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Evangelist Franklin Graham, fresh out of actual concerns in the world, wants everyone to “rise up” against the cartoon rats who got married on the children’s show Arthur.

Do your children or grandchildren watch the cartoon “Arthur”? I hope not. This PBS animated series is promoting the LGBTQ agenda. In a new episode, Arthur’s male third grade teacher gets married—to another male character. During the wedding, one of the students exclaims, “It’s a brand new world!” I’ll say — but not for the better. PBS receives government funding — why should our government be financing programming that promotes behavior the Bible says is sinful? I sure don’t want my tax dollars going toward that. I think many viewers may be surprised and disappointed in this content decision. I hope everyone will rise up and clearly tell PBS that they do not want to see this kind of programming slipped in to try to influence the hearts and minds of our children and grandchildren.

Leave it to a conservative Christian to denounce a show that teaches children to be decent human beings…

Mind you, the show didn’t even celebrate gay marriage. One of the minor characters just happened to get married, and PBS didn’t treat it like the end of the world. So now Graham wants his elderly angry fan base to “rise up” against a cartoon rat they didn’t even know existed until earlier today.

Of course, his reaction is nothing compared to that of MAGA cultist Sebastian Gorka, who treated the cartoon as proof of some Marxist propaganda campaign…

Maybe one day white evangelicals will care about real problems as much as they pretend to care about these fake ones.

Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.