James Lopez of the National Review Online reports Amazon denied his substantive review of the book, Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters.
His review: “Clearly, this scholarly text shows that those who hold the view of marriage between a man and a woman, do indeed have a rational basis for defending the proposition: marriage should not be redefined. This scholarly text provides a rational, philosophical and jurisprudential defense of marriage between a man and a woman. It is a must read for all sides. Even if you don’t agree with their conclusions, you cannot dismiss this book because the arguments they raise are powerful and logical, unless of course, one is not interested in truth. This book not only explains the nature of marriage, but provides a handful of arguments for why the state recognizes this institution, namely, it has an interest in the well-being of children. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it.”
Amazon: “Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines.”
Mr. Lopez points out “…though they gave me the link to said guidelines, they did not explicitly state how my review failed to adhere to them. Although presently there are four other positive reviews of Conjugal Union, one negative review definitely stands out. Entitled “Second verse same as the first. Pure anti-gay venom,” the review clearly does not adhere to the guidelines (indeed, it does not even have “verified purchase” status), yet Amazon published it.
We can’t know where Amazon falls on this issue unless clearly stated, but it is becoming increasingly clear we as a people- and businesses and corporations, are being pushed to the point of declaration. I wonder if we won’t all look back one day and realize this was, in fact, the Valley of Decision.
“Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself but because it contradicts them.” -Unknown