I invited a former FBI agent to CatholicVote’s staff retreat.
You know him as Kyle Seraphin, the CV Hero of the Year.
I asked him to say a few words of encouragement to the rest of the CV staff. And he did not disappoint!
He thanked me for the award – and everyone who voted. But he insisted: “Mark Houck deserved to win it again this year.”
It wasn’t just a throwaway line of false humility. I know that Kyle was being serious in his admiration for Mark – and his ongoing fight to hold the FBI accountable.
But then Kyle opened up about his own experience. How he was proud to join the FBI and wear the uniform. How he wanted to fight injustice… only to discover his own agency was involved in creating injustice!
We hear so much talk today about standing up for the truth. But Kyle told the staff members of CatholicVote what that means when the rubber hits the road.
After all, he had the explosive proof that the FBI was targeting and spying on Catholics – as if we were criminals. If he didn’t blow the whistle on this, who else at the FBI would do the right thing? Would this shocking “Richmond” memo ever be discovered?
Kyle told the CV staff: “I told my wife that if I went public, this would likely mean we would lose this job. And she told me, ‘Yeah, I figured that.’”
But Kyle pressed on and told her: “I mean, this would likely mean we would have to sell our house.” His wife remained undaunted: “We’ve done that before.”
Kyle and his wife have young children – this was no simple task.
But every step of the way, Kyle’s wife had his back. “We’re in this together.”
And that’s exactly the truth. We ARE in this together.
We all have to do our part to fight hard in 2024 to renew our country. We need to end the War on Catholics. We need to stop the maniacal push to indoctrinate our kids with racist history and pornographic books. We need to end the reckless influx of illegal immigration – it isn’t good for the migrants or for our own country.
Our very way of life is at stake this year.
And we need courage like Kyle Seraphin and his wife.
We’re in this together.