Alabama Methodist church to screen shunned ‘Arthur’ episode

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) | A Methodist church is screening an episode of the PBS children’s show “Arthur” that was shunned by Alabama Public Television for featuring a same-sex wedding.

AL.com reports that Birmingham First United Methodist Church will serve wedding cake and sparkling apple juice at its free screening of “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” on June 15.

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

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Viewers in Alabama won’t be able to witness the wedding of Mr. Ratburn and his partner Patrick on the cartoon series “Arthur.”

Alabama Public Television won’t air the episode “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” which is the premiere of season 22. In the episode, Arthur’s teacher Mr. Ratburn marries aardvark and local chocolate shop owner, Patrick.

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‘Arthur’ character Mr. Ratburn comes out as gay and gets married

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Arthur” revealed that one of its lead characters is gay in the season 22 premiere episode.

Arthur’s teacher Mr. Ratburn is getting married in the episode titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone.” Arthur and his friends Buster, Muffy and Francine assume that Mr. Ratburn is getting married to a woman named Patty (Jane Lynch) after they run into the pair talking to each other.

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