FBI Retracts Anti-Catholic Document Leaked By Whistleblower

 February 11, 2023

Following vocal backlash, the FBI has pulled a leaked internal document, announcing an investigation into “radical traditionalist” Catholics, and their possible ties to the “far-right white nationalist movement” .

According to a report by Breitbart News, the text was leaked this week by an FBI whistleblower, and subsequently published by Kyle Seraphin.  At the bureau for six years as a special agent, Seraphin was indefinitely suspended, without pay, in June of 2022.  Commenting on the leaked document, he noted an unsubstantiated assumption that-

 “a preference for the Catholic Mass in Latin instead of the vernacular and a number of more traditional views on other world religions can amount to an ‘adherence to anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ and white supremacist ideology.”

-Kyle Seraphin, FBI Special Agent & Whistleblower

Responding to an inquiry from the Catholic News Agency (CNA), the FBI said it would remove the document because “it does not meet our exacting standards.” The statement read-

While our standard practice is to not comment on specific intelligence products, this particular field office product, disseminated only within the FBI, regarding racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism does not meet the exacting standards of the FBI,” [while begging the question of how targeting a faith group relates to] “racial” or “ethnic” [discrimination]. And continued-

“Upon learning of the document, FBI Headquarters quickly began taking action to remove the document from FBI systems and conduct a review of the basis for the document,”…“The FBI is committed to sound analytic tradecraft and to investigating and preventing acts of violence and other crimes while upholding the constitutional rights of all Americans and will never conduct investigative activities or open an investigation based solely on First Amendment protected activity.”

-FBI Statement

Reportedly, relying heavily on analysis from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left, scandal-ridden organization, the FBI report, even included a direct copy of the SPLC list of “Radical Traditional Catholicism Hate Groups” as an appendix to its text. According to Jeff Session, former Attorney General in a statement to The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the SPLC has used the “hate group” designation, as a weapon and has-

 “wielded it against conservative organizations that refuse to accept their orthodoxy and choose instead to speak their conscience.”… “They use it to bully and intimidate groups like yours which fight for the religious freedom, the civil rights, and the constitutional rights of others,”

-Jeff Session, Former Attorney General

Kyle Seraphin appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight, on Thursday evening, asserting that the FBI is –

“so desperate to find white supremacists, that they are going to look at the Catholic Church.”…“They have found a gateway, in what they think is fringe Catholicism, in order to move into Christians in general, and to declare them to be the actual criminals in this country, or the potential terrorists,” adding…

“The whole document basically, is written from the perspective of somebody who thinks there are significant abortion rights that need to be defended and also an LGBTQ agenda, that has to be pushed down the American people’s throats and these are antithetical to Catholicism,”

-Kyle Seraphin, FBI Special Agent & Whistleblower

Insisting that the FBI “has joined in the hunt for Christians” and had “tried to manufacture crimes against sincere Catholics,” Tucker Carlson’s indictment apparently was sufficient to move the Bureau, to remove the offensive report from its files. It would seem they are so concerned with appearing bias these days, that they are not taking any chances poking the bear of a Republican House Majority, into taking them to task more than is already planned. Their change of heart in this case is very suspect, yet predictable.

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-Steven Magee
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