Courtesy of NBC News:
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.
McKenzie said the station has no plans to air it.
So to be clear Alabama has no problem making an 11-year-old give birth to her rapist’s child but heaven forbid a child see an animated gay wedding on television.
Way to keep those priorities straight Alabama.