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Fired by Scientologist Podiatrist

Melissa Alexander (a christian) was fired by scientologist podiatrist Dr. Harry A. Hieke, Jr. DPM, of Family Foot Specialists (WISE '97) because she refused to take courses at Church of Scientology. Melissa's husband Robert Alexander posted details of this on the Scientology-critical newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Harry Hieke has an interesting background and was found guilty on december 9, 1997 of one count of grand larceny against CHAMPUS, two counts of grand larceny against Medicare, one count of grand larceny and one count of petty larceny against Medicaid, and two counts of grand larceny against TRIGON/Blue Cross Blue Shield, Incorporated. More information on that is here on the page of Tilman Hausherr .

All the links to news items referred to in the following postings of Robert were placed there by me (Mike Gormez) for ease of use.

From: (RMVB Alex)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: be brainwashed or be fired!
Date: 27 Mar 1995 02:50:27 -0500
Message-ID: <3l5qo3$>
Reply-To: (RMVB Alex)
Has this happened to you or someone you know?  You go to work at a place
that seems, at first, like the dream job.  It seems that all your
co-workers are just like you, with similar traits, similar priorities of
honest hard work, and for once a boss that believes in rewarding that hard
work.  Then after some time passes, and you are making some progression in
position and duties, always receiving praise for the good work you've been
doing, you are handed a memo and told, "Here are some courses we want you
to take."  They are taught by the Church of Scientology, "but these are
just business courses."  
One trip to the library reveals that these same courses are part of the
official doctrine of a cult who's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, denounces God
and your religion as big lie.  You also find out that in the courses, that
you have been asked to take, you will be subjected to typical
brain-washing techniques used by fanatical cults.  
Of course you object to taking these courses and thus begins a nightmare
at the work place of such that you have never experienced before, ending
with you being fired from a job for the first time in your life. 
Documents are falsified, lies are told about you, and your record is
besmirched, all for standing on principle, holding fast to you own
religious beliefs and not allowing someone else's religious cult to be
shoved down your throat.
Write me!  or  RMVB

Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: So you want to Know about Scientology?
From: (Gods Gr8)
Date: 12 Aug 1995 04:35:40 -0400
I'm not sure if I ever posted this but I was cleaning out my hard drive
and trying to sort through 2M of data I've been collecting on the subject
when I came across this.  Sorry it's so late.  If you think Scientology
can be good for business, HA, just ask Dr Heike of Newport News VA or any
other users of the "technology" how much their legal bills are.
It has been asked, where can I find more information about Scientology?  I
believe the best non-bais synopses can be found in a Time magazine
article, May '91.  Scientologists will argue (they sued Time and the
writer) but the fact is that too much truth hurts.  If you want proof that
the business scams are true just pick up the paper;  Beacon Journal, Sept
2, 1992, "Dental Assistants say firing result of their rejection of
Scientology," ; or The Wall Street Journal, March 23, 1995.  These are
good references.  I know because I speak from experience.  My wife was
unjustly fired and attacked by these Scientologists and we are currently
taking a stand for her faith and for other Christians that have been
persecuted in this one doctors office.  In the process, we have come to
know more of what this so called religion of Scientology is all about:
GREED!  Anyone that tells you that they have some good ideas, that the
principles are sound and never mind the lawsuits, is way off base.  Those
who try and practice it's principles without paying the big bucks for the
"Auditing" and self improvement seminars have MISSED THE BOAT also!  The
whole point and purpose of Church of Scientology is to make MONEY!  And if
they can trample over your religious rights and mess up your mind in the
process, so be it.  Be Warned!
Take away the belief in God, and you are not left with the belief in
nothing, but rather the belief in ANYTHING.
Also reach me at

Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Need some advice.  And, some thoughts.
From: (Gods Gr8)
Date: 12 Aug 1995 04:46:50 -0400
Not to fuel paranoia but if someone in CoS hates you enough, that could
have been them.  When my wife was taking her Scientologist employer to
court over his forcing employees to take the CoS courses, a freind of ours
at the police station asked us who it was that was doing a check on us. 
He had assumed that my wife had applied to the Police department for a
job, but she hadn't.  We never found out who did the check.  Fortunatly my
wife has a squeeky clean record.
Take away the belief in God, and you are not left with the belief in
nothing, but rather the belief in ANYTHING.
Also reach me at

From: (Gods Gr8)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: the business consulting front
Date: 25 Aug 1995 04:43:30 -0400
In case I hadn't given the details before, here they are...
For more information about my wifes story, look for "Be brainwashed or be
fired" or some of my other posts to a.r.s.  In short, my wife was hired by
Family Foot Specialists in Newport News, VA.  The Dr and owner, Dr Heike,
allows Marline Davis, a "business consultant" and Scientology pusher to
call all the shots in the running of his front office.  She used this
power to intimidate and coerce the mostly Christian emplyees to take the
CoS courses.  My wife, Melissa, refused and was fired.  We filed in
federal court and the Dr finally settled.  He didn't give up easy though. 
On our side, Mr Pyle, a lawyer from a one man office in Amherst VA, but
with the backing of the Rutherford Institute.  On the dark side, the firm
of Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C., the biggest firm in the area.  It
seems every one of them and their lawyer brothers were calling and trying
to double check all of our sources and freinds.  In depositions, they
grilled Melissa for 7 hours, trying to trip her up with double-talk or
make her say something she didn't mean.  It finally ended to our
satisfation.  There were even some small changes in Heike's office, though
Scientology is still in charge.  So the fight must still go on.  If only
to warn and educate.
Take away the belief in God, and you are not left with the belief in
nothing, but rather the belief in ANYTHING.
Also reach me at

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