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After being outed on Ashley Madison, pastor kills himself

By Owen Weldon     Sep 9, 2015 in Lifestyle
New Orleans - John Gibson was a pastor and married father with two children. He ended up committing suicide after being outed on Ashley Madison, a website used by married people looking for affairs.
In August, hackers released the names of millions of people who had signed up for Ashley Madison, and Gibson's name was on the list.
On August 24, Christi, Gibson's wife, found her husband's dead body. She said that she had to call her kids and tell them that their father had killed himself. She also said that life doesn't prepare you for such a moment.
Gibson left behind a suicide note, and in the note he mentioned Ashley Madison.
In the note, Gibson talked about having depression, and he mentioned his name was on the list of people who signed up for Ashley Madison, with the note mentioning that Gibson was sorry. Christi said her husband poured his life into other people and he offered everyone grace and mercy, as well as forgiveness, but he couldn't extend it to himself.
Gibson's wife said she thinks her husband was likely worried he was going to lose his job.
The pastor was a professor at New Orleans Baptist Seminary, which released a statement saying Gibson was known for his acts of kindness to the seminary family. The statement described Gibson as being the quintessential good neighbor.
A group called The Impact Team targeted Ashley Madison in July. The group told the site it would release details of their customers unless the site closed down. In August, the group did just that and published more than 30 millions users' details. Detailed sexual preferences, email addresses and physical descriptions were included in the leak.
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