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comment by tacocat
tacocat  ·  415 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 5, 2017

I think the US courts ruled them to be a religious group so if you're sentenced to meetings you can go to Smart or any other recovery group. Which almost always means all AA or mostly AA. Tricky little loophole that ruling.

someguyfromcanada  ·  414 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You are right but IIRC AA argued in those cases that it was not a religious group because the modern drafting a the 12 Statements (?) had moved away from the original wording to be inclusive to atheists. In the Toronto case they didn't even bother to pretend that was the case.