Kevin O'Neil was a 7th degree black belt in Kempo Karate, an African American member, and he had a Master's degree in Asian philosophy. He was also a very strong District Leader. One day, he took SGI up on their exhortation to ask as many questions as you like. He gave Mr. Kasahara a notebook with 3000 questions. After several months and not receiving a single answer to even one question, he confronted Mr. Kasahara. Mr Kasahara excommunicated him.