Columnist Ryan Cooper of the Springfield, Mo., News-Leader writes that "there is no room in the big tent of the Republican Party or the Christian faith for hate." Cooper, who indicates that he is a returned LDS missionary, also notes that "Christ didn't reject anyone who sought to believe in his teachings. And Abraham Lincoln didn't reject the Mormons, who weren't welcome in the Democratic Party." To read the entire column from the News-Leader Web site please click here.