The graphic design Circles Conference in Texas announced this week that it’s pulling a church leader from its list of speakers after people complained he might make others feel "unsafe."
David Roark, the communications and resources director for The Village Church, a mega-church based in Flower Mound, Texas, was uninvited from the three-day conference to take place in September after the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) refused to participate because of his inclusion.
The group claimed that The Village Church “does not meet our standards of inclusion because of openly discriminatory policies and practices towards women and the LGBTQ+ community.”
The Circles Conference ultimately agreed with the group and scrubbed Mr. Roark’s profile from their website.
[Chalk up another one for the Rainbow Mafia. --Editor]