Lawrence King

We must take pause to remember Lawrence King, 15, who was murdered on Valentine’s Day, “shot to death inside a junior high school computer lab by a fellow student in what prosecutors are calling a hate crime,” according to The New York Times.

“God knit Larry together and made him wonderfully complex,” the Rev. Dan Birchfield of Westminster Presbyterian Church told the crowd as he stood in front of a large photograph of the victim. “Larry was a masterpiece.”

The shooter was 14 years old, and Larry had apparently asked him to be his Valentine.