The world's largest online bookseller is being accused of banning faith-based books on how to heal from unwanted same-sex attractions, but continuing to peddle books that normalize pedophilia.
Anne Paulk of Restored Hope Network is author of Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction – a book intended to help women who are struggling with same-sex attraction and want to find out how to live out their faith with integrity. But it has been banned from Amazon Marketplace, along with dozens of others on the same topic.
"Amazon is choosing to banish religious-oriented books that are helpful and hopeful and even encouraging for those who want to leave homosexuality – who themselves have that as a goal," Paulk explains to OneNewsNow. "They are prohibiting a moral view, a Christian orthodox view, from the marketplace – and it is the world's largest online marketplace."
Yet, according to Paulk, one can find on Amazon a collection of pornographic stories about incest with young children or a book defending adult-child relationships – resources Paulk says "are actually illegal."
The banning of her book, says the executive director of Restored Hope Network, is hurting her ministry and keeping help from those who want it.
"There are probably about a dozen or more books that have been banned at this point by Amazon Marketplace," she adds. "And so what I see is a trend to solidify a negative worldview based out of lies, essentially [stating] that 'help leaving homosexuality' is harmful and only 'embracing or affirming homosexuality' is to be allowed."
Editor's note: At press time, a search on Amazon for the book title "Restoring Sexual Identity" returns seven book titles – none of which are Paulk's book, and four of which are "Anne of Green Gables" titles.