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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

O They Will Know We Are Christians…

posted by on August 6 at 9:54 AM

…by our biker gangs.

Officers arrested eight members of an Anaheim biker gang and charged them with attempted murder this morning as part of an ongoing operation, authorities said.

The charges stem from a fight last week at a Newport Beach bar between two biker gangs, said Anaheim police Sgt. Tim Schmidt. The group arrested this morning are members of a Christian biker gang named Set Free Soldiers, and the victims are members of the Hells Angels, Schmidt said.

The operation, which included SWAT teams, began about 5 a.m. today, Schmidt said. No injuries were reported, Schmidt said, adding that officers served 11 warrants, all on attempted murder charges.

Thanks to Slog tipper Brian.

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i want to know more about the fight. did the christian gang use weapons or something? was it a rumble? i mean attempted murder is pretty serious...

Posted by douglas | August 6, 2008 10:31 AM

Man, that Hells Angels chapter is going to have a lot of 'splainin' to do - getting beat-down to the point of almost being murdered by a bunch of Xtian bikers - how embarrassing.

Posted by COMTE | August 6, 2008 10:38 AM

Newport Beach?

That's like saying the biker rumble was in Broadmoor.

Posted by max solomon | August 6, 2008 10:58 AM

@3: Newport Beach has a helluva lotta gated communities, but it ain't Broadmoor. In between all those lie tons of scary meathead dive bars. The Balboa peninsula in particular is known for that, as well as parts of Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach nearby.

Did I mention the big Trinity Broadcast Network connection to the Set Free bikers?

Posted by mackro mackro | August 6, 2008 11:08 AM

@1&@2: those were my first two thoughts as well... those hells angels should be more then a little embarrassed by getting beat up by some christian bikers. but then, attempted murder? i'm not a "boys will be boys" apologist, but aren't there other, more suitable charges for a brawl like this?

i guess i need more details to say for certain. in such a case, you'd think the reporter would provide that sort of information. instead, the writing includes at least a paragraph about how the group these christian bikers belong to sells onesies from their web site.

Posted by infrequent | August 6, 2008 11:34 AM

@1 I believe the Christians put on righteousness as their body armor, placed helmets of salvation on their heads, clothed themselves with robes of vengence, and wrapped themselves in cloaks of divine passion. They had shields of faith and used swords as their weapons.

Posted by PopTart | August 6, 2008 11:44 AM

Oh God (literally?), this makes my day. Christian biker gangs beating the shit out of Hell's Angels looks really, really, bad for the Hell's Angels.

Posted by Hernandez | August 6, 2008 11:52 AM

@7, I'd say it looks a helluva lot worse for Christians.

Poptart you nailed that "warriors for Christ" crap.

Posted by inkweary | August 6, 2008 11:59 AM

@4: you learn something every day.

Posted by max solomon | August 6, 2008 12:00 PM

@9: heh, no worries. :) I'll say this much about The O.C.. Their portrayal of the high class problem-free Newport Beach is pretty spot on. And then there's the rest of Newport Beach, a lot of which is really gorgeous if you don't look at any humans.

Posted by mackro mackro | August 6, 2008 12:19 PM

oh i see, so jesus beat up the hell's angels...well, shit, these christian bikers are all wrongfully accused then...

honestly, this story is like something out of the onion...

Posted by douglas | August 6, 2008 1:26 PM

The Hell's Angels totally set them up.

Posted by Jen | August 6, 2008 1:46 PM

I'm forced to side with the Christians on this one. The Hell's Angels must've asked for it.

Posted by Sirkowski | August 6, 2008 2:26 PM

The SF Soldiers used knives to shank the HA. The so-called Christian biker gang is nothin' but a bunch of womanizing, drunk, violent thugs! Some of the people who foolish attend Phil's so-called church are good people who are seriously brainwashed or at the very least desperately misled!

Posted by justmek | August 7, 2008 12:14 PM

Just because the label says Christen does not mean they are. They are in jail because GOD does not like ugly.
Maybe the other Christen bike clubs will quit trying to mix with the non Christen clibs pretending they are witnessing.

Posted by FREEDOM2 | August 7, 2008 9:00 PM

What I wanna know is what the hell is a christian group biker or not doin chillin in the bar ?they must go by the water into wine scrip. Jesus drank too.

Posted by ray | August 7, 2008 9:10 PM

Maybey you guys should get your facts straight before you talk mad off the hook... For one it was 30 + on 4 so do the math and two i would hate to be the soldiers period right now. So lets set the record straight Set Free Soldiers may have at one time in the past been christain, lets be real its far from the truth today. When phil stept away from Servants for christ with the new and so called improved Set Free soldiers, for one he had purchased a bar, started drinking again and blew his sobriety out the window as well as his credability in my opinion. So as far as i am concerned if your christain it does'nt matter what you look like where you come from or who you are and / or what lable you carry. If you have a relationship with Jesus Christ and walk the walk in all that you do in life thats your choice, just do us all a favor dont through a lable on something thats not. There are some down home Christain Bikers all over the world who are sold on Jesus Christ walking the walk in everything that they do Amen. Set Free Soldiers are a product of there own environment and reap what they sow, Obviously...

Posted by dogglick | August 7, 2008 11:35 PM

was not there, so will only say that ALL of us are human, if we claim to be CHRISTIAN or not and as such are capable of any 'sin'. phil as well as you and I will all stand before the creator and answere for our deeds. oh yeah, I do not believe the H.A. forgets or forgives

Posted by servant | August 10, 2008 4:17 PM

If your kid was involved in a stabing, how would you you react? GOD is Holy and HE may or may not give Phil a pass just because he is saved. If Phil turns back GOD will restore and forgive, but if you get the girl pregnant, she`s still going to have the baby. Pray for Phil, because your right it could be any of us.

Posted by FREEDOM2 | August 10, 2008 9:18 PM

One of Jesus’ best friends was a guy named Peter who tried to kill a guy with his knife. What was Jesus doing hanging around a guy like this?
When the Roman soldiers came to arrest Jesus the bible says they didn’t recognize Jesus because Jesus dressed and looked like the people he was reaching out to.
Jesus was falsely accused because many people hated him and said all kinds of mean things about him. The bible says “beware when all men speak well of you”. They told all kinds of lies about Him and the people of that time completely misunderstood Him.
None of us are perfect but then again Christ came for people who aren’t perfect. There was another guy named King David who was one of God’s greatest leaders. The bible called King David “a man after God’s own heart”. Yet David put a contract out on a guy’s life and had him killed. And the whole reason David did that was because David slept with the guy’s wife and didn’t want the guy to find out.
I understand those of you who have never read the bible but still hate Christianity. I also understand all the haters of Jesus because I was the same way. I use to bash Jesus and say He wasn't real so I hear you. Just know Jesus loves you as much as He loves me so don't worry He will be there for you if you ever change your mind.
Jeff Seymour

Posted by Jeff Seymour | August 11, 2008 3:03 PM

Well Mr. Seymour,

Peter attacked a Roman soldier in defence of Jesus when they came to arrest him. That is the only time Peter is mentioned to have a sword. Quite different from hanging in a bar and getting in a fight with a outlaw gang, who happen to be rivals of another outlaw gang that Set Free Soldiers affiliate with. Phil has performed wedding and funeral services for the rival outlaw club. Mr. Seymour, I notice you quote quite a bit from the Bible, but the Apostle Paul tells us (and Paul's doctrines are the doctrines that church age Christians should pay attention to) that just because we are under grace, does not give us licence (to sin). So, if the guys from "SFS" are going to associate with an outlaw M/C that has a notorious reputation (and I am not judging any members of SFS personally), then the old saying "if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck" applies. Personally, I don't think that the guys from "SFS" where in the bar to witness, not if what dogglick says is true that it was 30+ to 4.

Posted by RydwithGod | August 11, 2008 3:30 PM

I know there are alot of people out there that love Phil.If you want to compare King David and his life to Phil, dont leave out the part that David repented. Still the Bible says that the sword did not depart from his house. Davids daughter was raped, his son was killed and that was after he repented. We are held to a higher standard. If he does not repent, read
1 Cor 5:5 and you tell me if GOD will treat him differently then anyone else.
People need to wake up and see he is hurting the cause of CHRIST.

Posted by FREEDOM2 | August 11, 2008 8:31 PM

Wake up folks, this is just another police caused incident between clubs. The cops want nothing more than to incite war amongst the different groups and call us all terrorist. What kind of shit is that?

The Feather Heads should be ashamed as they got their asses whooped by a bunch of rudypues.

Posted by Rebel Dawg | August 12, 2008 7:28 AM

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