YouTube has suspended Emmanuel TV, owned by Pastor TB Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations.
Announcing the news in a statement posted on its official Twitter handle, TB Joshua said the channel was suspended over a video said to contain hate speech.
“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.”
This is the video that led to Emmanuel TV’s suspension from @YouTube as it allegedly contained ‘Hate Speech’ https://t.co/rFDW1FA8js
Our mission is to share God’s LOVE with everyone, irrespective of race or religion, and we strongly oppose all forms of hate speech! @TeamYouTube
— TB Joshua (@SCOANTBJoshua) April 15, 2021
The video titled ‘THE SPIRIT OF MAN IS TORMENTING YOU!!!’ | TB Joshua Personal Prophecy” was about Chetanna Nwabuwa a Nigerian living in Ghana who the church claimed was allegedly possessed by a strange spirit.
The channel, which had over 1.8 million subscribers and 600 million views before the suspension, was reportedly the most-watched Nigerian Christian ministry on YouTube.
TB Joshua also urged Nigerians to raise their concerns over his channel’s suspension on other social media platforms. He made the plea on his verified Facebook page.