Mormon Tabernacle Choir Singer Quits Over Trump

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir says she has resigned from the famed group over its decision to perform at next month’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Jan Chamberlin posted her resignation letter to choir leaders on her Facebook page Thursday. In it, she writes that by performing at the Jan. 20 inaugural, the 360-member choir will appear to be “endorsing tyranny and facism.” She says she feels betrayed by the choir’s decision to take part.

The choir is part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church spokesman Eric Hawkins tells The Salt Lake Tribune that participation in the choir and the inaugural performance is voluntary.

Hawkins said last week the choir’s tradition of presidential performances isn’t “implied support of party affiliations or politics.”

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  1. Good on you Jan for standing against tyranny!

  2. When you have problems getting the rockettes and the Mormon choir you have some serious PR issues. The inagauration is going to be a disaster

    Here is what the ignorant believe Trump is going to do.:

    1. Destroy the federal government as we know it.
    2. Kick butt
    3. Fire a bunch of minorities
    4. Get rid of Obamacare and watch the poor die. My previously unaffordable insurance is down to $85/month. My car insurance, from Insurance Panda, is now just $25/month. Under Trump, healthcare will be $500/month or more.
    5. Make the lives of poor kids, the sick, and the elderly worse than they already are.
    6. Drop a bunch of bombs on some colored people in some country somewhere.
    7. Build a wall.
    8. Cut taxes on the rich.

    Get ready for WW3… Trump is the disaster US voted for! Its now gonna be a bigger mess…still can’t believe that disgusting man won!

  3. Tracy Blair says:

    Americans really need to grow up. We are making our country a disgrace and I dont mean by who we voted for, Obama was NO better he has created hatred like NO OTHER president. I have NEVER seen ADULTS act so immature on issues that I am not sure they know 100% nothing about. Quit acting like babies, snowflakes, sheep and just MOVE ON!!! Deal with it or seriously leave you will NOT be missed. The only WW3 will be between our own people not some other country….hmmm to whom will win.

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