No Excuse for Hate


Today our hearts go out to the families of those who were killed by an anti-Semitic gunman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, yesterday. The news media has been broadcasting events as they occur. It seems to me that the person who did this should only be mentioned in passing, while the lives of the victims who were killed should be shared with us. This is not a time for politics and sensationalism.

No excuse for hate

Not a political tool

Remember lives lived

Lift them high // show their faces

Erase haters from our view


No excuse for hate

Not fuel for the talking heads

Remember lives lived

Their joy // happiness // and love

Hater’s not mentioned


No excuse for hate

Guard the dignity of those

whose lives were cut short

Let their lights forever shine

Overcoming hate with love



Photos: Dwight L. Roth

18 thoughts on “No Excuse for Hate

  1. I almost felt bad because when I saw the list of victims, I was glad to not see any children among them. I hope that doesn’t make me insensitive. Of course no one deserves to die, and especially not in that way, but it hurts me even more when children are killed that way. I will never understand that kind of hate though, no matter who the victims are.

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