Excert from article: "On Sunday, leaders in several Mormon wards in Provo and Springville read a letter from Elder Donald J. Butler, an LDS Seventy over Utah South Area, saying that all those who were "called" to help with the initiative were "released" immediately.
LDS spokesman Kim Farah said the Coalition to Protect Marriage's request for help prompted the initial plea for volunteers in California and later in Utah, but "the church has since determined that such phone calls are best handled by those who are registered California voters."
Richard Davis, head of Utah County Democratic Party, was not surprised to hear the LDS Church had decided against using Utahns in the campaign. He said he was shocked they considered doing it in the first place.
"It would be more troublesome for Prop. 8's public relations if non-Californians were making those calls," said Davis, who teaches political science at Brigham Young University. "If a caller says, 'Hi, I'm calling from Heber City, Utah,' that might be a turn-off to a California voter."