Section of Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Section of Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Rolling Stone covering the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is like Gourmet magazine savoring the latest McDonald’s creation. It doesn’t happen.

But this is the Age of Trump. The impossible is typical, such as when a member of the famed Utah choir announces she’s quitting over the group’s plan to perform at the inaugural.

Singer Jan Chamberlin said: “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 only know I could never ‘throw roses to Hitler.’ And I certainly could never sing for him.”

Rolling Stone said “The Mormon Tabernacle Church did not comment .. regarding Chamberlin’s resignation, but stated that participation was not mandatory among the choir’s 360 singers; only 215 of those can volunteer for the trip to Washington.”

Chamberlin said the 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. I know that I too feel betrayed.”

Rolling Stone noted that Chamberlin earlier shared a Change.org petition demanding that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir withdraw from the Trump inauguration.

Chamberlin’s full statement:

Reaction goes back to revelation of choir joining Trump:

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