Prominent Nigerian televangelist T.B.
Joshua on Sunday claimed to deliver a man from a demon which made him
The exorcism was part of a service
broadcast live on Joshua's own television network, Emmanuel TV.
“God loves sinners but hates sin,”
Joshua, a popular figure in Africa, tells his The Synagogue, Church
of All Nations (SCOAN) congregation. “We should hate the act but
not the people – because sinners can be delivered and changed.
Sinners can be reformed since our battle is not against the flesh and
blood but against the spirit beings that cause these acts.”
Footage of the young man, Tedus, being
delivered is played for the congregation.
“He belongs to me,” Tedus says.
“He is mine and you know it.”
“Who are you to him?” a minister
“I made him gay,” Tedus says.
“What have you pushed him to do
against his will?”
“I made him love men. Instead of
loving women, he loves men,” Tedus answered. “He went swimming
and I entered him.”
The minister claims Tedus in Jesus'
name; he drops to the floor. (The video is embedded on this page.
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The ministry wrote in a
Facebook post that Tedus “testified that his desires have
changed and he no longer has passion for men but rather for women.
He can now pray and read his Bible without distraction and
“Now I am delivered, I no longer have
affection for men but for ladies,” Tedus is quoted as saying. “If
you come across someone with the same problem, you should not
condemn. The only answer is deliverance.”
The service comes two weeks after
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a harsh anti-gay bill
into law that criminalizes gay unions.
“witch hunt” follows passage of Nigerian anti-gay marriage law.)