In one of the only inspiring news stories to come out of Donald Trump’s transition to Presidential power, Trump has been repeatedly snubbed by all the A-list performers who has been trying to rope into playing at his inauguration.
Thus far, Trump only has America’s Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. However, one Choir member named Jan Chamberlin was deeply disturbed about the prospect of singing for Trump, and spoke out with a scathing post.
Wrote Jan, “Since “the announcement”, I have spent several sleepless nights and days in turmoil and agony. I have reflected carefully on both sides of the issue, prayed a lot, talked with family and friends, and searched my soul. I’ve tried to tell myself that by not going to the inauguration, that I would be able to stay in Choir for all the other good reasons. I have highly valued the mission of the Choir to be good-will ambassadors for Christ, to share beautiful music and to give hope, inspiration, and comfort to others. I’ve tried to tell myself that it will be alright and that I can continue in good conscience before God and man. But it’s no use. I simply cannot continue with the recent turn of events, I could never look myself in the mirror again with self-respect.”
She continued, “Looking from the outside in, it will appear that Choir is endorsing tyranny and facism by singing for this man. And Choir’s wonderful image and networking will be severely damaged and that many good people throughout this land and throughout the world already do and will continue to feel betrayed. I believe hereafter our message will not be believed by many that have loved us and adored what we have stood for.” Added Jan, “Tyranny is now on our doorstep; it has been sneaking its way into our lives through stealth. Now it will burst into our homes through storm.” Do you applaud this Choir member for taking a brave stand against Trump?