A Waco, Tx pastor took it upon himself to ban his female staffers from wearing weaves. He's even gone so far as to discourage his female parishoners from wearing weaves as well.
Here is how AmericaPreachers.com is reporting the story:
Pastor A.J. Aamir recently told his leadership staff at Resurrecting Faith, DO NOT wear weaves. Pastor Aamir feels women wearing weaves presents a false image of themselves and are associated with women who have low self-esteem.
“Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I’m saying” said Pastor Aamir.
Pastor Aamir admits he was raised in a strict household. His mother and father are members of the Islamic faith. At 39 years old, he leads a congregation whose average age is 22.
“Long hair don’t care. What kind of mess is that? I don’t want my members so focused on what’s on their heads and not IN their heads” he told AmericaPreachers.com.
“I lead a church where our members are struggling financially. I mean really struggling. “Yet, a 26 year old mother in my church has a $300 weave on her head. NO. I will not be quiet about this.”
Pastor Aamir acknowledges he cannot legally prohibit women from wearing weaves in church, but he still highly disapproves it.
Resurrecting Faith was founded by Pastor Aamir and is located in Waco, Texas.
I don't even know where to begin with this. I'm just thinking that there is a better way to empower people financially then to rag on their weaves. And for the record, most people that experiment with their hair has absolutely nothing to do with their self esteem and self worth. Some of us, and yeah I include myself because I don't have a problem rocking a weave, like to switch up our look.
I didn't realize that when they said come as you are it also meant without your hair weave. Silly me.