Waco, Texas Pastor Wants to Ban Weaves in Church

A.J. Aamir says women who wear weaves have low self-esteem and can't afford the costs.

Posted: 08/20/2013 01:02 PM EDT
Filed Under Hair, church, weaves, Beauty

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Women might have to show up to church without their headgear if one pastor has his way. According to AmericanPreacher.com, pastor A.J. Aamir of Resurrecting Faith in Waco, Texas, feels that women who wear weaves are not being true to themselves and are just spending money they don't have.

"Our Black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I'm saying," Aamir said. "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. 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."

While Aamir doesn't have a legal right to force anyone to wear or not wear anything, he can still cause enough discomfort in his congregation to make a woman think twice before stepping into his church with a piece on. Aside from his financial argument, he added that women who wear weaves have low self-esteem and are being false.

What do you think of his "ban" on weaves in church? Sound off in the comments!


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