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Source – Alabama Public Television has refused to show the premiere of the 22nd season of Arthur because it features a gay wedding.

Entitled “Mr Ratburn and the Special Someone,” the episode features the same-sex marriage of Arthur’s third-grade teacher, Mr Ratburn.

“It would be a violation of trust to broadcast the episode,” the director of programming at APT, Mike McKenzie, told NBC NewsMcKenzie said that in April, PBS alerted APT and other stations about “possible viewer concerns about the content of the program.” After watching the episode, McKenzie and others at APT made the decision not to broadcast it.

We can always depend on Alabama to bring the comedy, amirite? Only the folks in the Heart of Dixie would ban the viewing of a fictional cartoon rat wedding. Can’t let a TV episode of animated talking rodents turn our kids gay, now can we? Roll Tide! Seriously, it’s OK to show old episodes of Bugs Bunny blowing Daffy Duck’s head off with a shotgun but we can’t show a fake gay animal marriage on television. I mean, aren’t we past all this bullshit by now? Hell, didn’t Ellen come out in 1997 or something? Good Lord. You love who you love. Who cares?

PS- I wonder if they show The Muppets? I mean, we all know about Bert and Ernie, right?

PPS- The video below is for all Alabamians who were denied viewing a couple gay rats getting hitched. You’re welcome.

PPPS- Check out the photo under the video to see what a real live homophobic, prejudiced, discriminatory person looks like. Hint: He looks just like you’d expect him to look.

Mike McKenzie.