The renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City just announced that the group has accepted an invitation to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump on Jan. 20.
Well, almost. There is one holdout, according to CNN – soprano Jan Chamberlin, who resigned from the choir in protest.
“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 … and searched my soul,” Chamberlin wrote to the choir’s president, adding that if she had accompanied the choir to the inaugural, “I could never look myself in the mirror again with self-respect.”
Gosh, if she is that torn up about going, certainly she should resign. It’s a free country. She now can ride the same train as renegade San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and all those scores of celebrities who uttered empty promises to leave the USA if Trump were elected. Well, he was, but they haven’t. They and Chamberlin are more than welcome to wallow in their own selfishness and delusion.
Meanwhile, the other 359 volunteers who make up what President Ronald Reagan called “America’s Choir” will deliver a stellar performance and once again make the USA proud, as they did for Reagan, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, and both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.