that together we can move toward a better and brighter world where reason will supplant prejudice, understanding will prevail over ignorance, and love will replace hate.”
Dismissing the risks involved in promoting pedophilia, Riegel invoked the name of the great anti-Soviet human rights crusader, Andrei Sakharov.
“I say now to all, in the words of Andrei Sakharov, ‘If not me, who?'” … “If not now, when?”
Other Riegel pro-pedophilia books available through Amazon.com include “Beyond Hysteria: Boy Erotica on the Internet,” “Could they ALL have been WRONG?,” “We were NOT abused!,” and “Exporting Hysteria: The Atlanta Witch Hunt.”
Amazon also offers “Loving Boys: Volume I and Volume II” by the late Dutch pedophile Dr. Edward Brongersma. A third book, “Sex en straf,” is listed as out of print.
“Brongersma was arrested a couple of times, he was a pedophile, what can I say?” said Reisman. “He contributed to the Journal of Pedophilia, which is a journal written by pedophiles in order to promote what they call a ‘pedophile sensibility.’ They want society to accept sex between adults and children, and they scream at anybody who blocks their access to children.”