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'Phil Robertson made me feel unsafe in my own home': Gay Louisiana student writes powerful anonymous letter to Duck Dynasty star in wake of homophobic comments

    Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson caused controversy last week over homophobic comments he made in GQ magazine
    Robertson was briefly suspended from the show, but the A&E Network raised that ban yesterday
    In an emotional essay, a closeted gay college student who lives in the same town as the Robertson family reveals the damage Phil's words caused

By Alex Greig and Ashley Collman

PUBLISHED: 09:49 EST, 29 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:42 EST, 29 December 2013



A closeted gay student living in West Monroe, Louisiana has written a powerful essay, criticizing the town's most famous residents - Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.

Robertson made headlines after issuing homophobic comments in a GQ article, at one point comparing gay sex to bestiality, which got him put on suspension by the A&E network. But the network announced yesterday that they would be reinstating Robertson to the show, who so far has remained unapologetic about the comments.

In an essay posted on Times-Picuyne columnist Robert Mann's blog, the communications student writes that Robertson probably didn't mean to hurt anyone with his statements, he nonetheless created a hostile environment.

'He encouraged - hopefully unintentionally - a two-week-long "fag bashing" in Monroe and around the world. He made me feel unsafe in my own home. I can't count how many times I heard "faggot" over the Christmas visit home.'

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Couldn't have said it better.

Now Mr. Anonymous Student - What you going to do about it?

I don't get your choice. Never mind it being a sin, it simply doesn't show up on the radar at all. But - if you are what you are, then pretending you are not is no way to go through life. You are closeted. Denying what you are and only admitting it anonymously.

Your call. Your family probably already knows - most of the people who love you already know. Why you give a shit what anyone else thinks?
I'd suggest you do something. Go to church. No, not to pray for forgiveness. To speak to Mr. Robertson. Face to face, like a man would do, instead of hiding behind anonymity. Dude might look on the rough side, but he'll not tear your head off.
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Weepy little fag needs to stop calling so much attention to himself with his abnormal behavior and pathetic comments.  Problem solved.

Why is it that these ass commandos are suddenly the paradigm of modern civilization whose every move is to be applauded for some damned thing or another??  How is it brave to admit you are a regular rider on the Hershey Highway??

I still think this has a lot more to do with Phil Robertson's Christianity than his views on homos...and as they say, the flak is always thickest directly over the target.

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If this student is in the closet, why is s/he afraid?  The person remained anonymous for other reasons, probably someone from MSNBC.

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If this student is in the closet, why is s/he afraid?  The person remained anonymous for other reasons, probably someone from MSNBC.

He's afraid that Alec Baldwin will come to Louisiana, pull him out from the closet and kick his ass. 
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“[Euthanasia] is what any State medical service has sooner or later got to face. If you are going to be kept alive in institutions run by and paid for by the State, you must accept the State’s right to economize when necessary …” The Ministry of Fear by Graham Green (New York: Penguin Books [1943] 2005, p. 165).

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2530688/Phil-Robertson-feel-unsafe-home-Closeted-Louisiana-student-writes-powerful-open-letter-Duck-Dynasty-star-wake-homophobic-comments.html

'Phil Robertson made me feel unsafe in my own home': Gay Louisiana student writes powerful anonymous letter to Duck Dynasty star in wake of homophobic comments

    Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson caused controversy last week over homophobic comments he made in GQ magazine
    Robertson was briefly suspended from the show, but the A&E Network raised that ban yesterday
    In an emotional essay, a closeted gay college student who lives in the same town as the Robertson family reveals the damage Phil's words caused

By Alex Greig and Ashley Collman

PUBLISHED: 09:49 EST, 29 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:42 EST, 29 December 2013



A closeted gay student living in West Monroe, Louisiana has written a powerful essay, criticizing the town's most famous residents - Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.

Robertson made headlines after issuing homophobic comments in a GQ article, at one point comparing gay sex to bestiality, which got him put on suspension by the A&E network. But the network announced yesterday that they would be reinstating Robertson to the show, who so far has remained unapologetic about the comments.

In an essay posted on Times-Picuyne columnist Robert Mann's blog, the communications student writes that Robertson probably didn't mean to hurt anyone with his statements, he nonetheless created a hostile environment.

'He encouraged - hopefully unintentionally - a two-week-long "fag bashing" in Monroe and around the world. He made me feel unsafe in my own home. I can't count how many times I heard "faggot" over the Christmas visit home.'

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