The X-Files is an American science fiction television series that ran from 1993 to 2002, spawning an extended universe of books, two feature films, and an additional two seasons of the show which aired in 2016 and 2018. The show revolves around two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who specialize in unsolved cases featuring potential paranormal phenomena. This thesis focuses on the ways that The X-Files constructs marginalized religions as threats to the American body politic, represented through white womanhood and white bodies. In this thesis, I examine three episodes from The X-Files as examples of how The X-Files is engaged in a broader project of boundary maintenance. I argue its constructions of the paranormal function to maintain and negotiate certain cultural narratives around what religion looks like in the United States. In the world imagined by The X-Files, marginalized religions are dangerous, and the narrative consequences of the episodes demonstrate this threat.