I applaud LDS Apostle Dallin Oaks' warning about the effect on children of divorce, abuse, cohabitation and single parenthood ("Mormon leader decries divorce, abortion, same-sex parents," Tribune, Oct. 6). We need strong, moral voices to keep our focus on the needs of children, who don't have clout or votes to curry politicians' favors.
Our prisons and homeless shelters are full of the results of poor parenting. Child-rearing is America's future and a great moral issue.
Which is why it is surprising that the 80-percent-Mormon Utah Legislature is content with having Utah's per-pupil funding be the lowest in the Union.