Amazon’s Book Report

 

Amazon has removed a book from its site that argued that homosexuality and transgendered identity is a mental illness. The book is three years old and became an issue because Republican Senators had demanded an explanation as to why the book was no longer for sale.

The book is called “When Harry Became Sally” and it was written by a conservative scholar named Ryan T. Anderson. The author and publisher still defend this position saying that “Everyone agrees that gender dysphoria is a serious condition that causes great suffering.”

But everyone does not agree with that. Amazon’s letter in response to this inquiry said this: “As to your specific question about ‘When Harry Became Sally,’ we have chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness….[and] we reserve the right not to sell certain content. All retailers make decisions about what selection they choose to offer, as do we.”

 

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