We're Going There: Religion & Politics on Wednesday's Access Utah

Jan 17, 2012

There are some topics that shouldn’t be discussed in polite conversation. On Wednesday’s Access Utah, we’ll dive right into two of them: Religion and Politics. In the first segment, we’ll talk about a new LDS caucus in the Utah Democratic Party with party chairman Jim Dabakis, and with LDS Dems Vice-Chair, Crystal Young-Otterstrom.

Then, we’ll spend the majority of the program talking about Mitt Romney, the continuing Mormon Moment, the new Pew Center poll, Mormons and Evangelicals, and the limits of American’s religious tolerance and how that affects politics. We’ll talk with Notre Dame Associate Professor David Campbell, co-author of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, and Director of Notre Dame’s Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy; and with Philip Barlow, Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture, and Director of USU’s Religious Studies Program.