What does the Joyce Meyer Ministries have to hide?

Sheri Coleman’s family wants to know. The family is suing Chris Coleman for wrongful death, and is seeking information from the ministry such as life insurance policies, safe deposit boxes, pensions, overheard conversations, travel records, and private flight plans. But Joyce Meyer Ministries wants the family to sign a confidentiality agreement. The agreement would allow the church to tell the lawyers which information they could or could not use in court.

One of the family’s lawyers responded to the ministry in writing, “As I view [the draft protective order], if I elect to use any of the materials in subsequent pleadings, memorandums, client communication, press releases, I first must seek the permission of Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc., ain’t gonna happen.”

Papers were filed yesterday to force Joyce Meyer Ministries to cooperate with Sheri Coleman’s family.