Set Free Soldiers face an ironic ruling in court

Posted: October 1, 2008 in Above the Fold, Follow up, Good for a Giggle, On Your Wall, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture
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Earlier last month, the Wall featured an odd brick that spoke of a Christian biker “gang” and the Hells Angels throwing down in a real life barroom brawl.

A couple of days ago, the uh, Set Free Soldiers’ “leader of the pack” – Phillip Aguilar – could lose his freedom. Ah, irony and richly deserved as well:

The pastor of a Christian motorcycle club pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony weapons and gang charges in a case that hinges on whether he heads a church ministry or an outlaw biker gang.

Phillip Aguilar, 61, pastor of the Anaheim-based Set Free Soldiers, pleaded not guilty to charges of being a felon in possession of a handgun, ammunition and brass knuckles, and of being an active gang participant. Four other members of the group, including his son, Matthew, 29, pleaded not guilty to weapons and gang charges, and another pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.

Is this why Randy Newman clamored, “I love L.A.“?! Seriously? This dude is so great at surreptitious witnessing that it’s possible 12 of his peers will decide if he is rocking a cross around his neck or looking to wrap it around someone’s medulla.

The former convicted child abuser (no kidding) has been rollin’-rollin’-rollin’ (Limp Bizkit, anyone?) for Jesus since 1982. The question apparently is has he rolled over anyone in the past 26 years leaving them for dead.

If you don’t believe me, just ask the Grand Jury:

The court rejected the prosecution’s request to bar Aguilar from associating with members of Set Free outside his immediate family, but did order that members of the group could not possess “dangerous or deadly weapons.

You know, when I think of most reputable preachers, I usually envision them packing heat or cloaking a shank in between the binding space of Malachi and Matthew. I mean, it’s on the regular, right? Big dudes with leather gear and vicious ink rolling on a hog are typically known for getting picked on by a mean team of roadside atheists who are hurling insults about their mothers and blustering, “Those colors better run… or we’ll kick your butt.”

Yeah, I didn’t think so either. Born to be Wild, eh? Wait until he gets into prison. That fool will change his tune – and then repent.

  1. Rich says:

    I dont care who you are-if you are sitting in a bar and some hells angels come in and jump you,you are going to defend yourself .Granted , things got out of hand but you have to remember the soldiers are mostly converts from very violent gangs that Phil has gotten them to try the straight and narrow-when confronted by a group of hells angels they merely reverted to what they,ve learned in the past–DEFEND YOURSELF!!!

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