Mormon Dreads Trump’s Inauguration – “Doesn’t Like Him One Bit”


Raw Story   By Sarah K. Burris    Posted Tues., Jan.03, 2017

Janet Chamberlin quit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir very publicly last week because she couldn’t bring herself to endorse what she called “fascism.” But now it seems Chamberlin isn’t the only one who takes issue with President-elect Donald Trump.

A report from KUER-FM, explains that some Mormons in Utah are excited for the performance and don’t see it as an endorsement of Trump or his politics. Others aren’t so supportive.

Erika Munson thinks the choir performing at Trump’s inauguration is a conflict of their principles. She’s a founder of a pro-LGBT Mormon group called Mormons Building Bridges. She is concerned about her church being aligned with the things Trump has said about women, minority groups and immigrants.

Randall Thacker was so bothered by the scheduled performance he started an online petition urging the choir to pull out.

“My heart sunk,” he said in an interview with Fox13. “The feeling now is, how they can do that?”


“I would hope that the Church would realize that this could be a turning point in the way that they are perceived,” Thacker continued. “They are going to be perceived as guilty by association to somebody who has had very harsh rhetoric towards minority groups.”

The Mormon church has a complicated relationship with minorities. From 1849 to 1978 the church had a policy that denied black men from being ordained into the priesthood. Their policies also forbid black men and women from participating in any ceremonies in the temple. In 1978 the policy was lifted because there was a revelation by God, it was known as part of “Official Declaration 2.”

“Response to the announcement has been mixed, with people expressing both opposition and support,” church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement. “The Choir`s participation continues its long tradition of performing for U.S. Presidents of both parties at Inaugurations and in other settings and is not an implied support of party affiliations or politics. It is a demonstration of our support for freedom, civility and the peaceful transition of power.”

The choir has proudly sung at six inaugurations, only one of which, however, was for a Democrat, and that performance was over 50 years ago. The LDS church officially has no statement on Trump or the Choir performing at the inauguration but acknowledged that many have concerns.


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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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