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Alabama Public Television chose not to air PBS' recent "Arthur" episode that featured a same-sex marriage.

During the animated series' 22nd season premiere, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone," Arthur's third-grade teacher, Mr. Ratburn, marries Patrick, a chocolatier, at a wedding attended by his students Arthur, Francine, Buster and Muffy. It aired May 13.

Mike McKenzie, director of programming at APT, told NBC News on Monday that PBS sent a message to stations in mid-April alerting them "to possible viewer concerns about the content of the program." After he and others at APT viewed the episode, they decided not to broadcast it and showed a rerun instead.

"The vast majority of parents will not have heard about the content, whether they agree with it or not," he said. "Because of this, we felt it would be a violation of trust to broadcast the episode."

GLAAD, the media advocacy group for LGBTQ people, said APT's decision was an "attack to censor content" and not only "mean-spirited," but also "it’s a losing battle."

"TV worlds often reflect our actual world and today that includes LGBTQ parents and families," GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said. "LGBTQ parents and their children deserve to see themselves reflected in media, and if leadership of this public broadcasting station cannot serve the interests of the entire public, it's time to find someone who can."

In 2005, APT pulled an episode of "Postcards From Buster," a spinoff of "Arthur," in which the character Buster met a girl who had two mothers.

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/alabama-public-television-refuses-air-arthur-episode-gay-wedding-n1008026

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alabama-public-television-refuses-to-air-arthur-episode-with-gay-wedding/

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M Monstre

Imagine being that sensitive and ignorant as to not show a gay rat wedding

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Gardevoir

Congrats Alabama you are now the worst state than Mississippi :madge:

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ShayCristoforo

Shocker. I thought they were so progressive  :pole:

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River

omg why they are so dumb :air:

Everyone saw the scene on the web already, the damage has been done :ladyhaha:

I'm not serious 99% of the times ;)

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Phaye Monster

let's cut Alabama out of the US and make it fend for itself, they don't want it

seriously, worst state ever

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LadariousGarage

So Alabama is fine with young children being victims of rape and incest, and being forced to carry their babies when they financially can't, or children being concived through rape and incest, and their parents not wanting them, but where forced to carry them, and take care of them because they can't get a abortion

 

But when 2 gay ardvarks on T.V get married its "Damaging to childrens minds,"

 

Alabama what the f*ck is your problem :oprah:

 

 

Lets do it baby I know the Law
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JusKeepBreathin

Imagine thinking kids care about this crap. Let parents decided what their kids should and shouldn't watch. 

Isn't censorship of the media by the gov't a sign of socialism or communism. :confused: 

What's next? Are they going to go into libraries and start burning LGBTQ books in the streets.

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Edit: It's not socialism or communism. It's facsism.

 

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jsn

We can't expose children to the gays, but it's fine if they get raped and are forced to have a baby!

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imnotyourbabe10

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This is like Alex Jones' gay frogs conspiracy or whatever the heck that was. 

We could just abort Alabama, right?  :madge:

Why do people not realize that the people they ostracize are from the same human species?  It's like that disgusting saying, "Love the sinner, hate the sin." 

Dude, get it together and "Come to mama...tell me who hurt ya...there's gonna be no future, if we don't figure this out...why do we gotta tell each other how to live, the only prisons that exist are ones we put each other in..." (CTM is such a hippy and needed track right now)

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Reginald

:vegas: If Alabama wants to pretend like we don't exist, we can do the same thing right back.

 

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Salome
3 minutes ago, Reginald said:

:vegas: If Alabama wants to pretend like we don't exist, we can do the same thing right back.

 

You know how sometimes people who are the most homophobic turn out the be the gayest?

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