Emmanuel TV, a YouTube channel belonging to TB Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), has been suspended over allegations of propagating hate speech.

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The clergyman took to his official Twitter page on Thursday to put out a statement where he confirmed the development.

Speaking in defense of the church’s messages and sermons, he wrote: “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 the decision was made in haste.”

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Emmanuel TV, which is said to have had over 1.8 million subscribers and 600 million views, is acclaimed as being among the largest in Nigeria and one of the most-watched Christian ministries ever on the video-sharing platform.

The suspension came after the church had published a video titled ‘The spirit of man is tormenting you’, TB Joshua’s personal prophecy about Chetanna Nwabuwa, a Nigerian in Ghana who was allegedly possessed by a strange spirit.

In 2019, YouTube had awarded Emmanuel TV a ‘Gold Creator Award’ for surpassing 1,000,000 subscribers.

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