Bishop Oyedepo says Hate speech bill is dead. The Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has stated the controversial hate speech invoice being considered by the Senate is dead.
Oyedepo said the sponsor of the invoice did now not recommend death penalty for killers of harmless humans inside the country however turned into concentrated on folks that might criticise the government with the invoice.
He spoke on Tuesday night at the opening rite of Shiloh 2019, an annual event of the church which entered the twenty first version.
Bishop Oyedepo stated nobody should gag him due to the fact he’s a prophet and he’s best answerable to God.
He said, “Hate speech is one of the craziest ideas. You want to dangle someone for telling you the reality. The roads are horrific and you say that is hate speech.
“You can silence absolutely everyone but no longer a prophet. A prophet is answerable only to God. What God tells him to mention, he says.
“Are we going ahead or backward as a country? Are the roads higher now than earlier than? So, why are you not speaking?
Bishop said, “I don’t recognize if everyone loves this us of a more than I do. I love this nation with passion. I referred to as for a prayer and rapid for God’s intervention to hold this kingdom at peace in 1979. That become the first time I did that.”
The bishop said no matter who changed into backing the killers on the rampage in the Country, they will not escape the wrath of God.
According to him, killings and corruption which should be tackled with all seriousness aren’t taken into consideration to be issues by way of the ones at the back of the invoice.
“Let hands be joined together, the depraved will now not move unpunished. They aren’t hanging killers, they need to hang those pushing this hate speech bill.
“Anyway, that ( the invoice) is lifeless already. If the depraved will not stop his wickedness, God will stop the wickedness of the wicked.”
It turned into introduced that over 6,000 delegates from 35 nations were registered to be a part of the programme as at Sunday, saying many greater have been being predicted to take part in the event which could stop on Saturday.
Ghana recorded the highest quantity of delegates so far with over four,000 worshipers already at the Canaanland while delegates had arrived from Australia, the UAE, Togo, the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The bishop stated even as such a lot of Nigerians have been in search of to tour in another country, the Church of Christ become populating the u . S . A . Bringing people from many nations to Nigeria.