WSU History Series Tackles Mormonism and the Presidential Election

OGDEN, Utah – Two historians will take an in-depth look at how Mormonism has been portrayed by both the press and the public during the current presidential campaign. They will both lecture on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center. 

Craig Foster will discuss “Mitt Romney: GOP Presidential Nominee and the Continuing Mormon Question.” Newell Bringhurst will present “The Media and Three 2012 Presidential Contenders With Mormon Connections: Jon Huntsman, Rocky Anderson and Roseanne Barr.” 

Foster is the author of two books, including “A Different God? Mitt Romney, the Religious Right, and the Mormon Question.”  He works at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. 

Bringhurst is the author of nine books, including “The Mormon Quest for the Presidency.”  He is a retired history and political science teacher at College of the Sequoias. 

The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by WSU’s Department of History, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Alumni Association and the Weber Historical Society.

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