Re: Set Free and Phil Aguilar
Date: June 08, 2008 01:53AM
I don't even know if you still check this forum. I just stumbled upon it last night. It was really happenstance because I try not to think of the years I spent with Set Free much anymore, no less Phil and his leadership. I have to say that I was fairly well protected from the worst of it, though certainly improper propositions were made to me on many occasions. Oddly, each time I politely declined and thought to myself "Oh, I'll just pray for them. They are obviously struggling in their faith." ahaha Little did I know that it was all part and parcel of the church organization. When I finally got out, I was taken to these meetings with the author of Churches that Abuse and some PRI people and former friends from Set Free. I'd sit, meeting after meeting, astonished and in a numb state of shock. Yet, I knew the truth and my mind was putting it all together in a way that made sense more than it had for the last few years in Set Free. Since that time I can no longer belong to any organized church or group. I despise them with a passion and think that with more than a few there will always be a chance for the cult of man to arise. I keep my beliefs but won't join in any groups.
Did you know that Geronimo has several articles out there in Richmond about him and his good deeds. These articles paint a wholely different picture of his life. In fact, a couple of them claim he isn't Phil's son! ahaha In none of them do they point out that in 1991 he, at 21 years of age, left Stacee and his two little children, and started an affair with FOURTEEN year old Sammy B who started singing in the posse. How illegal is that!? Does anyone else remember that? I certainly do. I remember also giving all of my personal possessions 'to be destroyed' because they were heathenistic and cause for me to struggle. Mind you, I was no drug addict or anything. I gave away some great clothes, records, videos, trinkets, personal affects, etc. I was told these heathen items would be destroyed. In fact, I found all of those items being worn and used by fellow Set Free friends. One of them even told me while he wore my old jacket (from an ex-boyfriend) that the jacket was cause for ME to struggle because it represented my old life, but not for HIM to struggle so it was ok for him to have it. The whole reason I even agreed to part with it was that they convinced me it, the jacket, was heathenistic (it had punk rock bands painted on it by my ex boyfriend). I then, over a series of a few years, and forgetting this bit, helped to 'fleece' others of their heathen items. I truly believed that our leader would destroy the items. I only found out several years later that this same leader was hoarding the items in their garage. This same person recently had the temerity to write an e-mail to me and suggest it's been long enough for me to find forgiveness in my heart for them. They are fortunate I never replied. I guess I wanted to spend more time deprogramming and in the end only got a few meetings with these people (pri and ex-set free members) and was left to myself in the world. So, I've pretty much bottled up my feelings for these Set Free people and its corruption.
BY the way, why did NO-ONE mention the abortion Phil made whats her name have when he got her pregnant and then made her suddenly disappear to the ranch? Same thing with Leilani... and Donna... and more and more and more. Mostly all the girls who were in the posse were Phil's. sad.
I'm glad to be rid of that patchouli-drenched bunch.