Bishop David Oyedepo, founder and general overseer of the Living Faith Church, a.k.a. Winners Chapel, described the controversial bill of hate speech as a’ crazy idea.’ The cleric, who believed the bill’s purpose was to silence Nigerians, proclaimed that no one could silence a man of God because he was called by God.
Speaking in 2019 on Shiloh, Oyedepo said “Hate speech is one of the insane ideas that has never been seen before.
“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.”