The 39-year-old pastor admits that he was raised in a strict household with parents who are members of the Islamic faith. He also acknowledged that he cannot legally prohibit women from wearing hair extensions in church, but did tell members of his leadership staff to leave their tracks at home.
?Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I?m saying? said Aamir.
But it?s not just vanity that?s got his goat ? Amir says that the prevalence of weaves among his parishioners, whose average age is 22, is also a financial issue.
?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,? he said.
Okay, like we all realize it's not enforceable, but is there an underlying message here? Does the pastor make any valid points? Or, is he overstepping?