I did report the issue 2 different times since it was happening on multiple boards and in both cases it was explained that my settings were the issue. At the time, I didn't notice the silkscreen. And since changing my settings looks to have resolved the issue, I am hopeful just to move on.
Chris, do you have anyone you connect with to see if the KiCAD issue can be given a new look? It sounds like the current default isn't a reasonable one and thus will likely cause issues for people new to creating PCBs. I am not sure how I would have handled it if the first PCBs I created from KiCAD cost me money and didn't work, and I didn't know how to figure out what was going on or who to talk to about how to fix it.
Here's the issue I found: https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1563744