A Woman Quit The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Because She Lost Sleep Over Performing For Trump

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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A singer in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has quit after the group agreed to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration next month.

(Photo: George Frey/Getty Images

(Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)

In her resignation letter this week, Jan Chamberlin claimed she could “never look herself in the mirror again with self-respect” if she performed for the president-elect.

“Since the announcement, I have spent several sleepless nights and days in turmoil and agony,” Chamberlin said in a statement Thursday. “I have reflected carefully on both sides of the issue, prayed a lot, talked with family and friends, and searched my soul.”

“I’ve tried to tell myself that by not going to the inauguration, that I would be able to stay in choir for all the other good reasons. I’ve tried to tell myself that it will be all right and that I can continue in good conscience before God and man.”

“I only know I could never ‘throw roses to Hitler.’ And I certainly could never sing for him.”

(Photo: George Frey/Getty Images

(Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)

Chamberlin then continued to compare Trump to Hitler, who is responsible for the deaths of millions.

“History is repeating itself,” she said. “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 plead with everyone to go back and read the books we all know on these topics and review the films produced to help us learn from these gargantuan crimes so that we will not allow them to be repeated.”

“Evil people prosper when good people stand by and do nothing.”