Founder and general overseer of the Living Faith Church, a.k.a. Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has reacted to the controversial hate speech bill, seeking to ‘supposely’ address the issues of discrimination, hostility and violence in Nigeria.
Speaking at Shiloh 2019 tagged ‘Breaking limit, Oyedepo said “Hate speech is one of the most crazy idea ever.”
The cleric, who claimed the aim of the bill was to silence Nigerians, said that no one can silence a man of God because he is called by God.
“You say something truthful about them and they call it is hate speech? You can’t silence a man of God because he is called by God.
“A prophet is answerable to God only, what God tells him he will say. You cannot stand for God and be a loser.
“I don’t know if anyone loves Nigeria more than I do. Imagine they are not hanging killers, they want to hang ‘hate speakers?
“Anyways that is dead already, if the wicked will not stop his wickedness God will stop his wickedness.
Naijaparry had reported that a bill titled, ‘National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches Bill 2019’ passed its first reading in the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
The bill prescribed death by hanging for any person found guilty of any form of hate speech that results in the death of another person.