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Amazon’s Favorite Pedophile Author Phillip Ray Greaves II Arrested On Obscenity Charges

Phillip Ray Greaves II, the self-professed celibate non-pedophile whose book on hunting children Amazon.com long refused to remove, was arrested in Florida on obscenity charges. He mailed a copy of The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct to sheriff’s deputies who ordered it, and since authorities believe the book is not covered by Greaves’ First Amendment rights, they are prosecuting him. In related news, Amazon has removed at least three “erotic incest fantasy fiction” titles, because those books, while depicting intra-family relations among adults, are supposedly in violation of Amazon’s content guidelines, while fictional books about serial rapists, murderers, and Dan Akroyd are still available for purchase. At present time, NAMBLA representatives could not be reached for comment about either story.

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13 Comments

  • VagrantMan

    “…in violation of Amazon’s content guidelines, while fictional books about serial rapists, murderers, and Dan Akroyd are still available for purchase.”

    WHOA!

    Is this article being sympathetic to this pervert? Just enough of a reason for me to remove Queerty from my bookmarks.

  • Jon

    Banning books will lead to the end of our society. We cannot ban books just because we don’t like the content. Where will that end?

  • hf2hvit

    He looks like Steven Slater!

  • Scott

    What does this have to do with the gay agenda? This guys a nasty perv. I’m so sick of us being categorized with these kinds of people.

  • AliasMitch

    @VagrantMan:

    The actual full sentence is:

    “In related news, Amazon has removed at least three “erotic incest fantasy fiction” titles, because those books, while depicting intra-family relations among adults, are supposedly in violation of Amazon’s content guidelines, while fictional books about serial rapists, murderers, and Dan Akroyd are still available for purchase.”

    Which, with that first clause being completely necessary for context, the author is pointing out the fallacy in Amazon’s logic about being reluctant to remove a nonfiction guide about pedophilia while they remove fiction that depecits conesting adults commiting incest. This article is in no way sympathetic to a pedophile.

  • Ryan

    @ Jon

    I’m gonna write a book about locating and brutally murdering all people named Jon.
    Thanks for your comment, I’m glad I’ll be able to count on your support.

  • Devon

    And what exactly does this pervert have to do with anything gay?

    Is there some reason a man who wrote a guide to baby-rapeage is being lumped in with gay news?

  • Nobody

    @VagrantMan, @Jon’s right, this is protected speech.

    @Jon, Amen. Morality is subjective, but laws and societal rules aren’t. This is protected (gross) speech.

    @Scott, you’re the only person who has associated him with us. I’ve heard and seen a lot of discussion on this on a lot of websites and no one has tied this to homosexuals or the community.

    @Ryan, that would be inciting violence. That is historically not protected free speech. @Jon doesn’t have to support you and is not being hypocritical at all. Obscene gross imaginary sex is protected freedom of speech, calling on people to kill people specifically, is not.

    (Which is ironic, what if I tried to pass a law saying we should stone single non-virgin people. Is that protected speech? (what if it’s in the Bible?) but that’s off topic wildly).

  • Nobody

    @Devon, best I can think is, society persecutes deviant behavior, specifically deviant sexual behavior. Though I think this is DEFINITELY an issue of free speech, it has ties to sex and sexual “deviants”. I am a statistical deviant (though I find the description insulting), and so is this guy.

  • cls

    It doesn’t matter what he is. He was arrested by cops in a different state using local “obscenity” law to police written content that they don’t like. There were no photos, no children abused, jut written words. When Souther sheriffs can start imposing their version of “obscenity” on the entire country the liberties of all are in danger.

    “The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.”

    H. L. Mencken

  • Daez

    @cls: Writing a guide for baby rapists doesn’t make you a scoundrel. It makes you a target.

    Seriously, this dude should be in jail, his “book” should be burned and he should be someone’s prison bitch for the rest of his life.

    Freedom of speech laws have NEVER fully legalized pornography, and the USSC has ruled time and time again that anything that deals with child pornography is NOT protected by the first amendment. A guide for pedophiles should be lumped under child pornography.

  • Kyle Michel Sullivan

    Two of my books were removed by Amazon, as well, and neither one has anything to do with pedophilia or incest. In fact, both of them are anti-male-on-male rape novels depicting how destructive such actions are, not only to the victim but to the perpetrator. There IS some raw sex in them, but they don’t fall into porn. And I can’t even get Amazon to tell me why they pulled them, let alone agree to list them, again. I can only assume it’s because the titles are very confrontational — “How To Rape A Straight Guy” and “Rape in Holding Cell 6, volume 2” (they kept volume 1 available in paperback), and a reporter for the Seattle Fox affiliate called “…Straight Guy” porn.

  • Jon

    @Ryan: Perhaps you should focus on writing a book about how ill-bred people named Ryan are able to function in society with no class.

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