Evidently Middle East Christians have not learned the ways of Dominionist Christians. Senator Ted Cruz was invited to speak at their fundraiser Wednesday and unexpectedly found himself booed off the stage.
This one time I'm going to quote the Daily Caller, since they have the video and it really is remarkable:
“Christians have no greater ally than Israel,” [Cruz] said, at which point members of the crowd began to yell “stop it” and booed him.
EWTN News Nightly’s Jason Calvi caught the moment on video.
“Those who hate Israel hate America,” he continued, as the boos and calls for him to leave the stage got louder. “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.”
The cries of “stop it, stop it, enough,” and booing continued. “Out, out, leave the stage!” At this point IDC’s president, Toufic Baaklini, came out to the stage to ask for the crowd to listen to Cruz, but Cruz had already had enough.
In an interview with Breitbart News, Cruz explained that he chose to leave because if they could not stand with Israel, he could not stand with them.
What you have here is a deep chasm between Dominionists like Cruz who believe Israel must thrive in order for Christians to have dominion over all the earth and other Christian sects, who believe that ancient covenants with Israel are obsolete, and God's kingdom on earth will come via believers in Christ.
I don't know what the specifics of the attendees at that dinner believe with regard to Israel, but odds are there were some Palestinian Christians in that crowd who were not going to stand tall for Israel, nor should they be expected to.
Cruz' arrogance and insensitivity was on parade for all to behold at that dinner. If he thinks he has a snowball's chance in hell of winning the Republican nomination for the Presidency, he's more deluded than he knows.
Update: Here's a little more, from Twitter: