Amazon Removes Christian Author’s Book on Transgenderism Without Explanation

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Amazon Removes Christian Author’s Book on Transgenderism Without Explanation

By Movieguide® Staff

Author Ryan T. Anderson revealed that Amazon removed his book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” without explanation or warning.  

“I hope you’ve already bought your copy, cause Amazon just removed my book ‘When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment’ from their cyber shelves…. my other four books are still available (for now),” Anderson tweeted.

Anderson, who was recently appointed as president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, said the book was still available for purchase elsewhere.

“While you can’t buy the book on Amazon, you can still get it (for now?) at Barnes and Noble. Given the aggressive push on trans policies coming from the Biden admin, now is a great time to read it. Buy it before you no longer can,” Anderson said in a follow-up tweet.

“When Harry Became Sally” was a bestseller on Amazon before getting pulled from Amazon’s digital shelf. 

The 2018 book’s synopsis read

The transgender movement has hit breakneck speed. In the space of a year, it’s gone from something that most Americans had never heard of to a cause claiming the mantle of civil rights.

But can a boy truly be “trapped” in a girl’s body? Can modern medicine really “reassign” sex? Is sex something “assigned” in the first place? What’s the loving response to a friend or child experiencing a gender-identity conflict? What should our law say on these issues?

“When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” provides thoughtful answers to all of these questions. Drawing on the best insights from biology, psychology, and philosophy, Ryan T. Anderson offers a balanced approach to the policy issues, a nuanced vision of human embodiment, and a sober and honest survey of the human costs of getting human nature wrong.

“People who have actually read my book discovered that it was a thoughtful and accessible presentation of the state of the scientific, medical, philosophical, and legal debates,” Anderson told TheBlaze. “Yes, it advances an argument from a certain viewpoint. No, it didn’t get any facts wrong, and it didn’t engage in any name-calling.

“It was praised by a who’s who of experts: the former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a longtime psychology professor at [New York University], a professor of medical ethics at Columbia Medical School, a professor of psychological and brain sciences at Boston University, a professor of neurobiology at the University of Utah, a distinguished professor at Oxford [University], and a professor of jurisprudence at Princeton [University].

“Make no mistake,” Anderson added, “both big government and big tech can undermine human dignity and liberty, human flourishing and the common good.”

Many people — even transgender people — came to Anderson’s defense and called out Amazon.  

Dispatch writer David French called the decision “absurd and unacceptable,” and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat claimed Amazon was “conducting an experiment in what they can get away with.”

Others on Twitter said: