Among the victims of the despicable Charleston shooting was 74-year-old retired pastor Reverend Daniel L. Simmons Sr. In the wake of his death at a local hospital, granddaughter Alana Simmons stated:
“Although my grandfather and the other victims died at the hands of hate … everyone’s plea for your soul is proof that they lived in love. Hate won’t win.”
Today, those last three words are bannered across a number of U.S. newspaper front pages. Words to mourn by; words to live by; words to take action by. RIP.
"Hate Won't Win". This city, these people prove this headline. We spoke to a Pastor today who told us… https://t.co/bBel2O4pOB
— Chuck Ringwalt WLTX (@ChuckRingwalt) June 20, 2015
[Newspaper images courtesy: newseum.org]