Even though participation in the January 20th inauguration performance in Washington D.C. is voluntary, a Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer has resigned rather than perform for incoming President Donald Trump, declaring, "I could never ‘throw roses to Hitler.’"
In her resignation letter, Jan Chamberlin wrote, “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’ve tried to tell myself that it will be all right and that I can continue in good conscience before God and man.
I could never look myself in the mirror again with self-respect. I only know I could never ‘throw roses to Hitler.’ And I certainly could never sing for him.
According to Mediaite, a church spokesman clarified in a follow-up statement, “Participation in the choir, including the performance at the Inauguration, is voluntary. Only a limited number of choir members are participating (the number is limited by the inaugural committee), and none are required to participate.” About 215 of the 350 person choir are expected to make the trip to DC for the inauguration next month.
Chamberlin pontificated further on her Facebook page, resorting to the left's kneejerk comparison of Trump to Hitler:
History is repeating itself; the same tactics are being used by Hitler (identify a problem, finding a scapegoat target to blame, and stirring up people with a combination of fanaticism, false promises, and fear, and gathering the funding). I plead with everyone to go back and read the books we all know on these topics and review the films produced to help us learn from these gargantuan crimes so that we will not allow them to be repeated. Evil people prosper when good people stand by and do nothing.
She added that performing at Trump's inauguration is a “HUGELY moral issue.” One can't help wondering if it would have been a HUGELY moral issue for her to sing at the inauguration of Saul Alinsky-acolyte Hillary Clinton, the most corrupt, congenital liar in the history of American politics.