Mormon Tabernacle Choir member quits to avoid Trump inauguration
A Mormon singer is offering some harsh words for Donald Trump. Her name’s Jan Chamberlin, and she a heroine — and more qualified to be president than the guy taking over in just two and a half weeks.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is one of the only groups that has agreed to participate in Donald’s inauguration, and Jan said that the feels “betrayed” by the decision. “I submit my resignation,” she wrote to the choir. “looking from the outside in, it will appear that Choir is endorsing tyranny and [fascism] by singing for this man,” she added.
For their part, the choir says the performance is voluntary. But given how comfortable the Mormon church has shown itself to be with regressive, cruel politics, it’s no surprise that their members are all too eager to raise their voices in song for Donald.
But not Jan. “I could never look myself in the mirror again with self respect,” she wrote. “I only know I could never ‘throw roses to Hitler.’ And I certainly could never sing for him.”
It’s a similar reaction to that of the Rockettes, who were pressured by their management to perform against their will for Trump before the organization backpedaled a bit. And it’s also following high-profile refusals from other prominent entertainers to set foot anywhere near the inauguration. So far, Donald has a reality show loser, some Mormons and whatever Rockettes were willing to give up their principles, and maybe the Beach Boys. Sounds like a fun party.