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. 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” 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. Source: www.americapreachers.com
So, to convince your female members to not focus on their hair, you focus on their hair. I guess that's one way to lead by example. And because some members are struggling financially, no one else is allowed to spend money on themselves without your approval. Hmm. Well, I'm curious as to how much your suit collection is worth and who approved of that. I guess you weren't too happy with what the collection plate came back with and now you're wanting to tell the congregation to cut their costs. I'm willing to bet if they put that $300 in your pocket, you wouldn't be so disgusted now would you?
The audacity men have to tell women about what they are and are not allowed to do with their own bodies, hair, makeup, etc. floors me. It's fine for that to not fit your taste, but never get so caught up in the authority you have leading a church that you forget who's supposed to be leading you. Pastor.
What are your thoughts?