I worry that Paul Sharp ("LDS Church is a protector of freedom of choice," Forum, Dec 5) has spent just a little too much time cooped up in his ward house. His claim that the LDS church is "as fundamental a protector of freedom as exists" is, well, mind-boggling.
We read that roughly 90 percent of Utah legislators are nominally LDS. Although it's possible that they are bad examples of what it is to be a Mormon, these legislators have greatly limited my ability to choose to a) purchase alcohol, b) buy a car on Sunday, c) marry someone of the same sex, d) obtain an abortion, e) adopt a child if I am gay/lesbian, f) learn about sex in school, or g) purchase "medical marijuana."
Mr. Sharp is not entirely mistaken, however: If I agree with everything that the LDS church teaches, then my freedoms are strongly protected!