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Alabama Church to Show Banned 'Arthur' Episode With Gay Wedding

Alabama Church to Show Banned 'Arthur' Episode With Gay Wedding
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By    |   Monday, 03 June 2019 06:38 PM

A church in Alabama is hosting a public viewing party of a popular children's cartoon episode that shows a same-sex wedding after it was banned from public television in the state.

The First United Methodist Church in Birmingham posted a screening event on its Facebook page that advertises the showing of "Arthur," scheduled for June 15. The program airs on PBS and the episode was shown on national television on May 13, but Alabama Public Television chose not to air it because one of the characters, a male teacher, came out as gay and married another man in the episode.

The Hill reported on the church's decision to show the controversial episode, which kicked off the show's 22nd season.

Arthur first aired in 1996 and is geared at children aged 4 to 8.

It was reported earlier this year, meanwhile, that United Methodist Church leaders shot down a measure that would have softened the church's stance on gay clergy and gay marriages.

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