What Is a Group Conscience?
"For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern."
— Sex Addicts Anonymous, p. 79
“The Second Tradition builds on the principle of SAA unity: in all aspects of the
program, our wisdom derives from the group, not from any single individual. This
tradition also builds on the principle of humility: our best group decisions are guided by
our reliance on a loving Higher Power, rather than on natural intelligence, special
expertise, personal power, or skill at debate. This ideal of basing our group decisions on
spiritual principles rather than personal opinion or power is a different way than we may
be used to. We discover that in SAA, no single member has authority over any other SAA
member, but that God has ultimate authority over us all.
Group Conscience Meeting Minutes