Is Televangelist Joyce Meyer to Blame for Family’s Murder?
Christopher Coleman, the former bodyguard of televangelist Joyce Meyer, has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his family. Many people consider this a fitting punishment for such a horrible crime — strangling his wife and two young sons in their beds — and are happy that justice has finally been served.
But others wonder if there should be consequences, too, for Meyer herself. The way they see it: She and her Missouri-based ministry are partly to blame in the chilling murders.
How could Meyer be considered an accomplice in such a crime?
First, there’s the issue of her alleged no-divorce policy. It’s believed that Coleman was trying to escape his marriage because he wanted to be with his wife’s high school friend with whom he’d been having an affair. However, he was afraid that if he divorced his wife, he’d lose his $100,000-a-year job as Meyer’s security chief. By murdering his family, he could keep his girlfriend and his job. See? It makes perfect sense.
Then, there’s the accusation being leveled at Meyer and her organization that they should have known Coleman was a threat to his family;