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At the time that I was writing Angel… in that period there was so much change in society, and in the church— the church meaning Protestant churches for the most part because it’s a Protestant minister that I am writing about. Between the time that I completed and sold it the Presbyterian church had voted to ordain gay and lesbian ministers and a number of churches were discussing and changing their policies. So at the time that I was selling it, there were a lot of these kinds of stories happening and I was thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, the world is going to become sane before the book comes out and it’s not going to be relevant any more.’

Of course that hasn’t happened. I needn’t have feared.

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— interview with Laura Lee author of the novel Angel on It Matters