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Sharpton to Visit Utah Next Week

Sharpton to Visit Utah Next Week

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Carole Mikita ReportingThis afternoon KSL learned he's on his way to Salt Lake to visit with leaders of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sharpton will be here Monday morning.

His first stop will be the LDS Church Administration Building. We don't yet know which leaders he will visit with.

This all began when Rev. Sharpton was debating a couple of atheists on May 9, and made the statement that people who believe in God will take care of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. They all chuckled. Romney said later that day that it sounded like a bigoted statement to him.

Many began calling for Sharpton to apologize. He contacted two Latter-day Saint church leaders, Elder Henry B. Eyring and Elder Russell M. Nelson. Sharpton later said he was sorry if his words were offensive. Since then, Sharpton has wanted to travel to Salt Lake and meet personally with church leaders. That will happen Monday.

He will also broadcast his daily radio show from Salt Lake, then tour Temple Square. We will cover Rev. Sharpton's visit and bring that to you Monday.

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