YouTube Blocks TB Joshua After Alleged Hate Speech Against Gay People
YouTube suspends the account of Nigerian pastor, TB Joshua over allegations of hate speech
Complaints were field after seven videos were posted showing the pastor conducting prayers to cure “gay” people
Facebook also removed one of the pastor’s videos where he was seen slapping a woman while trying to cast out demons
YouTube has suspended the account of Nigerian pastor, TB Joshua over allegations of hate speech against gay people.
A complaint was filed by a rights body claiming that at least seven videos were posted showing the pastor conducting prayers to cure gay people.
Social media giant, Facebook also removed at least one video from their platform where the pastor was slapping a woman to cast out demons.
The pastor has announced plans to appeal YouTube’s ban to get access to his 1.8 million subscribers.
A post from the pastor’s church, Synagogue Church of All Nations’ official Facebook account says
“We have had a long and fruitful relationship with YouTube and believe this decision was made in haste.”
TB Joshua is one of Africa’s most popular pastors and he has a strong following from influential people across the continent.
This is not the first time that TB Joshua has been banned. In May 2004 the National Broadcasting Commission banned television stations from showing pastors performing miracles.
TB Joshua was one of the pastors that had his program pulled down from many tv stations.