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This blog is maintained by the Ruth Institute. It provides a place for our Circle of Experts to express themselves. This is where the scholars, experts, students and followers of the Ruth Institute engage in constructive dialogue about the issues surrounding the Sexual Revolution. We discuss public policy, social practices, legal doctrines and much more.
Incredibly, Amazon just banned a book on the dangers of homosexual sex that it has been carrying for the past 3 ½ years – a book published by Amazon Kindle Direct. Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., called the development “a flagrant example of high-tech censorship.”
The 600-page volume, The Health Hazards of Homosexuality: What the Medical and Psychological Research Reveals, was compiled by Mass Resistance. The book is meticulously researched and includes 1,800 end notes with current links.
Amazon Kindle Direct has stopped printing it. “Unless another publisher and distributor can be found, The Health Hazards of Homosexuality will no longer be available to the public, which is exactly what the LGBTQ lobby wants,” Morse said. “Its goal has always been to suppress science on the very substantial risks involved in the homosexual lifestyle.”
In response to queries, Amazon says The Health Hazards of Homosexuality contains “content that is considered offensive.”
“Offensive to whom?” Morse asked. “How can medical science be offensive? Aren’t so-called progressives always telling us that they believe in ‘science,’ but, apparently, only when it’s convenient to do so.”
Among the titles Amazon carries that it does not consider offensive are:
The Joy of Gay Sex
Tie Me Up (about sadomasochism and bondage)
Punish me! and
Fist Me! Guide to Anal Fisting
“You can see this bias right across the board,” Morse said. “Twitter, Facebook and Google also ban conservative thought whenever there’s an opportunity. More – much more -- must be done to hold institutions like Amazon accountable.”
The Ruth Institute urges concerned citizens to contact U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT),
chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Anti-Trust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to demand legislation to address this neo-book burning.