BREAKING: TB Joshua’s YouTube Channel Suspended
The YouTube channel for the popular Nigerian cleric and Prophet T.B Joshua has been suspended due to violations of YouTube privacy policies.
This comes after some videos he shared on the platform were considered inappropriate.
In a recent report by the Premium Times, it was indicated that between 2016 and January 2020, the channel posted at least seven clips showing the charismatic Christian televangelist engaging in violent exorcism to ‘deliver gay and lesbian members of his church of their s.exual orientation by casting out the demon of homos.exuality.
The decision to suspend the channel was carried out on April 12 and in giving reasons for the suspension, a YouTube spokesperson said;
“YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit hate speech and we remove flagged videos and comments that violate these policies.
In this case we have terminated the channel.
YouTube prohibits content which alleges that someone is mentally ill, diseased, or inferior because of their membership in a protected group including s.exual orientation.”
In his reaction, the man of God took to his Facebook handle and urged his church members to raise their concerns over his channel’s suspension on other social media platforms.
In the post he made, he said;
“IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Emmanuel TV YouTube Channel Suspension!!!
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!
We have had a long and fruitful relationship with YouTube and believe this decision was made in haste.
We appreciate your prayers and support as we are making every effort to appeal this decision and see the channel restored.”