A Waco, Texas pastor is taking his dislike of weave straight to the pulpit. Pastor A. J. Aamir of the Resurrecting Faith church has admonished his female congregants not to get weaves. AmericanPreachers.com reports;
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.
The church itself doesn’t have any social media presence, so onlookers have taken to the article’s comments section with their reactions.
One commenter wrote;
He’s making a powerful statement about the importance of learning to love yourself in the image that God made you. African American women are giving away their power, belittling themselves and making a statement that our natural hair is inferior to the hair of Europeans. Our natural hair is actually beautiful. Can we just give it a chance or do we have to live our entire lives as brainwashed sheep? I applaud this pastor!
Others expressed disgust
What kind of foolishness is this, what does that have to do with living righteous or holy. What does a “real” image look like?
a cult in the making is what it is…God never told us to micro manage people
Ladies, what are your thoughts?