2 years ago at the Catalyst Conference I learned about the Deadly Viper book and movement founded by Mike Foster and Jud Wilhite. The mission…to inspire people to pursue radical integrity and radical grace. The book is one that inspired me and will be one I will read again every few years. This past week Mike and Jud shut down the Deadly Viper website and stopped the printing of any more books because some people took offense and “themes and imagery” in the book toward martial arts and Asian culture. I am proud of the choice of Mike and Jud to move on and recast the vision of this movement. There is no win in fighting a fight that is not winnable and could keep people from chasing after integrity and grace. Here is the last message I got from the team at Deadly Viper. I wanted to post this and ask you to consider joining this movement.
Due to an unfortunate conflict that arose from a group of individuals who considered Deadly Viper themes and imagery offensive, Deadly Viper is officially shutting down.
Our team is deeply saddened and brokenhearted by the end of this incredible ministry that has impacted thousands of lives over the past 3 years.
We wanted to say thank you for your support, love, and comittment to radical integrity and grace. And special thanks to those who have been especially supportive over the past 2 weeks during these very difficult events.
For more details on what is next for Mike and Jud please visit:
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