The president of the Church of Scientology in Los... - 1986-03-06
LOS ANGELES -- The president of the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles was expelled from court Thursday after he objected to the testimony of a witness in a multimillion-dollar fraud trial against the organization.
A bailiff quietly escorted the Rev. Ken Hoden from the courtroom after he raised his hand in a bid to stop a witness from reading church policy letters about auditing, the orgnization's central religious practice.
'I object,' Hoden said. 'Someone's got to object. They're putting the beliefs of the church on trial.'