Louisiana Pastor Commits Suicide, Citing Ashley Madison Leak [VIDEO]
A Louisiana pastor has committed suicide, citing the Ashley Madison leak in his suicide note.
John Gibson, a pastor and a seminary professor at New Orleans Theological Baptist Seminary, committed suicide on August 24th, just six days after the leak of names from the cheating website Ashley Madison. His wife Christi was the one who discovered his body.
"He talked about depression. He talked about having his name on there, and he said he was just very, very sorry," Christi told CNN Money. "What we know about him is that he poured his life into other people, and he offered grace and mercy and forgiveness to everyone else, but somehow he couldn't extend that to himself."
People close to Gibson said that he was a great teacher with an equally-as-great sense of humor, but he had struggled with addiction and depression in the past. His wife said that it's not likely that he would've lost his job because of the hack, and his remaining family has said that they will be more "transparent" with each other.
"These were real people with real families, real pain and real loss," Christi said about the people that were hacked and exposed. But "don't underestimate the power of love. Nothing is worth the loss of a father and a husband and a friend. It just didn't merit it. It didn't merit it at all."
I've noticed that people are really quick to demonize people that were exposed in the Ashley Madison hack. Don't we all have our own demons? I think it's lovely that his family speaks so kindly of him. I'm sure they'd rather have him back, knowing that he was a part of that website.