Mormon Tabernacle Choir Should NOT Perform at Trump Inauguration
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As President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has acknowledged, "...to be perfectly frank, there have been times when members or leaders in the Church have simply made mistakes. There may have been things said or done that were not in harmony with our values, principles, or doctrine."
We, as signers of this petition, believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' decision to allow the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform at the upcoming presidential inauguration of Donald Trump is a mistake and NOT in harmony with the values and principles of Mormonism and does not faithfully represent its diverse 15+ million worldwide membership. We believe the incoming president has demonstrated sexist, racist, misogynistic, and xenophobic behaviors that do not align with the principles and teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Church's participation will 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 man whose words and actions do not align with our values.
We also believe that an official LDS organization performing at any presidential inauguration gives the perception that the LDS Church and its diverse 15+ million members worldwide support an incoming president's values and behaviors. Performing at other government events would not be a concern (e.g. national holidays such as July 4th). As members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we strongly urge the Church to stop this practice.
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