Whatever some may think, A.A. has no index of forbidden books. A.A. has never excluded priests or sisters or ministers from its meetings even when they were not drunks. A.A. has studied the Bible in its meetings for years. And whenever two or three AAs are gathered together for sobriety, they may, as they have done for years, discuss the Bible, discuss the books they have read, and compare these to Big Book and Step concepts. They may discuss any and every facet of the Eleventh Step and the Big Book comments about it. It may well be that they would catch flack if they were a group of Christian Scientists, Roman Catholics, Moslems, or atheists who exclude others, call themselves a Christian Science A.A. Group, and confine their approach to a Moslem or Roman Catholic view of A.A. But the author has heard there are atheist A.A. groups, gay and lesbian groups, young people's groups, and so on. Apparently, these affiliations have not resulted in evictions, whether that would be justified or not. In short, A.A.'s inclusiveness, does not mean exclude thinking or free speech.