Since Thursday, 6,500 Americans have signed a Change.org petition begging the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to blacklist their scheduled performance at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Former “America’s Got Talent” star Jackie Evancho and the Rockettes are also scheduled to perform at the 58th inauguration on Jan. 20 in Washington.
The petition’s hefty description can be read below:
“We, as signers of this petition, believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ [LDS] decision to allow the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform at the upcoming presidential inauguration of Donald Trump DOES NOT reflect the values of Mormonism and does not represent its diverse 15+ million members worldwide. We also believe that an official LDS organization performing at a presidential inauguration gives the perception that the LDS Church and its diverse 15+ million members worldwide support an incoming president’s agenda, values and behaviors.”
The petition’s scribe, Randall Thacker, believes the Church’s participation at the event “would harm this spectacularly talented and beloved choir’s image, misrepresent the diversity of Mormons worldwide, and sends the wrong message to LDS children as they will perceive the Church’s participation as endorsement of a president whose words and actions do not align with our values.”
“As members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we strongly urge the Church to stop this practice and especially for an incoming president who has demonstrated sexist, racist, misogynistic, and xenophobic behavior that does not align with the principles and teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
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