Alabama TV station refuse to air episode of Arthur featuring a gay wedding

Alabama TV station refuse to air episode of Arthur featuring a gay wedding

Alabama Public Television has refused to air an episode of the PBS show Arthur that features a gay wedding. The episode Mr Ratburn and the Special Someone saw Arthur’s teacher - a cartoon rat - come out as gay and marry Patrick the aardvark. Mike McKenzie, director of programming at APT has gone out and said that the station has no plans to air the episode.

Anton H
Anton H
Deadman 0_0
Deadman 0_0 7 months

I'd just like to know why the Arthur writers suddenly pulled a Rowling and made a character gay with zero context. Or am I missing a character mark for Ratburn?

Little Scar
Little Scar 7 months

*sigh* Every show has to have a gay character now or its homophobic?

Manny Gonzalez
Manny Gonzalez 7 months

SJW's need to understand that people in Alabama think this way. If we want to preach tolerance, then perhaps we should start by being tolerant. Their anger ridden tweets show how much they despise anyone who disagrees with them 🤦‍♂️

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 7 months

Good, keep your degenerate social engineering away from kids. It isn't good enough to legalize gay marriage and normalize homosexuality, the left has to shove their social constructionist subversion into children's curriculum at every opportunity.

redhandsbluefaces
redhandsbluefaces 7 months

Why do children need to be exposed to it anyway? When they're old enough to understand romantic and sexual relationships then they can learn about homosexuality.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 7 months

Keep it classy Alabama.

Andrew Colomy
Andrew Colomy 7 months

What I want to know is what makes liberal writers of these shows think they're being so "progressive" by showing homosexuals in kids shows? I've seen it in Clarence, Adventure Time, Star vs the Forces of Evil, Steven Universe, that new She-ra cartoon etc.. Gay cartoons have been around in kids shows for decades. You got Sailor Neptune and Uranus, SpongeBob, Him from the Powerpuff Girls, and shit... Snagglepuss has been around for the last 60 years.

Tom Moon
Tom Moon 7 months

Stop normalising sodomy to children.

Paul M
Paul M 7 months

Excellent news. Finally some common sense.

Scruffy Stoat
Scruffy Stoat 7 months

But if they rejected a show for having a Christian character, it would be an "attack" on christianity. I'm ok with Alabama doing this but then you can't be offended, or claim you're "under attack," when we deny you from forcing your christian degeneracy on us. We don't want to see that crap on TV anymore than you want to see homosexuality, so don't be a hypocrite.

The 9Revan9
The 9Revan9 7 months

Everything just has to be "woke" these days it seems

Roberto Torq
Roberto Torq 7 months

finally some opposition to exposing kids to this agenda

Lover
Lover 7 months

It's okay to have a gay character in a show. But to express it through something as overt and pandering as a gay wedding is just poor form.

Steven
Steven 7 months

Think of the children!! Shield their eyes from gay cartoon rat-people getting married in one episode of Arthur! The kids must never know that gay people actually exist out there in the real world

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 7 months

Good. Why are other states not doing the same?

Akira Kevin
Akira Kevin 7 months

honestly this feels like a call, to me, that I'm living in the wrong state and should head to Alabama

Ywacch
Ywacch 7 months

The real concern is WHY THE HELL ARE THERE LIKE 22 SEASONS?!

Fonky Munk
Fonky Munk 7 months

Arthur teaches kids how to exist in the real world. Obviously gay couples exist in the real world. How does shielding children from this reality help them? If grown adults can’t handle one episode of a children’s cartoon showing a gay couple then maybe they still have some growing up left to do? Oof Alabama sounds like a terrible place to live.

Brandon G
Brandon G 7 months

good. kids need that kind of thing explained by their parents, not the TV.

Seth Napier
Seth Napier 7 months

I'm so sick of progressives and anything to do with sexuality.

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