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Controversial Historian to Give Lecture at UVSC

Controversial Historian to Give Lecture at UVSC



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OREM, Utah (AP) -- A controversial L-D-S historian and former B-Y-U professor will give a lecture tonight at Utah Valley State College.

Tonight's speaker D. Michael Quinn is famous for his work about the L-D-S church hierarchy and church teachings about homosexuality.

Quinn's presentation is part of a lecture series that was created to provide a forum for Mormon studies scholars to talk about issues related to the church.

Quinn was excommunicated by the L-D-S church back in 19-93. However, according to some sources, he still continues to proclaim his allegiance to church doctrines.

U-V-S-C professor Dennis Potter who arranged for Quinn's visit says he has been getting phone calls from people upset about his speaker selection. Dennis says he chose Quinn based on his prestige and scholarship.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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