Amazon pulls book then puts it back, 'Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality', by Linda Harvey telling parents to ignore their gay kids

  • metta

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    Jan 02, 2014 5:52 PM GMT
    Amazon pulls book telling parents to ignore their gay kids

    Written by notorious anti-gay radio host Linda Harvey, the book tells parents to ignore their children when they say they're gay
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jan 02, 2014 6:26 PM GMT
    That's unfortunate for her, but she has little recourse as Amazon has the right to refuse to sell her book.

    As for refusing to sell such garbage, I think Amazon made a good decision in so far this is an expression of where Amazon stands on the issue.
  • Menergy_1

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    Jan 02, 2014 6:41 PM GMT
    Basis: violation of Amazon's terms of service, hate speech, etc. I heard there were some heated comments and her replies on the Amazon site in the reviews -- but all that has disappeared along with the book.

    Refusing to list and sell such a book is the business' right and within its terms of doing business; it's not the same thing as a business refusing to sell a wedding cake or do wedding photography for a class of people.
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    Jan 02, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
    Next step for Amazon, A&E, et al.: Establishing protocols to ensure harmful and hateful products never get far enough to have to be "pulled" from their media.
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    Jan 02, 2014 8:56 PM GMT
    Maybe she'll claim her religious rights to discriminate against gays are being violated, and her book will be reinstated. Worked for Phil Robertson. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 02, 2014 9:15 PM GMT
    Her pic scares me.

    Now, I am usually a proponent of free speech, and I haven't read this book, but if the publisher pulled it, I am wondering if there are comments that are bordering on hatespeech.

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    Jan 13, 2014 12:50 PM GMT
    It's baaaaaaaaack...

    And now, with freshly-planted review comments! (Now we see why Loopy Linda pulled 'em the first time! Get that faux PR organized first, dearie!)

    Joe.My.God.Linda Harvey's "ex-gay" book returned to Amazon on Friday, along with a dozen new 5-star reviews

    Amazon commenter-plant"Linda Harvey is one of the great intellectuals of our time."
  • Menergy_1

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    Jan 13, 2014 2:17 PM GMT
    well done, day umm! The two statements you posted say it all! icon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_rolleyes.gif
  • Apparition

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    Jan 14, 2014 12:56 AM GMT
    The look inside has some great quotes from Linda herself

    "things I believed were simply not based on facts."

    "I'm too fat, and I'm not really great looking."

    "There are those born heterosexual, and others are homosexual. It is obvious,..."

    "...homosexuality is just another way of people pairing off romantically, and it's nothing to be concerned about.."

    "This means that ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Pacific islanders, Mongolians, Incas, Israelites, Vikings and so on - none of thes cultures "got it." and more recently, this would mean that West Africans, Irish, Brazillians, Guatemalans, Japanese, Afghans, Somalians, and Australians just arent real bright, or they were evil, or else they were oppressive. Or all of the above."