Hoden says fair game doesn’t exist. But a number of former Scientologists say that not only is fair game in force, they helped carry it out.
One of the apostates, Frank Oliver of Florida, flew in to testify on Henson‘s behalf, but the judge refused to let him take the stand. Oliver told New Times Los Angeles his Scientology duties: ”Spy on people. Gather intelligence. Write reports.“ (”Oliver is a liar,“ Hoden said.)
A former Scientologist, Tory Bezazian, says she didn’t believe in fair game until she left the church. ”They always say they‘re not fair gaming. But they do it. That’s what they did to Keith, that‘s what they did to me.“
Bezazian, at the church’s behest, was arrested last year in Florida, as was former Scientologist Jesse Prince, who was charged with marijuana cultivation. The case was instigated by Scientology and ended in a mistrial. The St. Pete Times editorialized against the prosecution: ”The Church of Scientology set out to destroy Jesse Prince . . . [who is] one of those people the Church of Scientology perceives as an enemy because he is a vocal critic.“
”I have nothing against Scientology‘s beliefs; it’s their practices I oppose,“ Henson said.
”All we‘re trying to do is practice our religion,“ Hoden responded.
Henson’s asylum application could take nine months to two years to resolve. In the meantime, he plans to be back on the picket line soon, despite a Canadian order to keep away from the church.
”I have 100,000 fans following my case,“ Henson said. And they aren‘t quitting either.
”They will never shut me up, because I won’t shut up,“ Camburn said.