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May 22, 2019

Remember these are the same people who think a 12 year old must carry her rapist zygote to birth

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:00

Alabama PBS Affiliate Refuses to Show “Arthur” Episode Featuring Gay Rat Wedding

Alabama PBS Affiliate Refuses to Show “Arthur” Episode Featuring Gay Rat Wedding

A PBS station in Alabama is refusing to show the episode of the kids TV series Arthur that featured a gay rat getting married to his partner. Alabama Public Television chose to show a rerun instead… which means that a state where legislators voted to force child rape victims to give birth against their will is also a state where a brief cartoon wedding between two rats just goes too far.

Those values are a no-go in Alabama, though.

“Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate and inspire,” [director of programming at APT Mike] Mckenzie said in an email. “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.

… So what? The underlying bigotry there is that Mckenzie thinks children who are young won’t be able to handle seeing a same-sex couple getting married. For a few seconds. (Have I mentioned they’re cartoon rats?) Apparently, in Alabama, you need adults to tell you those rats are making Baby Jesus cry.

It’s not even the first time they’ve done something like this. In 2005, a different episode of the same cartoon featured a main character going to a friend’s house. The friend had two mothers. Therefore, the episode was also pulled from the lineup.

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