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In order to understand what I have to say about Jane Fonda, I must first present to you what is circulating around on the net about her.  I have it here to set up my comments, not to pass it along so please keep reading it after it. The following was sent to me:

 

KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS AMERICA
HONORING A TRAITOR

This is for all the kids born in the 70's that do not remember this, and didn't have to bear the burden, that our fathers, mothers, and older brothers and sisters had to bear. Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the "100 Women of the Century." Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country but specific men who served and sacrificed during Vietnam.

In order to understand what I have to say about Jane Fonda, I must first present to you what is circulating around on the net about her.  I have it here to set up my comments, not to pass it along so please keep reading it after it.  The following was sent to me:

 

KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS AMERICA
HONORING A TRAITOR

This is for all the kids born in the 70's that do not remember this, and didn't have to bear the burden, that our fathers, mothers, and older brothers and sisters had to bear. Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the "100 Women of the Century." Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country but specific men who served and sacrificed during Vietnam.

The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot's name is Jerry Driscol, a River Rat.  In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison-the "Hanoi Hilton." Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American "Peace Activist" the "lenient and humane treatment" he'd received.  He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and dragged away.

During the subsequent beating, he fell forward upon the camp Commandant's feet, which sent that officer berserk. In '78, the AF Col. still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his flying days) from the Vietnamese Col.'s frenzied application of a wooden baton. From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E's). He spent 6 years in the "Hilton"- the first three of which he was "missing in action".  His wife lived on faith that he was still alive.  His group, too, got the cleaned, fed, clothed routine in preparation for a "peace delegation" visit.

They, however, had time and devised a plan to get word to the world that they still survived.  Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with his SSN on it, in the palm of his hand. When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each man's hand and asking little encouraging snippets like: "Aren't you sorry you bombed babies?" and "Are you grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent captors?" Believing this HAD to be an act, they each palmed her their sliver of paper.

She took them all without missing a beat.  At the end of the line and once the camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge and handed him the little pile of papers. Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Col. Carrigan was almost number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know about her actions that day.

I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam, and was captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held for over 5 years.  I spent 27 months in solitary confinement, one year in a cage in Cambodia, and one year in a "black box" in Hanoi.  My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border.

At one time, I was weighing approximately 90 lbs.  (My normal weight is 170 lbs.) We were Jane Fonda's "war criminals."

When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked by the camp communist political officer if I would be willing to meet with Jane Fonda.  I said yes, for I would like to tell her about the real treatment we POWs received different from the treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by Jane Fonda, as "humane and lenient." Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees with outstretched arms with a large amount of steel placed on my hands, and beaten with a bamboo cane till my arms dipped.

I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda for a couple of hours after I was released.  I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She did not answer me.

This does not exemplify someone who should be honored as part of "100 Years of Great Women." Lest we forget..." 100 years of great women" should never include a traitor whose hands are covered with the blood of so many patriots. There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but Hanoi Jane's participation in blatant treason, is one of them.

Please take the time to forward to as many people as you possibly can. It will eventually end up on her computer and she needs to know that we will never forget.

 

I, Pastor Tim, have received the above by e-mail a couple of times.  The following has been my reply to those who sent it:

 

Dear (sender),

 

Jane Fonda accepted Christ as her saviour. That's what the Washington post reported on January 14, 2000 (article pasted below).

 

I would hate to see her become the next new Christian public figure consumed by the ungodly Christian subculture that adds burdens to new believers instead of letting them taste the forgiveness of new life in Christ and new creation in the Holy Spirit. 

 

I understand how the piece you forwarded expresses a political view pertaining to a kingdom in this world, but I'm curious, how do you see it as advancing or building God's kingdom?  Tearing down a new Christian because of what God has probably already forgiven in their life seems Christ-less at best to me.

 

God bless,

 

Pastor Tim

Here is the Washington Post Article ? (reproduced here because I can no longer find it on the Washington Post Web Page)

 

JANE FONDA BECOMES A BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN>Robert Stacy McCain
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
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    Jane Fonda has become a born-again Christian, enthusiastic in her newly found faith, and her conversion is making waves from Atlanta to Hollywood.
    She's regularly attending church services and Bible studies in Atlanta, and one friend calls her faith "very real, very deep."
    One of her longtime critics calls it a conversion "right up there with Saul of Tarsus." The story leaped from Internet gossip to mainstream newspapers following the disclosure last week that she and her husband, Ted Turner, have separated.
    Miss Fonda has so far declined to talk to reporters about it, and her spokesman, Steven Bennett, Thursday told The Times: "We do not comment on her personal life."
    She had said in an interview two years ago, on the eve of her 60th
birthday, that she had asked herself, "Where do I want to go with the last third of
my life?"
    Friends say Mr. Turner's unhappiness with his wife's enthusiasm for her new faith in Christ contributed to the split-up. The couple said they hope to work out a reconciliation.
    Her friends in Atlanta and Hollywood are rallying around her.
    "I am extremely impressed with the genuineness and sincerity in [her] search for spirituality and wholeness," the Rev. Gerald Durley, pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta where Miss Fonda has attended services, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I think she's found a certain sense of peace among people who've found peace with Christianity."
    Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission in Los
Angeles, who worries that news of Miss Fonda's conversion will put the>actress-activist under pressure as a "celebrity Christian," urges Christians to pray for her.
    "We should be kind and gracious and thoughtful and respectful," says Mr. Baehr, who said he had been aware of Miss Fonda's journey toward faith for more than a year. 
    Joseph Farah, whose Internet site WorldNetDaily.com first reported Miss
Fonda's conversion, said he had heard "rumblings" about her search for faith
for two years.  "Then, last summer, I started hearing again from people who were close to Jane, that this was real, that she was really attending church and Bible study and had made a sincere commitment to Christianity. It resurfaced recently with the separation between Ted and Jane. I heard from one of my sources that the real reason was spiritual," he said.
    Mr. Turner, who turned a bankrupt Atlanta advertising company into a media empire that grew even larger this week with the merger of Time-Warner and America Online, has been an outspoken critic of Christianity, calling it a "religion for losers."
    At a meeting of population control groups last year, Mr. Turner ridiculed the Ten Commandments and told a Polish joke about Pope John Paul II, who was born in Poland. But later he appeared chastened and told the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Ga., an Atlanta suburb: "From the bottom of my heart, I apologize for the things I said about Christians."
    Mr. Turner has told friends that he had accepted Christ as a young man at a Billy Graham crusade, but lost his faith after the death of his sister.
    Among those involved in Miss Fonda's path to Christ are several Christian friends in Atlanta. These are said to include Ginny Millner, wife of Georgia Republican leader Guy Millner, and Nancy McGuirk, whose husband is an executive in Turner Broadcasting Co.
    The key figure in Miss Fonda's search, however, may have been her chauffeur, who shared his faith with her, Mr. Baehr said. When her husband became upset when she began attending Atlanta's fashionable Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Miss Fonda "asked her chauffeur where should she go." The chauffeur invited her to attend his church, the predominantly black Providence Missionary Baptist Church.
    She accepted the invitation, and became a regular parishioner there, though she apparently has not joined the church. Miss Fonda, who founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, helped Providence Church establish its Fathers Resource Center, which educates young men about the emotional and social responsibilities of fatherhood.
    She has not publicly talked about her political views, or whether she has changed any of them, but she is said to have declined to participate in a meditation ceremony at an environmental conference not long ago with an admonition that "it would be better to pray to Jesus Christ."
    A member of Providence Church, who has worked closely with Miss Fonda, said telephone calls from reporters have flooded the church since the news broke of Miss Fonda's attendance at Providence Missionary. "It's been a zoo here.. . . It's been absolutely incredible," she said. That kind of media frenzy worries Robert H. Knight, senior director of cultural studies at the Family Research Council, a conservative advocacy organization.
    "I would hope, if her conversion is genuine, that Miss Fonda will not come under undue pressure before she is able to handle it," he says. "She probably needs time to grow in the faith and experience the joys of knowing Christ, before undergoing trials on His behalf."
    Spiritual growth may be difficult for Miss Fonda because of her Hollywood background. The Academy Award-winning actress, who was called "Hanoi Jane" after her 1971 trip to North Vietnam, where she was photographed posing on an anti-aircraft battery, "has been in a cultural universe that is utterly hostile to Christianity," Mr. Knight says.
    Speculation has grown in Atlanta that Mr. Turner might soon follow his wife in a search for his own discarded faith. "Nobody is beyond the grace of God," says Mr. Baehr. "That's why Jesus died for the sinners, not for the righteous. . . . Nobody is beyond God's grace whom God decides to call into His kingdom."


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I have reproduced it here because it is no longer on their web page. 

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