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Mon May 20, 2019, 08:45 PM

Arthur's Gay Wedding Episode Banned by Alabama Public Television

Alabama’s at it again. According to a report from AL.com, Alabama Public Television chose not to broadcast the Season 22 premiere of Arthur, which included the same-sex wedding of beloved elementary school teacher Mr. Ratburn.

Rather than airing the episode as scheduled, APT Director of Programming Mike McKenzie opted to show a rerun from a previous season.

“Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate and inspire,” Mckenzie tells the site. “More importantly — although we strongly encourage parents to watch television with their children and talk about what they have learned afterwards — parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision. We also know that children who are younger than the ‘target’ audience for Arthur also watch the program.”

The episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” is still available to stream on PBS’ official site. Click here to check it out.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/arthurs-gay-wedding-episode-banned-by-alabama-public-television/ar-AABDYM0?li=BBnb2gh

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Reply Arthur's Gay Wedding Episode Banned by Alabama Public Television (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 20 OP
DesertRat May 20 #1
Tech May 20 #4
lunasun May 20 #11
Different Drummer May 20 #2
Mike Nelson May 20 #3
sakabatou May 20 #5
Texasgal May 20 #6
Haggis for Breakfast May 20 #7
BlueStater May 20 #8
Ilsa May 20 #9
Irishxs May 20 #10
VOX May 21 #12

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 08:47 PM

1. Oh, FFS! What is Alabama so afraid of?

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #1)

Mon May 20, 2019, 09:23 PM

4. Women, people of color, and gays. Not necessarily in that order.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #1)

Mon May 20, 2019, 11:47 PM

11. A cartoon


Yes a kid’s cartoon!
On PBS .

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 08:55 PM

2. I smell smoke.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 09:16 PM

3. Poor ol' Alabama...

… weddings aren't gay, anymore... I guess I can understand, given the sad politics stories about the state.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 09:25 PM

5. OFFS

It's not like other children's shows had queer characters who got together.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 09:32 PM

6. These people should move to

fucking Saudi Arabia if they need their content restricted!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 09:44 PM

7. This is state-sponsored censorship.

HOW is this legal ?

What about all the people who pay their cable bill and WANT to watch this ?

Talk about SHIT HOLES . . .

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 10:14 PM

8. What an embarrassing fucking state.

Fictional gay marriage bad, but a pedophile senator was just fine with a good portion of these toothless cretins.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 10:16 PM

9. Someone should put it on a public access station at the same time. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 10:31 PM

10. Saw Gov on tv today saying tourism won't suffer. Ha!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 04:30 AM

12. Of course! When gays marry, it destroys every heterosexual marriage within a 500-mile radius.

For god’s sake Alabama, grow the hell up!

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