Alabama Public Television refuses to fly a recent episode of Arthur with a gay marriage because it would "violate" their audience's confidence.
The particular episode titled "Mr. Ratburn and Special Someone," shows Arthur and his friends & # 39; loved ones learn to marry another man. The kids initially believe that Ratburn marries a woman, another rat, but she turns out to be Mr. Ratburn's sister, spoken by Jane Lynch.
In the episode, the children attending the wedding with their parents are happy to see Mr Ratburn go in arms with his soon-to-man husband.
Although Mr. Ratburn's queer revealed was very applauded, kids in Alabama will have to find another place to see it.
Mike Mckenzie, Alabama Public Television presenter, told NBC News that the station is not planning to fly the episode either now or in the future.
"Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children's programs that entertain, educate and inspire," McKenzie said in a statement, according to NBC.
He suggested that the station does not consider it appropriate for children to see the episode without parental supervision and consent.
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" The vast majority of parents have not heard of the content, whether they agree with it or not "he added. "Because of this, we felt it would be a violation of confidence to broadcast the episode."
BuzzFeed News has reached Mckenzie for comments.
According to AL.com, the station also refused to fly a Arthur episode that included a two-tax sign.
The news has fired people, especially with Alabama already in focus to sign a bill that is a near ban on abortion in the state.