Triggered Conference Kicks Out Christian Speaker

Triggered Conference Kicks Out Christian Speaker

Triggered Conference Kicks Out Christian Speaker

David Roark is communications director for a megachurch in the Dallas, TX, metro. He was also on a roster of speakers at the upcoming Circles Conference for graphic and user experience designers. However, his inclusion triggered some of those in the arts community, so the group disinvited him from its Richardson conference.

That’s thanks to the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Art, which complained about Roark being on the speakers’ roster. Moreover, they threatened to pull out if he were to speak:

“The 2019 conference speaker roster includes the Communications Director of The Village Church, an organization that does not meet our standards of inclusion because of openly discriminatory policies and practices towards women and the LGBTQ+ community.”

And what does the Village Church preach? Well, traditional Christian beliefs towards the role of women. They also adhere to the apparently archaic belief that marriage should be between a man and woman. Oh, and they believe in two genders too.

Well, how dare they!

But after the Circles Conference rescinded Roark’s invitation to speak, the triggered souls at the AIGA rejoiced:

“UPDATE: We are pleased to learn that Circles has made a speaker change. We welcome their willingness to respect the concerns of the design community and create a safe space for everyone who attends Circles Conference.”

The “Founder + Visionary “of the Circles Conference assured every attendee that they now would be safe at the conference. The Bad Man is gone!

“After serious consideration, we have made a speaker change. We respect the concerns of the design community and aim to create a safe space for everyone who attends Circles Conference, regardless of their individual world views or beliefs.”

As for David Roark, he took the diss with class:

I wonder if any of these moonbats even bothered to research David Roark on the web. If they did, they might find that they like some of what this young millennial has to say.

For example, Roark, who also contributes to the Dallas News, wrote an article entitled, “Conservative Christians have a politics problem and it goes beyond Trump.” He wrote:

“Many of these traditionally religious right evangelicals pick and choose what parts of the Bible they apply to American society. . . . Further, they entangle the agendas and ideologies of the church and the Republican party.”

That doesn’t sound like Pastor Robert Jeffress, does it?

And as for the church, here’s a video from one of their worship services. How could anyone be triggered by this?

But hold on — artists are creative, open-minded, and don’t have a dogmatic bone in their bodies. They’re the original bon vivant types, right? After all, it’s fun to live the creative life! Everyone wants to be an artist!

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Credit: brandxstudio/used with permission.

However, what did the AIGA and Circles Conference members think Roark would do on the speaker dais? Was he going to make an anti-gay rant, for example? Or scold women attendees who’d had abortions? Or — horror of horrors! — say, “God bless y’all” at the end of his presentation?

Actually, he would’ve given a professional address on how to use communications as promotion. But never mind that, of course, Roark believes the All the Wrong Things. Therefore he should not speak. Apparently at the Circles Conference, you must adhere to the theology of Social Progressivism, or else you shall not pass!

But it’s their loss, because now no one will learn any of David Roark’s professional expertise.

These people must live miserable lives to be constantly triggered by the world around them.

 

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

5 Comments
  • Cameron says:

    “I believe that to end division and pursue unity in our world, we must be willing to listen well, enter into dialogue and understand that we can show love, honor and dignity to one another while still disagreeing.”

    OK, so why is it that conservatives are the ones who have to show love and tolerance and kowtow to these snowflakes? Why aren’t they being told to give up an inch of space?

  • Scott says:

    My rule of thumb is that any person, place, or event that mentions “safe space” is immediately on my avoid list…

  • GWB says:

    We … aim to create a safe space for everyone who attends Circles Conference
    Oh, fer crying out loud, you do friggin’ GRAPHICS DESIGN, you retards! It’s already as safe a space as you can get! You don’t even use pointy objects like the knitting morons!

    regardless of their individual world views or beliefs
    Sorry, but you’re full of bovine excrement there, because you obviously don’t give a flying fig about Christian world views or beliefs. You’re a LIAR.

    How could anyone be triggered by this?
    Duh. Because God likes to tell you what you should and should not do with your life. And that really torques off people who think they’re smarter than God.

    artists are … open-minded
    Most of them in modern history have been so open-minded their brains fell out. And more so for art ‘critics’.

    you must adhere to the theology of Social Progressivism
    DING! ^^THIS^^
    IT IS A RELIGION. And Roark is a heathen to their religion, therefore he must be shunned.
    One of the reasons the left loves Islam, imo, is that they are so very similar in how they deal with the heathen, the apostate and the heretic.

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      It’s already as safe a space as you can get! You don’t even use pointy objects. . .

      The husband is a graphic artist, and before everything went digital he had to use Exacto-knives to cut frisket while doing airbrush. And sometimes he’d get jabbed. 🙂

      Most of them in modern history have been so open-minded their brains fell out.

      Well, no — he married me, didn’t he? 🙂
      Besides, he’s a stalwart conservative, too.

      • GWB says:

        There are always exceptions. 🙂
        And, yes, old-school graphics design (been there, done that!) certainly did use pointy, jabby, slicey objects. Now, I’m going to guess they use the scissors (if at all) with the rounded ends on them – at least in our institutions of ‘higher learning’.

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