Nigerians have expressed shock on social media after General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor Williams Kumuyi warned ushers not to turn back sisters attending church without head coverings.
Some wondered why the man of God would suddenly change the church's stance on head covering all of a sudden after holding on to it for many years.
The cleric had in a sermon shared on the Facebook wall of the Ekiti State Deeper Life Church monitored by Church Times cautioned ushers in his church to refrain from imposing head covering rules on ladies, stressing that persistent coverings causes heat in the hair and it will emit odour.
The revered pastor lamented that many Christians who don’t know how to interpret the word of God are driving people away from the church.
He also wondered why some sisters in the church would cover their heads for almost 20 hours a day; stating that many have made themselves unattractive by their appearance.
Kumuyi said, “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. ”
Kumuyi noted that because of persistent covering there will be “heat in the hair and it will emit odour.”
Reactions have, however, trailed the warning of the pastor, with many expressing shock that there seems to be a change in the doctrine of what his church is known for.
Below are some of the reactions: