United Methodist ‘Church’ to Host Screening of Homosexual ‘Arthur’ Episode, ‘Wedding Party’ for Mr. Ratburn

By Heather Clark of

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A United Methodist “church” in Alabama has decided to host a “wedding party” featuring a free screening of the “Arthur” episode surrounding the same-sex “wedding” of Mr. Ratburn after Alabama Public Television said that it would not air the broadcast.

The screening is a joint effort between The Sidewalk Film Festival, the Shout LGBTQ Film Festival and the First United Methodist Church Of Birmingham. A Facebook page for the June 15 event outlines invites all ages to the “free celebration & screening of the Arthur episode ‘Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,’ followed by two additional surprise cartoon episodes.”

“There will be wedding cake, sparkling apple juice and surprises,” it states.

“Weddings take places at churches all the time. So First Church seems like a perfect venue for the cartoon in my opinion,” Rachel Morgan, who works with both festivals, told “[The church] frequently communicates to the community that they are an ‘open place for all,’ and I think this event reflects that statement.”

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