The man, identified as Yemi Fetch, took to his Facebook page to angrily share his story.
According to him, he was asked to stop being a worker in his church because he refused to shave his beards.
Below is what he shared:
I was once rejected in church because of these beards of mine.
“Shave it or forget about being a worker” they said.
As obstinate as I was, I knew I wasn’t going to let anyone define me by my look, so I left for good.
You see, the church is an institution, and every institution has a system in place — a system of control.
Members are expected to devote themselves to the system and abide by the rules.
But I hate rules. I felt Christianity should guarantee freedom from discrimination. I was wrong. I expected too much.
The church is a place where you’re assessed before being assigned a seat, respect is based on social standing and you dare not open your mouth to question authority.
But I’ve moved on. After all, Jesus didn’t die so I could become a member of a church.
So I say, to hell with the system they put in place to control minds. To hell with their expectations of what a Christian should look like. To hell with religion.
Yeah, sometimes I feel the need to enter a serene place for worship, especially when I need to converse with my soul. It could be a mosque, church or even shrine….you see, the universe pays attention to the yearning of the soul without asking for religious affiliation. â€ª