Feeds

Amazon.com, sodomy and the lash

Rudes vs Prudes

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Letter :

Re: Sodomites overrun Amazon.com

Dear Mr. Orlowski:

Thanks for your story regarding the curious Amazon.com juxtaposition of my book with Pat Robertson's *Six Steps to Spiritual Revival*:

Most of the other stories on this incident mentioned Pat Robertson and the title of his book quite prominently yet euphemized the title of mine or otherwise omitted the names of the book and author. So I appreciate your thoroughness in reporting this story.

Although Amazon "cleaned up" the Robertson book page, mine still lists a recommendation for the *Holy Bible: King James Version: Standard Text Edition* instead of my book, and Dr. Seuss' *Hop on Pop* in addition to mine. This seems foolish on Amazon's part, don't you think? Or at least hypocritical.

In the case of the PlanetOut news article it seems particularly spineless of a gay news site to avoid the word "anal" although they mention the Robertson book by name.

To add to the irony, when I clicked to the PlanetOut article, it was featured next to an ad offering T-shirts reading "pitcher" and "catcher" (as in top and bottom positions for men having anal sex).

Best regards,

--Bill Brent, author of *The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Men* (Cleis Press, ISBN 157344121X)

BlackBooks




Thanks Bill.

David McCannon noticed some possible retaliation with this item. While Martin Powell (and many others) have drawn attention to this item. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Flaming drone batteries ground commercial flight before takeoff
Passenger had Something To Declare, instead fiddled while plane burned
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy
Apple's chief designer forgot one crucial point about overpriced bling
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.