These are not the best of times for Prophet T.B Joshua of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).
His church’s Emmanuel TV has been suspended by YouTube.
A statement by the church said Emmanuel TV was suspended for allegedly propagating ‘hate speech’.
In the announcement of the suspension on their official Facebook Page, the ministry clarified:
“Emmanuel TV’s mission is to share the love of God with everyone, irrespective of race or religion and we strongly oppose all forms of hate speech!”
It added that the Christian network enjoyed “a long and fruitful relationship with YouTube” and believed “this decision was made in haste”.
Emmanuel TV has over 1.8 million subscribers and 6 million views before the suspension. It is among the largest in Nigeria and the most-watched Christian ministry ever on the video-sharing platform.