Pastor TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations’ YouTube page popularly known as “Emmanuel TV” has been suspended by the platform.
The YouTube page was suspended following a hate speech contained in a video posted on his channel.
TB Joshua called for a review of the suspension on a Twitter post made on his official Twitter page on Wednesday, April 14.
According to him, his church’s mission is to spread love irrespective of everyone’s race or religion.
His tweet read, “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.”
Uploading the video which led to the suspension, the pastor calls on his followers to help spread awareness on the suspension of the channel.
In the video, the pastor was speaking to a man possessed by an evil spirit. He was also heard in the video saying that “God hates sin, not sinners, which apparently led to the ban.
“When the Bible says don’t judge so that you will not be judged’, it means we should hate sin, not the sinner because sinners can change. If you have killed a sinner by judging him, there will be no opportunity for change.
“Sinners can be delivered. We should hate the act, not the people because our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the ‘spirit beings’ that cause all these acts.” He said.
Watch the video below.