The FBI Targeted Catholics With Discredited Report

( The FBI has targeted Catholics with a discredited report, claiming that white supremacy had taken hold in Catholics who prefer to attend Latin Mass, according to The Post Millennial. The news came from a whistleblower, Kyle Seraphin, who made the report known in a piece published on UncoverDC.

Seraphin was with the agency for six years before he was indefinitely suspended in June 2022.

The FBI’s Richmond, Virginia office reportedly used the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for the basis of their report, citing articles from the left-wing source in the appendices. The FBI report called the Catholics that prefer Latin Mass “Radical-Traditionalist Catholics” (RTCs) who adhere “to anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ and white supremacist ideology.”

Seraphin said that when he was working at the office, the SPLC was “not legitimate.” Other sources cited in the document were the left-wing Salon and The Atlantic.

The document then states that there is “high confidence” that the federal agency can recruit sources within the church to combat its radical attendees.

While the writer of the document differentiated between “traditional Catholics” and RTCs, he did not provide specifics or evidence that such a division exists. Despite the lack of vetting for partisanship and bias, the document was reportedly approved by FBI Richmond Chief Division Counsel, the office’s top lawyer.

The SPLC has previously gone after The Post Millennial’s editor-at-large, Andy Ngo. Ngo, who primarily reports on Antifa, was asked by a writer at the organization whether he supported “anti-Antifa” comments he made during a speech in 2021. He was then the subject of hit pieces. He commented on their request for comment saying that they smeared by implication and association.

“Reputational slandering is a Southern Poverty Law Center smear tactic,” he said.

The SPLC has reportedly gone after religions before. In June 2018, they publicly apologized for defaming Maajid Nawaz and the Quilliam Foundation as “anti-Muslim extremists.”

The FBI has now officially rescinded the document.