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Father Damien's White Martyrdom

Father Damien's White Martyrdom
Few people are as universally praised as Father Damien of Molokai. Loved by the Hawaiian people that he ministered to, named De Grootste Belg"the Greatest Belgian" by his mother country of Belgium, venerated and canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church by Benedict XVI as of 2009, and even praised by the likes of Barack Obama and Gandhi. That being said, such bipartisan praise for the Holy Leper, did not stop Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from attempting to smear his reputation by declaring the placement of his statue at the Capital Rotunda a product of a white supremacist culture that upholds white men at the expense of all other groups.