Mormons launch petition trying to stop the Tabernacle Choir singing at Donald Trump’s inauguration as one member resigns rather than perform at the ceremony
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir are set to sing at Donald Trump’s inauguration
The group has already performed at the ceremonies of six former Presidents
But a petition has been started by fellow Mormons urging them not to perform
It comes after Trump had trouble winning over Mormons during the election
One choir member has resigned in a refusal to sing for the President-elect
By JENNIFER NEWTON
30 December 2016
Mormons are urging a choir who are set to sing at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration to refuse to perform at the event with one of the singers even resigning in protest.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir are one of a few acts to confirm they will sing at Trump’s swearing-in ceremony later next month.
The group has already performed at the inaugurations of George Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and added they were honoured to be picked to perform.
But now it has emerged, a petition has been set up by fellow Mormons requesting that the choir do not perform at the ceremony and with one choir member even resigning.
It comes after Trump had trouble during the Republican primary campaign winning over Mormon voters, who voiced skepticism about his candidacy.