Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage at Christian Event (Video)

ted-cruz-sadTexas Senator Ted Cruz hasn’t been a member of Congress very long, but in that short time he’s proven time and time again that he has no interest in actually governing. I’ve maintained that pretty much the only reason he became a senator was to set up a future presidential run. For him, it’s not about making sense or working with Democrats to improve this nation, it’s about pandering to radical right-wing voters. The very voters he hopes will give him enough support to win the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

As a Texan myself, I’m absolutely embarrassed that he represents my state.

Well, while speaking at a conference for Middle Eastern Christians, Ted Cruz was booed off stage after he took his opportunity to speak there to essentially go off on an anti-Muslim, pro-Israel rant.

According to The Daily CallerCruz said:

“Religious bigotry is a cancer with many manifestations. ISIS, al-Qaida, Hezbollah, Hamas, state sponsors like Syria and Iran, are all engaged in a vicious genocidal campaign to destroy religious minorities in the Middle East. Sometimes we are told not to loop these groups together, that we have to understand their so called nuances and differences. But we shouldn’t try to parse different manifestations of evil that are on a murderous rampage through the region. Hate is hate, and murder is murder. Our purpose here tonight is to highlight a terrible injustice, a humanitarian crisis. Christians have no greater ally than Israel.”

It was around this time that members of the audience apparently began booing Cruz, though he continued on:

“Those who hate Israel hate America. Those who hate Jews hate Christians. 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. And the very same people who persecute and murder Christians right now, who crucify Christians, who behead children, are the very same people who target Jews for their faith, for the same reason.

If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, then I will not stand with you. Good night, and God bless.”

Now, I think some clarification is needed. Just because someone is a Christian does not mean that they’re blind supporters of Israel. In fact, supporting Israel has nothing to do with being a Christian. Many Middle Eastern Christians have been critical of Israel for some their policies, many of which have made life more difficult for Christians living in the Middle East.

Somehow many of these right-wing radicals have perpetuated this false notion that being critical of the Israeli government makes someone anti-semitic. A notion that is entirely baseless. Being critical of Israel’s policies doesn’t make someone anti-semitic anymore than it makes them supporters of Islamic terrorists. It simply makes them a critic of policies with which they disagree.

As a Christian, I consider myself neither for or against Israel. The Israeli government does some things I understand and agree with, and others that make me question why we continue to support them. It makes absolutely no sense to say to someone that they must be 100% pro-Israel, otherwise they hate America and hate Christians. That’s just stupid.

Cruz simply used this platform to stage a disgusting (and ignorant) rant against anyone who might dare question the Israeli government. And he did so in an environment in which he knew many in the audience weren’t the biggest supporters of their government.

And like with most everything else Cruz does, this was nothing more than a pre-planned spectacle he staged in order to pander to radical right-wing voters. He’s an absolute embarrassment to this country.

Watch the clip below via The Daily Caller

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Rabeca Issa

    Who hates the Jews the most are the Jews themselves from Soviet communist Zion, this is an ancient hate among religious leaders of the Middle East, resulting in the Middle East today trouble, the Middle East hate policy and ethnic cleansing is wrong and no way to stop it, whether you live in Turkey, Iraq or any where else in the region. I don’t understand many people how could turn blind support to ethnic cleansing when christian in Israel were kicked out of their homes and forced to leave, in the 2006 war on Lebanon, Israel bombed and killed Christian.

  • Jim Valley

    “It makes absolutely no sense to say to someone that they must be 100% pro-Israel, otherwise they hate America and hate Christians. That’s just stupid.”

    And yet this is the stated position of virtually all of the right-wing nutjobs currently in the government. The emetic Cruz is not even the worst of the bunch.

    • Rabeca Issa

      This senator should resign for forcing his believe on others, not through dialogue and walking away from event he didn’t respect. This is a Christian event and not a Jewish event, you will never hear about Christians as friends in any Jewish event always blame for the German genocide despite the fact that more christian died in that war and many Christians save the many Jews. Reality is the the Jews who ordered the crucifixion of the Christ, the Soviet communist Zion of Israel is behind the ethnic cleansing of all non-Jewish Israeli/Palestinian citizens among them were the Christians, in their 2006 war they bombed christian churches and TV in Lebanon.

      • Jim Valley

        “Reality is the the Jews who ordered the crucifixion of the Christ”

        This was a long time ago, and of course Jesus was a Jew at the time. Are you still mad about it? You remind me of the Muslim sects killing each other over some succession crisis that happened in the 660s.

        You come across as pretty strongly anti-Semitic here. Was that your intent?

      • Rabeca Issa

        Anti-Semitic is not true, because all Middle East Christians are Semitic themselves and Christian Jews unrecognized by the Zionist, that is the main reason why they are called Christians and not Jews, for your knowledge the Christ was a Jewish and died as a rejected Jewish and all Christians are unwanted by Zionist.

      • Jim Valley

        I am aware of who the Semitic people are. I am aware of Jesus’s story. I study religion and the Middle East a lot.

        Although inaccurate, the term “anti-Semitic” has acquired the colloquial meaning “anti-Jewish”.

        The article is about the foolishness of republicans who assume Israel is 100% right at all times. You apparently assume Israel is 100% wrong at all times. This extreme view seems to me to be just as foolish and wrong as the other extreme.

        Can you not see this for some reason?

      • Rabeca Issa

        I am christian Jew and know well what is the best for the Jews more than the Soviet communist Zionist regime in Israel, let take you back to history, when the Jews killed Queen Jezebel simply because of her non-Jewish blood without a fair trial, we all know why the Jews kill and the motive behind. The Zionist are half brothers from different mothers of radical Islam and same father, because they hate and the hate policy in Middle East politics for ethnic cleansing is obvious in Israel, Turkey, Syria and Iraq against minorities, we all love Jewish people while they hate us.

      • Jim Valley

        Um, OK, whatever. I’m not getting it. You seem obsessed.

      • Rabeca Issa

        You are many who don’t get anything and live the brain wash away from the true story, what is going on here. Political privilege and political slavery are a crime and allowed in Middle East for ethnic hate.

      • Jim Valley

        OK. I must get back to “living the brain wash” now. Goodbye.

      • Rabeca Issa

        Ask yourself why the Jewish oldest religion on earth is the smallest in numbers, the answer is simple.
        (Many Jewish people walk away from their religion for many reasons).
        1- The Jews are very smart and think very well but they don’t donate to non-Jewish.
        2- Jewish people crucified Jesus(the son of God) because he defended the poor and they chosen the Zionist killer.
        3- They don’t except any other non-Jewish blood people.
        4- They killed their Queen Jezebel, because she was from neighboring country Phoenicia-Lebanon and not a Jewish in blood.

      • Pipercat

        The oldest religion on Earth is Hinduism.

      • Rabeca Issa

        Not in the Middle East, Europe and America.

      • Pipercat

        Are those locations not on Earth?

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

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      • Gary Menten

        You are to be congratulated on the incredible amount of “stupid” you managed to include in one short sentence. I had not thought this possible.

      • Rabeca Issa

        on purpose to drive you crazy

      • Gary Menten

        I think there are better, more probably explanations for your “interpretations.”

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        100% correct– shes insane

      • Gary Menten

        That was my conclusion as well.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        doubtful- I have read your oligophrenial and self serving posts: gary is correct-
        and I especially like the ” Christian jew” moniker

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        oldest organized. Shintoism is older but not clear if can be classified as ” religion?
        ………….. and then there is Romney-ism

      • Pipercat

        Actually, since historians really can’t find a start date, who knows!!!

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        perhaps (21st century) jesus knows??

      • kz

        How you are sooooo wrong!!!!!!! You can say all you want about the Jews but it won’t change the FACT that the Jews are God’s people and He says whoever curses my people, will be cursed and who ever blesses my people will be blessed. Amen!!! Oh Lord Bless your people Israel….

      • Rabeca Issa

        This was way before the Christ, after killing the Christ they became cursed and lost that gift as a result of their corruption angering God, Today Judaism is the oldest religion with the smallest number of population.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        not older than Buddhism and shingoism

      • Tabitha Dowling

        If you would read, they weren’t stating it was the oldest in history. They are stating it was the oldest that has the least followers. Meaning other religions, old or new, have more followers than Judaism.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        there is no proof to that implied in what rabeca wrote

      • Tabitha Dowling

        She wrote in plain English. It’s not her fault you could not understand it.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        by her writing ” became cursed ( by god) and lost the gift” and saying the RESULT of that NON proven/non provable event was ‘oldest/smallest’ ETC is NOT plain English- it is bavardage. Just because U “think” U understand it a certain way ( see: interpretation) does not make it so. That is how white trash regressive religious scum see things: or are U admitting U suffer from the stultification that THEY encompass?
        also– if U read her prior posts U can clearly see that she is insane.
        Get back to me so I can help U ” understand” within your limited and ostensibly bovaristic intellect

      • Guest

        Are YOU done nonsense rambling? Spell correctly as well. Do not blame her or I for not understanding simple English. Also, using “large” words does not make you intelligent. I’ve read hwr previous posts and happen to agree. Stop wasting everyone’s time. Thank you.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        gods people??? who’s GOD ??? yours???
        Hmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, nepotistic and quite bovaristic

      • Methinks that Rama might disagree with your claim that the Jews are God’s chosen people. Just sayin,’ y’know?

      • Tabitha Dowling

        lmfao Everyone is God’s people you dunce. You’re so ignorant.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        you know whats BEST for jews: better than ISRAEL?
        really????? wow– your scope and power is immense!

      • NOLALiz

        “Soviet communist Zionist regime in Israel” Holy cow. And then the cousin argument from the Bible. I am skipping this person’s comments from now on. Yipes.

      • Tabitha Dowling

        “Shout ‘anti-semetic’ thus declaring yourself the ‘winner’ and silencing the opposition”

        Real mature there.

      • SHough610

        You are anti-Semitic, racist, and ignorant. You don’t get to complain about someone stating the truth.

      • Tabitha Dowling

        lmfao Do you like stalking me or something?

      • SHough610

        LMFAOWIHABFAFIMRAAMMYAMTTDMRFBNA Do you like being a hypocrite?

      • Rabeca Issa

        Tabitha don’t waist your time with these Soviet Communist Zionist of Israel, they terrorize like their half brothers radical Islamist, their long time conflict with their neighbors tells it all, no need for a political professor or a child to explain this 21 century ideas of hate and ethnic cleansing for non-Jewish blood people, reality is on ground and the entire world can see what they don’t want to see or admit. Put it this way, it is like a divorce case they both wrong and both correct to make up the case.

      • Carlsan

        The Jews did not order the crucxificion. At the time, Israel was ruled by the Romans. They are the ones who executed Jesus. The Jews simply assisted them. Crucxificion was a Roman execution.

      • Rabeca Issa

        You are one day late from the real story, the Jewish people chosen the Zionist killer to be freed instead of Jesus and who gave him up to the Roman and required his execution, the answer is the Jewish leaders for the fear of him claiming his kingdom.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        or perhaps just pissing off the jewish elders–
        kinda like todays politics

      • Jerry Graybosch

        Whether Jews or Romans had ultimate responsibilty, safe to say every last one of them is dead. No one alive should be held accountable. People who can’t let go are preventing the world’s progress.

      • Tabitha Dowling

        Wow. Such ignorance.

    • buricco

      And even a lot of the people on the left, somehow…

    • BCS Blues

      So proud to be a Christian, support Israel, and be conservative! Love, Love, Love Ted Cruz who was the smartest ever at Harvard Law School!!! He will be an amazing president!

      • Jim Valley

        Cruz was elected to represent the 27 million citizens of Texas as Senator after receiving just 632,000 votes in the republican primary and winning the general election as republicans always do in Texas. Basically, just 632,000 people voted for him. That’s FOUR PERCENT OF THE POPULATION of the state.

        Cruz is spectacularly unpopular with both Democrats AND republicans in Washington and elsewhere. People who know or have known him always use the exact same word to describe him. It’s the one that ends with “hole”.

        Obviously, this is your type of guy. You LOVE him, that’s clear. America, however, will disagree. An extremist like Cruz will never be elected president.

  • Avatar

    Now I notice how often Ted Cruz loves to say ‘my heart weep’. I’m tired of that. It make him damned too passive and feeble to be President. Obama is absolute not passive and obviously not feeble (largely thanks to Republicans’ vitriolic assault on him on daily basis).

    • Rabeca Issa

      The wrong speech in the wrong place, like tom cruise board I hate black in black neighborhood movie.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        as usual; your post makes no sense

  • Guest

    I don’t like him either, but Ted Cruz was born in Canada and can thereby not run for President *ever*.

    Is Allen Clifton a fucking retard?

    • Rabeca Issa

      He is calling on all the Middle East Christian to convert to Judaisim, While Jews don’t even want them any where close to Israel, the unwise speech ever heard in politics.

      • misfit

        Ok hon, it is time for you to go to bed and quit harassing folks having grown up talk. Good night hon.

    • Jerry Graybosch

      I hate Cruz, but he was a US citizen at birth and therefore qualifies to run.

    • giankeys loves shemale porn

      cruz is of American parents; therefore eligible to run
      u mentioned ” fucking retard” somewhere above?

  • katherine norton malek

    This guy has done NOTHING while in office. Nothing !! … but further his own agenda. He’s spun himself into a movie star but never anything for the ppl of the State he was elected to serve. His sole interest is his own vanity & making a name for a presidential bid. However, I do hope & pray he gets nominated as the GOP candidate for 2016. It’ll make it a slam dunk for the Democratic candidate.

    • giankeys loves shemale porn

      I disagree…………………. he helped shut down the govt and get many americans no paychecks during that time
      oh,,,, and appear on FOX “news” to tell us how brilliant he is on the Benghazi issue and the ACA

  • DJ Frustration

    As much as I can’t stand Senator Cruz, he happens to be correct on this issue. Kudos for him for telling it like it is. The truth is, many Christians live prosperously within Israel. It isn’t the Israelis or the Jews that are beheading and murdering Christians. Who is it then?

    • Rabeca Issa

      My Christian relative used to work in Haifa as a director for a drug firm and was kicked out during the Zionist take over loosing his owned house for Zionist who lives there till now. The Christ was crucified by Jews, Queen Jezebel was killed by angry Jews, people stoned on Saturdays for driving their cars for emergency reasons.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        christ was crucified by romans
        U lose again

  • Paul Shene

    Medieval Christianity spawned Islam. Mecca is the demon child of the whore Vatican.

  • Matt

    Wasn’t he born in another country though? How could he run for president

    • Pipercat

      As much as I wish my junior Senator was ineligible for running for President, his mother was at the time and still is an American citizen. All Senator Ted Herring had to do is renounce his Canadian citizenship.

      He had dual citizenship.

  • Louie Lopez

    He’s a POS!

  • Cemetery Girl

    Maybe it’s because it’s early and I lack coffee (I need to get on fixing that), but hating Jewish people goes against the teaching of Christ, but hating Muslims is ok? It is duty to stop Muslims (which we all know doesn’t mean giving them a fluffy kitten)… I’m not so sure Jesus would be cheering that.

  • Stephen Barlow

    consider the source.

  • He just failed at diplomacy 101. He can never have a job as important as the President’s job. But, this is what the Tea Party is about…. If you disagree with them, you’re the enemy.

  • Dave

    This fuck-knuckle needs to be booed off the stage of life!

  • Bill Grant

    “Religious bigotry is a cancer with many manifestations” Really asshole? When members of the GOP make speeches like this and use phrases like that, it shows that they have no idea about or concern for what the hell they are talking about because they use religious bigotry all the time…..oh wait, silly me, it’s only religious bigotry when it’s non-Christians doing it.

  • Nancy B

    Did anyone happen to catch this bozo on CNN last night? Calling our air strikes to help save people stranded on that mountain “photo-op bombings”? Oh, wait, they weren’t Christians. I get it now.

  • DavidD

    They are a lot of highly functional intelligent moral right wingers out there .They do not use critical thinking because politics are not an intellectual pursuit for them but an emotional reaction.
    This is a human reaction not a political one as the Left can easily fall into this also.
    As humans we are a cooperative species.Anything out of the norm is frightning and threatens group cohesion.
    Many right wingers have built thier lives emotionaly and materialy around a world view that reality is rapidly catching up too.It is starting to crack from it’s own contradictions and in the end all the talking points and cracker barrel wisdom cannot save it.
    The far right will overeact and fire on a Fort Sumpter of thier own choosing.
    Then the fight for the middle will begin.
    We are on the verge of great change .I don’t see a civil war but things are about to get real intresting and i don’t think the neo liberal Democratic party leadership handling it very well.

    • giankeys loves shemale porn

      delightfully well written david!!

      • DavidD

        Thank you for your kind reply.

  • Jim Bean

    Point completely missed. If you won’t stand with Israel against religious persecution and genocide, you fall short of Christian standards. And ISIS, al-Qaida, Hezbollah, Hamas, state sponsors like Syria and Iran, do not fall under the umbrella of ‘Israeli policy’ or ‘Israeli government.’

    • Gary Menten

      Christians falling short of Christian standards? Be still my heart! The biggest anti-Jewish movements in history; the Inquisition and the Holocaust were all instigated by Christians, as were the pogroms in Poland and Russia and the Crusades.

      But when accusing Christians of falling short of Christian standards, why focus so much on Israel. Where was Cruz when Orthodox Christians were murdering Catholic Christians and vice-versa in the Balkans a few years ago?

      It seems that falling short of Christian standards is a very common thing in Christianity.

      • Jim Bean

        Indeed it is. Which of course, explains the discomfort felt by the audience.

      • Gary Menten

        No, they probably think they are being just fine as Christians. Most mid-east Christians are also Arabs, who unlike American conservatives, feel no special reason to love Israel or to feign love for Israel out of political considerations.

      • Rabeca Issa

        Who knows what the Jews think behind walls about the world, you wrong if you think the Soviet communist Zionist are the chosen angels. Let me ask you why the oldest Jewish religion is the smallest religion in numbers compare to others especially Christianity, if you are really attractive why majority planet earth residents don’t convert to Judaism, why modern Jews are quitting your radical intolerance toward others non-Jewish blood humans? This event is Christian and in no way to support the corrupted Soviet Zion of Israel.

      • Gary Menten

        Once again….the Jewish religion is not the oldest in the world. Nor does it actively seek to convert others to it the way that some others do, and finally, rather a lot of it’s adherents were exterminated by Christians over a period of several centuries, but most recently in the 20th.

        Really, you need to get back on your meds.

      • Rabeca Issa

        Five times more Christians were killed during any war you name it, but they still more popular and large in number and more Jews convert to Christianity, what I am trying to point out here you will never understand and none of your radical Zionist, what driving the Jewish population down is themselves and their intolerance.

      • Gary Menten

        No, I think I understand your uninformed and unqualified Nazi-esque rantings quite clearly. Understanding them however, is not the same thing as agreeing with them.

        Well, I’d best leave you now so that you can go back to goose-stepping in your basement.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        your writing and ‘ comprehensive’ skills are akin to that of an argentine TEGU

  • dstatton

    I just hope the Greeks were right about hubris. He’s got a ton of it.

  • Linda J Peek

    I am sorry, but I really never thought he was very smart. I just keep watching him, and waiting to see why he was the choice of a majority in Texas, but I am still waiting and watching. The things he says and does seem like foolishness to me. As a matter of fact, I feel that same way about many of the “Tea Party” candidates that are supported with dark money. It’s my guess that dark money contributors fund this sort of mentality, those who are good followers, doing as they are told, and not good leaders, with the skills needed for the job. Am I wrong? Those big named folks of the “Tea Party” (and you know who they are) are usually seen with “foot in mouth” syndrom…not that bright, in my opinion.

    • Gary Menten

      Don’t be sorry; it’s not your fault he’s not very smart. It’s his.

    • Rabeca Issa

      He delivered the wrong speech in the wrong place stepping on a land mine or shooting himself in the leg, driving in the wrong lane direction. The Middle East is very complicated region as a result of ethnic cleansing political policy starting with Armenian genocide, Kurds, gypsies, Yazidis, Druz, Greeks, and other Christian minorities relocation from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. Soviet communist Zion of Israel ethnic cleansing to non-Jewish/Palestinian and other Christian minorities in millions out of Israel and today Syrian minorities mass killings.

  • Fernando

    Ted Cruz is ‘channelling’ his radical,christian[?] zealot father! that is who wants the presidency!

  • Fernando

    Reading ‘some’ of the commentaries posted here, one can see the curse of religion!

  • Ezechias Nieves Sr

    stinko religion and politics are against the law in other words church and state must be kept separated !

  • Eg Kbbs

    While there, Cruz should explain how his father’s and his contention that he is the annointed one of God fits in with self-idolatry.

  • Sorry Ted, but the bible is filled with intolerance and bigotry, starting with the First Commandment: ” I am the Lord, thy God. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.”

    Right off the bat then, the Bible admits there are other religions and other gods but it’s followers are commanded to worship one above any other. It goes downhill from there.

  • DMH

    If only they would do it all the time.

  • Jan Whitebear

    What a flaming hemorrhoidal asshole he is!

  • forpeace

    Is this Canadian anti-American pathological liar opportunist an United States Senator or an Israeli Senator?

  • Dan McLeod

    I, for one, as a Canadian, am glad he renounced our citizenship. I feel sorry for you Americans that are stuck with him, though.

  • Katelyn Parker

    I am a liberal; I find Ted Cruz repulsive. And you are a fool.

  • Doy Bowers

    This Clown really is a POS. It’s just a shame more people don’t boo this Pandering Scumbag off of the stage but then again most of his ilk fall for his B.S. in the first place. I guess this Clown forgot he wasn’t in a room full TEAbillies!!!

  • Tabitha Dowling

    I guess I’m “anti-America” and a “Christian hater” for being against Israel and their racist bigotry by stating only people with Jewish blood can live there and/or receive refugee status and for a genocide of a people over a greedy land grab. I’m a Christian myself, but I’m disgusted with how this country is these days. Not to mention as far as I know, it was the Jews who pushed for Yeshua’s death. Not the Romans.

  • A Olson

    Cruz is a pompous ass!

  • Karlheinz Groeger

    What a stain on our country! One can only imagine how most other countries can wonder how we elect people like this!