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Real Reason TB Joshua’s YouTube Channel Was Suspended

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A United Kingdom-based media organisation, OpenDemocracy, has claimed responsibility for the closure of Pastor Temitope Joshua’s popular YouTube Channel, Emmanuel TV, which had over 1,800,000 subscribers and 600,000,000 views.

OpenDemocracy explained in an article that it reported TB Joshua’s activities, which included seven clips showing TB Joshua “engaging in exorcism to cure gay and lesbian congregants of their sexual orientation by casting out the demon of homosexuality.”

SaharaReporters had reported that YouTube suspended popular Christian television channel Emmanuel TV, owned by Pastor TB Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations.

Joshua himself disclosed this on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

He said the channel was suspended over a video said to contain hate speech.

“Emmanuel TV YouTube suspension: 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,” he had tweeted.

But in the OpenDemocracy article, author Kerry Cullinan explains how the American video-sharing site terminated Emmanuel TV “in response to our enquiries about TB Joshua’s controversial exorcisms.”

Cullinan acknowledged that in the clips, after the Nigerian cleric’s prayers, the individuals concerned all testified that they no longer experienced same-sex attraction.

“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,” a YouTube spokesperson told openDemocracy after they reported Joshua to the social media giant.

OpenDemocracy, which describes itself as an “independent global media organisation” whose projects include championing “women’s and LGBTIQ voices”, also revealed they reported Joshua’s activities to Facebook and DSTV, which hosts Emmanuel TV on satellite in Africa.

Joshua’s Facebook Page, which has over 5.6 million followers, remains active, although the company stated specific videos had been removed after OpenDemocracy’s queries.

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I Get Energised When People Insult Me – Oyedepo

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Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo has said he always gets energised when people insult him.

Oyedepo, in one of his sermons on Saturday, said “What people don’t know is that when you insult me, it energizes me and the thing is hitting you.

“I told them at the minister’s conference that the reason I don’t react, I don’t want people to lose their job. When they put me on the front of papers my sons will buy, my enemies will buy so if they don’t sell, or they sack them won’t I be praying for them for miracle job?”

“I have enough on my list for miracle job. Don’t add to it. When they do it I just do as if I don’t know. They just carry on. When they’re not selling more, they write again, they sell more. Amen,” he added.

Oyedepo said there is a grace that made Christians live above discouragement, saying that “one of the vendors was selling and I was coming to Canaanland, there was a hold-up at Abule Egba; he said, “buy”. “We don’t buy paper”. He now brought one that has me only as the major picture at the back of the magazine.

“He said “what of this? I said, “we don’t buy paper”. That was in 1999. I’ve not found out what they wrote there. I don’t have that time sir. Since 1999 I’ve not asked any mortal man what they wrote about me. You’re writing about me, I know me more than you.

“They brought a paper to my house, the editor says he lives in Gowon Estate and so he gave me an advanced copy. I said “I don’t read paper”. He said “it’s free”. I said “I don’t read paper, go to our office you’ll meet one man there”, he is the one who reads our papers.

“Now, I’ve not found out what was in that paper. That was 1996. There is no method you can use to sell yesterday’s paper today.”

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T.B Joshua Reacts To Death Of Pastor Adeboye’s Son

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Nigerian Pastor, TB Joshua has sent a message of condolence to Pastor Enoch Adeboye and the Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG) over the sudden death of Pastor Dare Adeboye.

Dare, the third son of ‘Daddy G.O’, died in his sleep on Wednesday night at his home in Eket, Akwa Ibom State.

Adeboye had sometime last year during his 42nd birthday described the deceased as a miracle child.

According to Joshua, the sad event would not have happened if God did not permit it, adding that He needed no human’s approval to his will.

“God does not need our permit; God’s time is the best,” the cleric said in a live broadcast on Emmanuel TV.

“It is not how long we live that matters but how well we live,” he added

He called on his congregants to pray for God to comfort and strengthen the family and the RCCG.

“Let us observe a moment of silence in remembrance of Pastor Dare Adeboye,” Joshua concluded.

RCCG had earlier announced that burial activities for Dare will commence on Sunday 9th May 2021.

TB Joshua and Adeboye are among Nigeria’s most well known and influential pastors.

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Pastor Adeboye Reacts To Son’s Death

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Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has reacted to the death of his son, Dare.

Adeboye said he cannot blame or question God over the death of his son.

Dare died in his sleep during the week in his home in Eket, Akwa Ibom State.

However, Adeboye urged everyone to always thank God for the privilege of meeting with Dare when he was alive.

Speaking on Friday night at the May 2021 edition of the church’s Holy Ghost service, Adeboye said: “It is well even in the face of crises rather than ‘blame and question God’.”

He added: “Whatever we have is given to us by God, be it wealth, wife, husband, children e.t.c and if it got taken away by God, all we can do is give God glory for actually giving us the privilege to enjoy that wealth or kids temporarily and it is not for us to complain, blame and question God.”

Making reference to bible passage, Ezekiel 24:16, he said, “God took away Ezekiel’s wife and asked him not to mourn over her”.

“What we see as sorrows might be joy in the sight of God, I mean His ways and thoughts are not the same with ours, we shouldn’t forget that both good and bad happen at God’s command. (Lamentations 3:38).

“Finally in all things let’s learn to say thank you father and It is well. God bless all of you in Jesus’ name.

“There is a peace that passes human understanding. It is only God that can give that peace. I thank God that I have that peace.”

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