June 2013: Lending the AA name?
Tradition Six reminds us to be careful not to endorse
TRADITION SIX: An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
Is it AA? Many people feel they need not ask. The distinction between what is AA and what is not is obvious, isn’t it?
Not necessarily so. Let’s study a couple of short examples drawn from my own experience.
I was sober almost a year before I realized that certain books were not AA literature, and that a local home for low-bottom cases was not an AA...
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