Somebody at Amazon is either asleep at the switch, stuck on stupid or just doesn't care what their customers think.

Amazon is offering as a Kindle download The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure by Phillip K. Greaves for the cost of $4.79.

Greaves says in the Product Description, "This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian rules for these adults to follow. I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter sentences should they ever be caught."

The first thing I asked myself was, "Is this somebody's idea of a sick joke?"

I checked on Snopes.com to see if this was just an internet legend or something. Nothing.

Next I logged on to Amazon.com and entered a Live Chat with a customer service representative. I copied the discussion and here's a part of it:

Me:Objectionable Content1:07:15 PM
Kimneihoi :Hello, my name is Kim. I'll be happy to help you today. 1:07:23 PM
Kimneihoi :How can I help?1:07:39 PM
Me:Good afternoon, Kim. 1:07:42 PM
Me:I wanted to know if a topic I saw on Facebook about a book being offered by Amazon is correct.1:08:10 PM
Kimneihoi :Hi, good afternoon.1:08:12 PM
Me:The book is called, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure."1:08:52 PM
Kimneihoi :Yes, the offer which you saw on Facebook about a book being offered by Amazon is correct.1:10:09 PM
Me:Are you kidding me? Amazon is offering a book for pedophiles?1:10:31 PM
Kimneihoi :
we'll as per my knowledge, it is.1:12:08 PM
Me:Okay. Thank you.1:12:19 PM
I am absolutely repulsed that a supposedly respectable business is offering a "book" (and I use that word advisedly) that most hardcore porn websites would not touch with a ten-foot pole.

I'm not sure what to say about this, but I've attempted to contact CNN, Fox and the NY Times as well as my local newspaper and TV stations to gauge their interest.

Is this just a free speech issue or are there some ideas and beliefs so reprehensible and repugnant they have no place in society?