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Alabama Public Television Won't Run 'Arthur' Gay Wedding

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

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    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.

    AL.com reports that APT director of programming Mike Mckenzie defended the decision by saying parents trust that their children can watch the station without supervision.

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    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.