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Arthur's Gay Wedding Is Triggering Conservative Groups

Arthur's Gay Wedding Is Triggering Conservative Groups

Arthur's Gay Wedding Is Triggering Conservative Groups

One Million Moms started a petition for PBS Kids to no longer air Mr. Ratburn's wedding episode.


PBS Kids' beloved animated series Arthur made viral headlines earlier this week after Mr. Ratburn, the show's teacher and cake fiend, got married to his now husband in what can only be described as one of the cutest same-sex weddings in children's TV history

As groundbreaking and cute as Arthur's "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" episode was, not everyone was a fan of Mr. Ratburn's union...

Because the gays can't ever have nice things without weird, hateful backlash, conservative media watchdogs One Million Moms took it upon themselves to create a petition to try and ban the episode from airing on PBS Kids ever again.

"Discussion of such controversial topics and lifestyle choices should be left up to parents," One Million Moms said in a post about their petition. "PBS Kids should not introduce this to young children. Just because an issue may be legal or because some are choosing a lifestyle doesn’t make it morally correct. PBS Kids should stick to entertaining and providing family-friendly programming, instead of pushing an agenda."

According to the One Million Moms website, the petition currently has 13,000+ signatures.

While seeing the same, tried, old "lifestyle choice" argument over and over again is nothing new to us, it's still discouraging that on Beyoncé's internet, in the year of our lord 2019, people are still so opposed to innocent displays of inclusion and diversity on a kid show. 

Luckily, praise for Mr. Ratburn's wedding is still drowning out all of the negativity on social media. 

Arthur is currently airing on PBS KidsWatch "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" on PBS Kids' website here!

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