Many have been left in pleasant shock after photos of a man with thickly overgrown dreadlocks who has been ordained as Catholic priest popped up online generating heated debate among netizens.
According to @MrObi_ who shared these photos on Twitter, this man is a Jamaican who was ordained as a priest at a Catholic parish in Canada.
This is certainly the first time someone with dreadlocks is being seen as a priest by many especially when Christian faith and teachings prohibits any form of appearance that contradicts the Word of God…when dreadlocks are seen as a secular lifestyle.
A young man was ordained a Catholic priest with dread locks in Canada.
What's your view..? pic.twitter.com/z5jdUfufAu
— Obi Of Onitsha?? (@MrObi_) December 13, 2020
Following that this post has generated a heated debate among netizens who are bent on explaining why they think the man becoming a priest is wrong or not.
But before we take a look at these divergent views by the public on the ordination of a Jamaican dreadlocked-hair man as a Catholic priest at a parish in Canada, see these photos below…
Check out views below and let us know what you think about this.
Your comment makes it look like dreadlocks is a sin or crime. I was born with natural dreadlocks. White priests wear long hair without question. Dreadlocks are natural n cultural. This comment simply proves the effect of colonialism, nothing about us is good even out hair?
— Obianuju (@ObianujuCIW) December 13, 2020
That’s not Jesus ?.. That painting was made to erase the actual paintings of Jesus that depicted Jesus as Black/blackish an original depiction of Christ is on the right. pic.twitter.com/8OIJugsddZ
— Grace???(??-IJN,Amen) (@GraceManuelB) December 13, 2020
Na dreadlocks Samson been get abi him hair just long? No be only Africans dey get dreadlocks ????
— MelaninBecca ? (@BeccaMelanin) December 13, 2020
That has been our doctrine tho… Your own no even worsen matter, when my pastor kon tell me say the ways the youth barb their hair will determine there commitment in church
— jumoke Omotosho(JAYCHRIS) (@jaychris3672) December 13, 2020
Ma'am you met an unbelievable person today.???
Human beings can be very ridiculous especially Nigerians, no offence. I'm also a Nigerian.
We have being brainwashed to think in one narrow way. But s ok me have broken free, and they are the ones that can relate better.
— Levine (@AmSawyl) December 13, 2020
Bros abeg tell dem, those one that thinks dread lock is bad if them die enter hell fire, I go dey heaven dey shout make dem add more fuel…. Hod knws ur heart not ur hair
— Slyvesterogochukwu (@Storm_sly) December 13, 2020
Natural or artificial, nothing is wrong with it but we Africans have chosen to judge people by their hair style asif our ancestors didn't plait their hairs
— Caeser✨ (@dubemernest) December 13, 2020