When religion and politics mix

The intersection of politics and religion went badly for presidential hopeful Ted Cruz last evening.

He appeared at a gathering of a group that advocates for Christians in the Middle East — former attorney general John Ashcroft and former transportation secretary Ray LaHood serve on its board — urged support of Israel, and was booed off the stage.

The booing began when Cruz said “Today, Christians have no greater friend than the Jewish state.”

It was already a weird news week for Ted Cruz. On the floor of the Senate earlier in the week, he rallied opposition to the idea of a constitutional amendment on campaign reform by noting the producer of Saturday Night Live could be thrown in jail for making fun of politicians.