Joyce Meyer testified at the Christopher Coleman murder trial on Tuesday. The televangelist is in hot water with the community because Coleman was her prime bodyguard as Meyer traveled the world teaching.
Coleman, 34, was the chief security guard for Joyce Meyer Ministries. Before the 2009 murder of ColemanÂ’s wife, Sheri, and his two sons, Garett and Gavin, Coleman was allegedly having an affair with Tanz Lintz. Coleman wanted to marry Lintz, who was a high school friend of his wife.
He allegedly needed to get rid of her, so that he could marry Lintz. Joyce Meyer and her son, Dan Meyer, had told Coleman that he needed marriage counseling and that he could not just divorce his wife. It has not been established if Meyer knew about her bodyguardÂ’s affair with Lintz, but the televangelist definitely told Coleman that he needed to work on his marriage with counseling. He was told that he would lose his job as her bodyguard if he divorced his wife.
Kathy LaPlante, SheriÂ’s close friend, stated, Â“They told him that he would have to have marriage counseling and if he would not be willing to work through this that they would have to reassign him to another position.Â”
For this reason, people are judging Joyce Meyer. They believe that if she had not threatened his job then he would not have allegedly killed his family. Seriously? It is her fault that he sent threatening letters to his family anonymously? Is it Joyce MeyerÂ’s fault that he allegedly strangled his wife and two boys in their Illinois home?
After the triple homicide, Coleman requested an advance to bury his family. Joyce Meyer was a personal friend of Coleman, so she sent him the $10,000 that he requested. She also offered her condolences to him, of course, this was way before Coleman was implicated in the triple homicide of his family.
It was unsure if Joyce Meyer would testify as a witness in the case, but it was eventually decided that the televangelist would testify without cameras in a courtroom. Because of the private testimony, the questions and answers of Joyce and Dan Meyer are unknown. Why would she want the testimony aired publicly? People would just continue to criticize and tear her to pieces.
What is wrong with Joyce and her son telling a man involved in an alleged affair to get marriage counseling? It is so ridiculous that Meyer and her ministry is targeted as the reason for this- manÂ’s alleged murders. Do people have nothing better to do with their time than to accuse and point fingers at the wealthy?
Â© Bella Rose 2011
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