From the March 2004 magazine.

AA Grapevine Readers Respond to "Is AA Just for Christians?" Published in the October 2003 Issue

The usual manner

Thank you for printing this very well-thought-out article to what for me has been a hot issue for most of my sober life.

I was first introduced to twelve-step programs in the early seventies through Alateen, when my mother first came to AA. After my first meeting, I asked my father to teach me "that prayer." I cannot begin to imagine what level of pain that must have caused him, but he, like the rest of my family at the time, was willing to go to any length.

-- Leah R.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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