MIDLAND, Mich. — A parent has come forward with new accusations against the anti-gay Michiganpastor who was outed for his efforts to hook-up with men on Grindr, and says the pastor told her suicidal gay son he might as well commit suicide.
Jennifer Kish is angered over the recent revelation that Matthew Makela, the former pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Midland, Mich., might be gay — not because of his sexual orientation, but because of how he treated her son while they were parishioners at his church,reports WNEM-TV.
Kish says her then 17-year-old son Tyler suffered from serious depression and was considering suicide because he was told by Makela he was going to hell because he was gay.
She claims Makela said that if her son was going to hell for being gay, he might as well go to hell for committing suicide.
Queerty says it outed Makela becuase of his record of disparaging the LGBTQ community, decryingsame-sex marriage and for stating that the “transgender movement is going to assist opportunistic sickos in preying upon children and others.”