Monday, August 19, 2013

Weave And Church Don't Mix #31WriteNow

That is according to Texas Pastor A.J. Aamir.

"I don't want my member's so focused on what's on their heads and not in their heads."

Pastor Aamir has told the women in his church not to wear weave anymore. Being the pastor at Resurrecting Faith, located in Waco, Texas, he feels it takes away from the purpose of being in the church. He also sees weave as a financial burden burden. 

"I lead a church where our members are struggling financially. I mean really struggling. Yet a 26 year old mother in my church has $300 weave on her head." 

The pastor has a point. No matter how much we are struggling, we women will spend every dime we have on getting our hair done. Actually according to the Florida Courier as of 2012 black hair care and cosmetics is a $9 billion business. You can click the link to read about it. 

Pastor Aamir is not the first person to try and keep weave out of the church. In 2010 Pastor Enoch Adeboye enforced several strict rules at his church, Redeem Church in Nigeria (a country in Africa). These rules included no shirt skirts, trinkets, artificial hair (weave), and trousers. He started by enforcing these rules upon the church workers. It's hard to control the whole congregation. 

How do you ban weave though? Actually, pastors cannot enforce these rules. It's illegal to deny people based on what they're wearing unless it's a privately owned place. I think anyone should be able to walk up in a church wearing whatever they want, even if that weave cost $900 and they skipped out on paying. In the end only God can judge them. 

But maybe #blackpowerisforblackmen when a black man can say that he doesn't want women wearing weave in his workplace. 

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