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Texas pastor bans hair weaves from church

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Posted at 1:16 PM, Aug 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-22 13:16:22-04

A Texas pastor is gaining national attention after banning hair weaves from his church.

Pastor AJ Aamir of Resurrecting Faith Church says women who wear hair weaves have a false image of themselves and tend to have low self-esteem.

In a statement, Aamir 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… 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 acknowledged that he can’t legally ban women from wearing weaves, but he still “highly disapproves it.”