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At 75, AA wrestles with its spiritual roots

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, Religion News Service… BEVERLY, Mass.—For Alcoholics Anonymous to continue helping addicts find freedom in sobriety, the 75-year-old organization has to reclaim its spiritual roots. That’s the message coming from reformers who say the group has drifted from core principles and is failing addicts who can’t save themselves. But what constitutes the […]

Harry Reems’ legacy far more than porn films, says UM pastor who saw him change

By Mark Heiss, Special Contributor… Most people over 50 probably recall the name Harry Reems, the movie he starred in, “Deep Throat,” and the numerous moral and legal battles surrounding issues of pornography and free speech in the early 1970s.  Harry died the other day.  From fame and celebrity, and $30,000-a-week paychecks making porn movies, […]

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