Kanye West replaces disgraced comedian at conference
By Danielle Jarvis
December 13, 2019
The organizers of an American conference have announced Kanye West as the new replacement speaker after John Crist was forced to cancel all future engagements.
West will speak at the Strength to Strength
conference, aimed at young people from middle school to college.
Crist, the popular Christian comedian, has
stood down from his tours and engagements after he recently apologized for his
”destructive and sinful” behavior over sexual assault allegations. He was
scheduled to perform at Stand to Stand‘, forcing conference organizer Scott
Dawson to make a last-minute change.
So who better to replace him with than Christianity’s newest kid on the block, Kanye West. West, the apparent new pin-up Christian after releasing his new album, ‘Jesus Is King’, which immediately topped Billboard’s Christian charts, and starting his own form of a church service, known as Kanye’s Sunday Services, is the new speaker at the conference, which runs January 18 through 20.
Comedian Crist had several incidents of
sexual misconduct made against him. He is accused of sexting, affairs with
married women, harassment, as well as offering free tickets to those performing
Crist released a statement to Charisma News
after five women claimed Crist initiated inappropriate sexual behavior with
them. “Over the past number of years, various women have accused me of behavior
that has been hurtful to them,” he said in a statement.
“While I am not guilty of everything I’ve
been accused of, I confess to being guilty of this — I have treated relationships
with women far too casually, in some cases even recklessly.
“My behavior has been destructive and sinful. I’ve sinned against God, against women and the people who I love the most. I have violated my own Christian beliefs, convictions and values, and have hurt many people in the process. I am sorry for the hurt and pain I have caused these women and will continue to seek their forgiveness. I have also hurt the name of Jesus and have sought His forgiveness.”
Kanye recently stated that he wants to change his name to ‘Christian Billionaire Genius’, so we’re still not sure if this is just the best publicity move ever, or a real conversion.