LGBT opposition to conservative pastor’s appointment to local government role ignored

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A pastor from a nondenominational Christian church in Mokelumne Hill who has criticized homosexuality from his pulpit and alienated members of the LGBT community in social media posts was recently appointed to the Calaveras County planning commission.

Trent Fiorino, senior pastor at Mokelumne Hill Community Church, nominated by Gary Tofanelli, the elected supervisor for District 1, took part in his first planning commission meeting on Thursday, two days after the Board of Supervisors in Calaveras County approved Fiorino’s appointment on a 3-2 vote.

Individuals who identify themselves as gay or lesbian, supporters of the LGBT community,

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