Rev. Samuels: Joseph Michael Lasile - a man, like us, beloved in the eyes of God… challenged, by the traits that God bestowed. Such a split can divide a man in two, but not Joseph - he lived as one man his whole life, despite the inequality, despite the hate. He took his own life not for loving wrong, but for loving too much. Some will say he died a cowardly death - but he lived a courageous life. Let’s remember that.