In 1996

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Pastor I am Gay.JPGThis story has the ring of truth. A very conservative church is upset about Pastor, I Am Gay, a book published in 1995 by a local American Baptist pastor dealing with his experiences with gay and lesbian parishioners, and advocating reconciliation. The mayor, a member of the church, looks for a way to get the town librarian to remove the book from the shelves. The librarian resists, threatening to call in the ACLU, and is fired by the mayor, who then reinstates her in the face of a popular firestorm. The town: Wasilla, AK. The mayor: who else?