We are amused and disappointed that most readers are concerned primarily with abortion and gay marriage. There are so many other issues at stake. What about education and the failures of No Child Left Behind? What about fair trade and a living wage? What about entering war on false pretenses? What about denouncing torture because we are supposed to be the good guys? Not all Mormons share the Republican view of these issues.

The Deseret News recently printed an editorial (June 13) about how high the U.S. mortality rate is, and it ignorantly placed the blame on American health habits, conveniently leaving out how the countries with the lowest mortality rates also have universal health care.

Barack Obama represents more of our views and values than John McCain, and we are LDS.

Bryan and Alisa Terry

Orem