Quantcast

Gay Teen’s Mom Claims Michigan Pastor Encouraged Suicide

Matthew Makela, the recently outed anti-gay pastor is now under fire. A mother of a member of his parish has now come forward with information that he encouraged her teenage son, who was gay, to commit suicide. He told the teen that since he was going to wind up in hell, he should just go ahead and kill himself.

This statement emerged after it was reported earlier in the week that the Midland, Michigan pastor used the networking app – Grindr – to chat and solicit sex with other men. The church where Makela worked – until issuing his resignation on Monday – issued a formal statement that urged people not to read anything further regarding Makela or the “sin” he committed.

According to the statement released by St. John’s Lutheran Church, “The details of sin that have been kept confidential are being posted online by those who seek to do harm to the Makela family and to St. John’s.” The statement continued on to read, “This is taking an already difficult situation and making it even more painful. I write this to you to warn you that you may be confronted with details of the sin, and to remind you that sin is never pretty.”

Yet, according to a number of members of the parish, Makela did horrible things and the church and people are better off now that he has left.

Photo: New York Daily News

Tell Us What You Think

More Fab Stories

A mother of two struggling with an injury and cancer was in despair. Her roof was so bad that it was raining in her child's room. She sought help...

One Chicago woman racked with white guilt felt that she had to do something to start making amends to the African-American community. She came up...

Our nation’s political discourse has been on the decline for quite a while, but it hit a new low this week. This week, we’ve received further...

It seems Lindsay Lohan's days of causing controversy are never going to be behind her. In a recent video, she stirred up a firestorm by defending...

A floodgate has opened up in Hollywood, and victims are no longer remaining silent. For years, people afraid to speak up about sexual harassment,...

Latest Fab Stories

Chelsea Handler has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, and she’s had a rather large megaphone to get her thoughts out there via...

The scary season is here, and that means it’s time to pick out our costumes and make sure we’re stocked to the gills with candy for trick or...

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has brought the topics of sexual assault and harassment into the spotlight. There have been a ton of passionate takes...

A couple from Indiana took a trip to visit Longboat Key in Florida, and planned their stay at an Airbnb. During their stay, the man noticed...

A woman from New York went to the doctor to complain of pains in her stomach. The doctor ordered medical scans and made a startling discovery:...