Janet has some extensive thoughts about the shenanigans over at Amazon.com. Do wander over and have a read. Suffice it to say, I agree with her and will be withholding any business until all of this has been cleared up to my satisfaction.
Here's the latest: http://community.livejournal.com/brutal_honesty/3168992.html Sounds very plausible.
Amazon's response: http://blog.seattlepi.com/amazon/archives/166329.asp
It didn't target LGBT content, it wasn't a conspiracy, it wasn't a hacker. It had to do with publisher-supplied metadata and user error by an Amazon employee in France that propagated globally, it has been partially corrected and the rest is being corrected.
I agree with Neuro-conservative's comment on Janet's blog.
Or it could have been an accident on purpose. But I don't shop amazon anyway.