A Waco, Texas pastor recently told his church's leadership staff not to wear weaves because they're a distraction from getting in touch with your inner self. Is Dove's "Real Beauty" ad campaign looking for a new spokesman?
“Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I’m saying” Pastor Aamir told America Preachers.
Also, you can't afford a weave:
“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.”
Of course, some women get weaves to save money — they like the look and don't want to deal with their hair for a few months. And some women — wait, why am I defending the right to weave to a random pastor?
“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 said. Maybe he should take his own advice and get over it. Jesus may have worn a weave, for all we know. Sources say his hair was pretty nice.
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