I am looking for the author and title of a short story that appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in the late 1980s: likely 1988 or 1989.
The plot is that the main character has a job monitoring for radio transmissions from space in a SETI like program. He is a recovering alcoholic, in a 12-step program, with a number of personal traumas and prefers to work alone on the night shift. He has also become a born-again Christian.
One night a transmission comes in and yes, it's finally proof of an extraterrestrial species but because the religious beliefs of the new church he has been accepted into do not accept life outside Earth, he destroys the information. No one will ever know.
I remember this story so well, but for the life of me have forgotten the writer and title.