Pastor A.J. Aamir in Waco, Texas has a problem with faux hair. So much so that he has banned women of the church’s leadership from wearing weaves inside his church, Resurrecting Faith.
Pastor A.J. Aamir spoke on AmericanPreacher.com about why he told his parishioners that weaves are simply unacceptable in the eyes of the Lord. The pastor at Resurrecting Faith believes that the devices present a false image of women. He also says that they are reflective of low self-esteem coming from women who are trying to be something that they are not.
“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.
It’s easy to see why the preacher would come up with such a rule, when you consider his upbringing. The pastor grew up in a strict Islamic household, one that didn’t mess around. The pastor says that women should focus more on developing their minds, not just focusing on their appearance.
“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.
Pastor Aamir cited members of his congregation having financial troubles yet still managing to get $300 weaves as a problem. No one tell him about Foxy Brown dropping $900 on a weave, and allegedly skipping out on the bill.
Do you think the pastor is overstepping his bounds or do you agree? Do hair extensions count or no? What about struggle braids?