Bishop David Oyedepo described the controversial Hate Speech Bill as a ‘crazy idea’, while speaking on Shilo opening day in 2019.
The Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel was of the opinion that the proposed Hate Speech Bill is aimed at silencing Nigerians.
Oyedepo further clarified that when one says something truthful, proponents of the bill may term it a ‘Hate Speech’.
Oyedepo said “Hate speech is one of the most crazy idea ever. So if the road is bad, we should say it is good?
“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.”