More to the Boo Cruz story

I was glad to see more about the Cruz story because the news about it had no context. It was just “Ted Cruz booed by Christians”. They didn’t even mention the name of the organization he was speaking to. It’s amazing that, even with Christians, it makes a difference what part or group he was talking to. I heard rumors only some were booers, and that some might have been Leftist plants there to go after Cruz intentionally. Neither would surprise me.

Cruz hecklers slammed as ‘useful idiots’ by pro-Israel Christian group

By T. Becket Adams | September 11, 2014 | Washington Examiner

The people who booed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at an event Wednesday evening are “useful idiots,” according to the executive director of Christians United for Israel, the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization.

At an event hosted by In Defense of Christians, a group dedicated to the protection of Christian communities in the Middle East, the Texas senator abruptly ended his speech when a small but vocal group of attendees booed him after he praised Israel.

On Thursday, Christians United for Israel’s David Brog told the Washington Examiner that the hecklers distract from the real crisis of religious persecution in the Middle East.

More http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2553247?slideout=1

Hecklers distracted the focus or was that the intended focus?

Would they ever boo or go after a liberal speaker in a similar manner? Would they, say, shut down a pro-abortion speaker? I have seen Christians be respectful to a fault.

So who is this group anyway? Free Beacon and Breitbart report that:

“According to Alana Goodman, writing at the Washington Free Beacon, In Defense of Christians (IDC) was funded by a controversial Clinton donor that featured pro-Hezbollah and pro-Assad speakers.”

Clinton donor and Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, who pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009, reportedly provided funding for the IDC summit.

Chagoury, says the Free Beacon, also has backed Lebanese politician Michel Aoun, Hezbollah’s main Christian ally in the country, according to United States diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks.

 

Well, golly gee! Sympathetic to Hebollah ?  Is this an audience you want to influence? So maybe Cruz needs to have his staff better screen who he speaks to, now that he is in the big leagues. So he better watch his back.  Now we have the case where the Left seems to be merely using and projecting the Christian label.  It looks more like a cauldron of activism.

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