Ashley Madison is not your usual website. For your information, its former CEO who recently quit was known as “The King of Infidelity,” It allows married couples to have an affair with its motto: ‘Life is short. Have an affair.’
Somewhere in August, the site had its day in the hands of hackers who accessed details of over 30 million clients and dumped them online.
They sent shivers among men and women. I mean, who on earth would want to be busted cheating and married?
From men of cloth to military service men and women, the expose literally had no mercy.
A few weeks after the hack by group calling itself Impact Team, the ripple effects of the expose are just overwhelming, with victims yet to come to come to terms with the cheating reality about their private lives now in public. People are committing suicide and biding the world a farewell because of Ashley Madison.
John Gibson was a pastor and seminary professor. When he wasn’t teaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, one of his favorite pastimes was fixing cars.
He was married with two children. His daughter, Callie, was teaching in front of 250 college students when she got the call. Her father had killed himself.
It was August 24, six days after hackers exposed the names of millions of people who had signed up for Ashley Madison, the notorious site for those seeking affairs. Gibson’s name was on the list.
His wife, Christi, discovered her husband’s body and she has a message for the 32 million people exposed and their communities.
“These were real people with real families, real pain and real loss,” she says. 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.”