Ted Cruz

Eddie Munster

Sen. Ted Cruz being booed off stage isn’t hard to imagine — unless the reason is he’s just too darned liberal for the group he’s addressing.

Cruz was invited to speak to In Defense of Christians. Unfortunately for Cruz, neither he nor his staff checked out what the group stood for or who the other speakers were.

In Defense of Christians fights all that discrimination against Christians that’s always going on, especially in the Middle East. Among the members is former Attorney General John Ashcroft who is remembered for draping two partially nude statues in the Justice Department.

In his speech, Cruz was booed for defending Israel. But other speakers on the roster that night included some of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Christian supporters as well as others allied with Iranian-backed Hezbollah, according to Newsweek.

“Those who hate Jews hate Christians,” Cruz said before leaving the stage. “If those in this room will not recognize that, then my heart weeps. If you hate the Jewish people you are not reflecting the teachings of Christ.”

How foolish of the senator. Of course you can hate Jews. Just look how they’re persecuting those Christians. Not like Assad, who’s always been pretty careful not to gas Christians when he’s exterminating portions of the rest of his population.