May 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Updated: May 21, 2019 11:49 pm

‘Arthur’ episode featuring gay wedding won’t air on Alabama Public Television

WATCH ABOVE: Alabama Public Television chooses not to air episode of "Arthur" over same-sex wedding


Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children’s show “Arthur” because it included a same-sex wedding.

The episode “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” aired nationally on May 13, showing Arthur attending the wedding of his teacher and partner.

APT showed a re-run instead.

READ MORE: ‘Arthur’ character Mr. Ratburn comes out as gay, gets married reports that APT director of programming Mike Mckenzie defended the decision by saying parents trust that their children can watch the station without supervision.

The station had previously pulled an episode of “Arthur” in 2005 when a character had two mothers.

Misty Souder, a substitute teacher from McCalla, Alabama, says she’s disappointed. She says she’s using this to teach her 9-year-old daughter about the importance of standing up for minority groups.

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