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    Alabama bans Arthur gay wedding episode

    Arthur: Alabama Public Television bans gay wedding episode

    Alabama Public Television (APT) has refused to broadcast a cartoon which shows a same-sex wedding.

    The first episode of the 22nd series of children's programme Arthur features the character Mr Ratburn marrying his aardvark partner, Patrick.

    But APT instead ran an old episode, and announced it had no plans to show the premiere.

    Programming director Mike McKenzie said broadcasting it would break parents' trust in the network.

    In a statement, Mr McKenzie said "parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision", and that children "younger than the 'target' audience" might watch without parental knowledge.

    Show creator WGBH and broadcaster PBS reportedly alerted local stations in April about the episode, and Mr McKenzie said this was when they decided not to air the show.

    Arthur is a joint Canadian/American series which debuted in 1996 about an eight-year-old anthropomorphic aardvark named Arthur Read and his friends, who live in the fictional Elwood City.

    APT previously refused to broadcast a 2005 episode of the series which depicted Buster, a rabbit, visiting a girl who had two mothers.

    Substitute teacher Misty Souder told news website AL.com that she and her daughter were disappointed the episode did not run and had contacted the network about it.

    "I never thought I'd be going to battle for a gay rat wedding, but here we are," she said.

    A 2018 Gallup poll showed 46% of people in Alabama identified as conservative, second only to Mississippi among all 50 states.

    Earlier in May, Alabama passed a law banning abortions even in cases of rape and incest, the latest US state to restrict access to abortions.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48350023

    Sharia Law working out well in Alabamastan I see.

    Saw this one doing the rounds lol:



    P.S. Arthur is still going?
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    Wait Arthur is an aardvark?
    There's this horrible realisation that BfA could all just be a fever dream caused by Argus cleaving us.
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    WTF is wrong with that state? Definitely a place I will never go to... not even to pass through.
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    I can only imagine their reaction 'oh no if we air this it'll turn our kids gay'. What a weird world.

    Also I didn't even know Arthur was still a thing :S
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    You know, I never thought Forrest Gump could be representative of Alabama.

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    Uh, no shit?

    Why would a cartoon character have the right to get married when their own gay citizens can't?
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    Good for them. Gender politics have no place in children cartoons. Its disgusting that some people find such cartoons ok.
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    Cartoon characters going about their lives is now "politics".

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    This show is still ongoing?!

    Religion should get the fuck out from law... hate how it's used to impose on others on how to live.

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    Imagine thinking children are fit to be mothers but not to watch a cartoon gay wedding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48350023

    Sharia Law working out well in Alabamastan I see.

    Saw this one doing the rounds lol:

    [img]https://i.imgur.com/Ih1SDC3.png[/]

    P.S. Arthur is still going?
    Silly yes but Arthur should be banned simply for being a shitty cartoon, it's almost as bad as that my little pony shit
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    How can children grow into functional adults that fuck their siblings if they are bombarded by gay propaganda?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenkai View Post
    Silly yes but Arthur should be banned simply for being a shitty cartoon, it's almost as bad as that my little pony shit

    I'm also not a fan of putting propaganda in children cartoons.
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    Good for them. Gender politics have no place in children cartoons. Its disgusting that some people find such cartoons ok.
    Two characters that happen to love each other decided to get married. Muh politics. I'm curious, are you against cartoons showing heterosexual marriage as well?
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    How long will it take for something that is federally legal to no longer be about politics? 10 years? 50 years? 100 years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrunes View Post
    functional adults that fuck their siblings
    Does not compute.

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    How long will it take for something that is federally legal to no longer be about politics? 10 years? 50 years? 100 years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    Does not compute.
    You need an Alabamanese calculator for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    How long did it take for the South to let go of getting their asses kicked?

    Results are still not in, I fear.
    lol good point. Sore losers simply don't know when to let go.
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    Here, just paste Arthur's face onto the woman, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoltBlaster View Post
    Good for them. Gender politics have no place in children cartoons. Its disgusting that some people find such cartoons ok.
    Kids shows nowadays are far more than mere entertainment. Gone are the days of Rugrats and Ren and Stimpy. If you want kids shows to be educational, where they learn right from wrong and social norms, etc, gay characters should be included. Not doing so only makes it harder for kids to understand the concept of being gay, as well as gay marriage, and that has the potential for kids to view it as different and/or not normal.
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