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NC Pastor Under Fire After Preaching That Man Buns ‘Ain’t God’

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A North Carolina pastor has been the subject of online criticism for his remarks about men who grow their hair long. In a sermon clip that originally appeared on TikTok but began circulating on other social media platforms, Jewel Lee of The Light Church in Clayton argued that man buns “ain’t God.” 

“Why you a man and you tying up your hair in a bun? Men don’t walk around with buns on their heads,” Lee said in the clip. 

“Oh, y’all don’t believe me? Because you can’t tie it up unless it’s too long. And the Bible says that it’s a shame for a man [to have long hair],” Lee continued. “Now y’all act like that’s something—I don’t say that—the Bible says.”

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“Now, see, that’s the problem: we’re so easily offended,” Lee went on to say. “The Bible says it’s a shame for a man to have long hair. And you can tie your hair up—you got your hair long enough that you can tie it up, twist it, and put it in a bun.” 

“That’s worldliness,” Lee remarked, going on to poke fun at musicians whose hair bobs back and forth when they play or who sometimes need to brush back hair from their faces. 

Lee concluded, “Men don’t do stuff like that.”

Lee’s remarks have come under criticism, with a number of commenters arguing that Lee was misrepresenting the message of the Bible.  

“Sir you are misinterpreting that scripture,” one commenter wrote. “I challenge you to read that whole chapter in context.”

Another commented, “​​Um Sir While you got that Good Book Open, Read up on SAMSON and the unkept hair.” 

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One person tweeted the video, saying, “I feel like there are more important things to preach about.”