Pastor Williams Kumuyi, the general superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, has issued a warning to his church’s employees who turn away women who want to attend services but aren’t wearing scarves.
The priest noted in a video that has since gone viral online that some women may have decided never again to go to church because of the way ushers send them home simply for not covering their hair.
Pastor Kumuyi cited 1Cor 11:5 of the Holy Bible, which focuses on the female gender’s head covering. He said that women should cover their heads while praying or prophesying.
“Somebody is coming to our church for the first time. And she happens to be a lady not covering her head. you ask the person to cover her head before coming in.
We don’t know whether the person does not even know God. We confront her out there before she even enters the church. you don’t know if she is born again or not. don’t know wether she does not know how to pray or prophesy and we say stay there by the door. you delay her there and we say you must cover your head. Every woman that prays or prohesis with her head uncovered dishonors her head.
And there are people who will not even allow those ladies to get saved, for those ladies to understand the word of God and those ladies do not know how to pray, they are not prophesing. But we impose rules on her that she must have this ”scarf” now.
If I were the person, I would wonder what kind of church is this? If they treat me like a primary school girl, that will be my last time coming to the church.”
Deeper Life’s Pastor Kumuyi Speaks Against Enforcing Ladies to Cover Their Hair
He also questioned why some church members would wear head coverings for nearly 20 hours each day, claiming that many of them had rendered themselves unappealing to their husbands.
“There are some women who are not attractive to their husbands. Some believe since they are married they are no longer obligated to look good before their husband. There are single sisters that are not presentable. ”
Pastor Kumuyi noted that because of persistent covering there will be “heat in the hair and it will emit odour,”
Women who practice such according to him, “put themselves in bondage because they never read the word.”
He said many of the sisters who insist on the covering of hair might not even be praying in the church.
”They just believe since they are covering their head, they are okay.
If I don’t tell you maybe nobody will tell you. There are some wives who dress shabbily and are no longer attractive to the man. There are some single sisters that are not presentable. Anybody who is looking for the will of God may not be attracted to them.
The Bible says every woman that pray or prophesies. The reason why you are covering is either you are praying or prophesying.”he said