Popular Nigerian Pastor’s Christian television channel, Emmanuel TV, owned by Pastor TB Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations has been suspended on YouTube.
The suspension was announced by the pastor on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
He said the channel was suspended over a video said to contain hate speech.
“Emmanuel TV YouTube suspension: Our mission is to share the love of God with everyone – irrespective of race or religion – and we strongly oppose all forms of hate speech! We have had a long and fruitful relationship with YouTube and believe this decision was made in haste,” he tweeted.
On his verified Facebook page, the pastor urged Nigerians to raise their concerns over his channel’s suspension on other social media platforms.
In the video clip, the pastor was seen prophesying that a man was possessed by a strange spirit and requested that he should come out. He was also heard saying, “God hates sin, not sinners”. The statement allegedly triggered YouTube to tag it as “hate speech”.