Pastor A.J. Aamir of Resurrecting Faith Church in Waco, Texas said that women who wear weaves present a false image of themselves and are associated with women who have low self-esteem. In his own words he said, “Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I’m saying.”
The 39-year-old pastor admits he was raised in a strict household where his mother and father are members of the Islamic faith.
He leads a congregation where the average age of his members is about 22 year old, not much younger than he is.
Perhaps that's why he is encouraging them to be themselves. He 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.”
Since members of the church are struggling financially, the pastor is concerned about how they are spending money on weaves. He cited a 26-year-old mother who spent $300 for a weave.
Pastor Aamir admits he cannot legally prohibit women from wearing weaves in church, but he still disapproves of it and thinks it's such a waste of money.
Resurrecting Faith was founded by Pastor Aamir, and he wants the best for his members.
Women have been wearing weaves, wigs, extensions and other hair pieces for many years even though their regular hair often looks better than the false piece on their heads.
Some would say the young pastor has no business telling women what to wear and what not to wear. What do you think? Do you think the pastor is overstepping his bounds by making that suggestion?