So Eric Wadley (Readers' Forum, June 5) wonders why the LDS population does not embrace Barack Obama in great numbers? Let's see, maybe it's because his views are opposite the core of the LDS faith? His stances on abortion and gay marriage are just two issues.

Perhaps it's his choice of friends, mentors and spiritual advisers who have been discovered to be racist hatemongers. Or maybe it is his own shady past or refusal to honor the national anthem?

Wadley also has the audacity to compare Obama with the great heroes of the Book of Mormon. There are a few in the book who do resemble Obama, but they were far from heroes.

Tonia Freeman Doussett