Alabama refuses to air children’s show episode featuring gay wedding.

By |2019-05-21T13:01:57-08:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |20 Comments

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. 

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20 Comments

  1. Anonymous May 22, 2019 at 6:22 am

    So much for freedom of speech. Next they will be burning books!!

  2. aNOn May 22, 2019 at 6:50 am

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    here is support for the growth of teaching Christian Bible classes in public schools. The Trump administration’s federal budget proposal cut $8.5 billion from the Department of Education, including the Student Support and Academic Enrichment program. That program supported, among other things, mental health, school security and safety, community engagement—the kind of programs that would address the issues we hear after every school shooting.”

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    https://www.dcreport.org/2019/05/22/department-of-education-agenda-reading-writing-and-religion/

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  4. Doggy Style May 22, 2019 at 7:49 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mississippi-lawmaker-punched-wife-in-face-for-not-undressing-quickly-enough-for-sex_n_5ce53e05e4b0547bd130004a

    Police found McLeod’s wife and another unidentified woman on the second floor of the house, frightened and shaking – McLeod’s wife said he “just snapped” and struck her in the face after she didn’t get her clothes off quickly enough to have sex, the police report says. The punch bloodied her nose and left blood on the couple’s bed and floor.
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  5. $BM~JB$ May 22, 2019 at 7:55 am

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    “This is not the first time in American history where one group of powerful people are deciding who is sufficiently human enough so they can do whatever they want with them.”

    “These 2020 candidates aren’t just saying you know, rape and incest and exceptions and even first trimester, which pro-lifers like me don’t even agree with, but a lot of American population does,” said Campos-Duffy, during an appearance on Fox & Friends. “They’re saying abortion unfettered, unregulated all the way through the third trimester and even after birth.”

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  6. anon May 22, 2019 at 8:16 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/alabama-reproductive-rights-passes-born-alive-abortion-bill-36ba9506d719/

    “Under the controversial bill, which now moves to the state Senate, doctors would face jail time of 20 years for failing to “exercise reasonable care to preserve the life of a child born alive after an abortion or attempted abortion.””

  7. 'O Canada May 22, 2019 at 9:44 am

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    “None of the Above: Having No Religion in Canada and the U.S.” will be published by early 2020.”

    https://religionnews.com/2019/05/21/study-its-easier-to-be-a-none-in-canada-than-in-the-us/

  8. 2100 May 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

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    In his written testimony, Morano claimed that his political science background is “an ideal background for examining the latest round of UN environmental claims” and argued that the U.N. “twists and hypes and distorts science in order to push a political agenda.” During the hearing, he also wrongly attacked the 97% scientific consensus on human-caused climate change. Subcommittee Chair Jared Huffman (D-CA) called Morano out for “trolling” climate scientists, saying he came from the “shadowy corners of these junior varsity think tanks.”

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    Morano and Moore also got more time at the hearing than the four scientists invited by the Democrats, according to Public Citizen.

  9. Anonymous May 22, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I knew it! I knew mr ratburn was gay!

  10. puck May 22, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    why am i not surprized? and why are evangelists (?) at my door? and why did they freak when i told them not to bring up abortion or gay-AND LEAVE. oh, they are having this meeting AND I MUST COME! THEY WILL SEND SOME ONE TO BRING ME!!!!!! i didn’t wear pantyhose and a foundation garment to dads burial and i sure am not doing it for a church full of assholes who want to keep me in my place.

  11. Old Redneck May 22, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Well, I gotta tell you . . . I’m a Mississippi native and Sweet Thing (we have been married 53 years) is an Alabama girl.

    In both MS and AL, same-gender marriage is a mortal sin. However, if they have been cousins . . . .

    • Old Redneck May 22, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      Should read: “. . . However, if they HAD been cousins . . .

      Too much Jack and Coke.

  12. Did Bristol Rip Off Her Bra At The Brawl? Does Bristol Even Wear A Bra? May 22, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Religions that don’t point beyond themselves trap people within itself.

  13. Anonymous May 22, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I recall several years ago that some religious groups claimed that SpongeBob Squarepants was promoting “the homosexual agenda” because they believed the show had gay undertones between Patrick & Spongebob, plus the series was always showing all those rainbows in their stories, a clear reference to the rainbow used by the LGBT community, don’t you know.

    The gay bashers need to get a life.

  14. puck May 23, 2019 at 12:12 am

    and why did the evangelists not get robbed or beaten up in this neighbourhood??

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