…by an American politician.Takes a conference intended to help the suffering Christians of the Mideast, climbs atop a giant mound of dead Christians, and hijacks the conference in order preach about the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the State of Israel. When the crowd demands he stick to the purpose of the conference and not used the sufferings of the Mideast Church in order to give himself street cred with John Hagee “blood moon” nuts and other parochial American apocalyptic kooks, he dramatically declares a room full of Semites to be anti-semitic and storms out, to the braindead applause of Breitbart and the Thing That Used to Be Conservatism.The Week and Rod Dreher do the autopsy on this repulsive act of grandstanding.Right in line, of course, with American policy toward the Church abroad for decades. We have aided and abetted its destruction with great consistency across multiple decades and administrations. Cruz’ repulsive and cynical use of the suffering Church to make a play for the hearts and minds of his base is just another sample of how this happens.Particularly gotta love how the Breitbart Lie Machine denounces with scare quotes Churches that were serving Christ when his own ancestors were bowing to trees as “Christian”. Churches that are suffering torments unimaginable to these cubicled Machiavellians.Meanwhile, the organizers of In Defense of Christians show real class in contrast to Cruz:Statement of IDC President following disruption at IDC Gala DinnerIn Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklini issued the following statement in response to a disruption at the Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner: “As Cardinal Rai so eloquently put it to the attendees of the In Defense of Christians’ inaugural Summit gala dinner: ‘At every wedding, there are a few problems.’ In this case, a few politically motivated opportunists chose to divide a