The staff at Resurrecting Faith was told by their pastor, A. J. Aamir that the leadership staff cannot wear weaves because of his personal insight on the costly maintenance. Pastor Aamir has taken the position that women who wear weave shows a false image of natural beauty, and resemble a woman with low self-esteem.
“Our Black people are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I’m saying” said Pastor Aamir.
Coming from the Islamic faith, the 39 year old Pastor was raised in a strict household that has contributed to his paradigm of judgment.
“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.
“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 weave on her head. NO. I will not be quiet about this.”
Pastor Aamir’s perceptions of the reason why women wear weave have sprung an immediate reaction from the online communities.
Demetria L. Lucas, contributing editor of TheRoot.com, wrote: “It’s curious why he chose to berate women for their hair, instead of actually focusing on the problem of financial miseducation or poor priorities among his congregation.”
She added: “Educating his congregation—men included, because most of the men are lining up overnight to buy Air Jordans and spending money on rims have poor financial priorities, too—would be more helpful than attacking women’s hair.”
Pastor Aamir founder of the Resurrecting Faith Church in Waco, Texas acknowledges the fact that he cannot stop women from wearing weaves at his church. He has maintained his position that he does not approve of the increasing desire for women to wear weave.