The Religious Test shown at USU

One year before Americans head to the polls for the 2012 presidential election, nearly 20 percent of the population admitted they would not vote for a Mormon. The Utah State University Religious Studies Program will screen a film “The Religious Test” that explores this phenomenon on Tuesday, October 2 in Old Main Room 225.

The public is invited. The screening and question and answer session runs from 5:15 to 7 p.m. The filmmakers will be on hand for the discussion.

Independent filmmakers Trevor Hill and Michael Potter produced the documentary to explore why one in five Americans say they will not support a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the nation’s top office.

“The Religious Test” is an attempt by Hill and Potter to explore religious intolerance in contemporary America. Both attended college at Utah universities and signed on to explore historical bias against Mormon political candidates after a 2011 Gallup poll revealed the public’s wariness to vote for a Mormon president.

For more information about the film, <a target=”_blank” href=”http://thereligioustest.com/”>click here.</a>

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