Utah lawmakers to discuss crossing of Mormon faith, politics

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FILE - This Aug. 4, 2015,file photo, flowers bloom in front of the Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. On Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, Mormon church officials said they are decreasing the number of missionaries being sent to Russia as part of a series of adjustments because of a new Russian anti-terrorism law. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
In this photo from Aug. 4, 2015, flowers bloom in front of the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City. (Associated Press)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several Mormons who serve as state lawmakers are scheduled to discuss the intersection of their faith and politics in Utah at an event Monday afternoon.

The panel discussion is sponsored by ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of the left-leaning group Alliance for a Better Utah and will be held at the University of Utah.

Participants in Monday’s event will include Republican state lawmakers Howard Stephenson and Todd Weiler, Democratic state Rep. Brian King and Democratic legislative candidate Suzanne Harrison.

Weiler says in a statement that politicians from both sides of the aisle share ideals and values and the discussion will touch on those.

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