Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

LAS14

(13,916 posts)
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 02:15 PM Dec 2016

Support the singer who resigned from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Last edited Tue Jan 3, 2017, 06:06 PM - Edit history (3)

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/singer-quits-mormon-tabernacle-choir-rather-than-sing-for-trump-i-could-never-throw-roses-to-hitler/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheRawStory+%28The+Raw+Story%29

Prior to her resignation, she launched this petition. Sign it. Then REPLY here to tell us you did. It's a tiny way to move beyond just talking.

There's little chance that this will keep the choir away from the inauguration, but it would be great to show lots and lots of support for acts of conscience such as this.

The started with a goal of 25,000. Then 30,000. Now they need 15,000 to reach 50,000.


https://www.change.org/p/the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints-mormon-tabernacle-choir-should-not-perform-at-trump-inauguration



23 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Support the singer who resigned from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. (Original Post) LAS14 Dec 2016 OP
I signed it. LAS14 Dec 2016 #1
Done. femmocrat Dec 2016 #2
Done. nt pkdu Dec 2016 #3
Done Maraya1969 Dec 2016 #4
Where does this quote come from? I searched for "antithetical" in... LAS14 Dec 2016 #6
I just wrote it. The only quote I used was this one: "If you don't stand for something you will Maraya1969 Dec 2016 #10
Ah. Very expressive! You might want to edit out the leading quote. LAS14 Dec 2016 #17
I signed it. Charles Bukowski Dec 2016 #5
You might also have added Loric Vilesilencer Dec 2016 #9
935 more signatures needed to reach desired 25,000. LAS14 Dec 2016 #7
934 now. johnp3907 Dec 2016 #8
Signed and commented: Ford_Prefect Dec 2016 #11
Just signed it. BBbats Dec 2016 #12
done tiredtoo Dec 2016 #13
done wryter2000 Dec 2016 #14
Doubt they will care what non-Mormons think, but it OldHippieChick Dec 2016 #15
Done Tall Poppy Dec 2016 #16
Done AJT Dec 2016 #18
29 more signatures needed! It's been a rocking day! LAS14 Dec 2016 #19
Updated stats for Saturday. LAS14 Dec 2016 #20
Just about 800 short of the new 35,000 goal. LAS14 Jan 2017 #21
Signed ... THANKS for this link Raine Jan 2017 #22
15,000 to go to get to 50,000. Let's support acts of conscience. LAS14 Jan 2017 #23

Maraya1969

(22,809 posts)
4. Done
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 02:46 PM
Dec 2016

Last edited Fri Dec 30, 2016, 08:37 PM - Edit history (1)

"I believe it is right and proper for an organization that purports to follow the teachings of Jesus to not show support for persons or institutions that are purposely antithetical to these teachings. Especially if they embrace violence, racism, misogyny and generally taking advantage of other people.

LAS14

(13,916 posts)
6. Where does this quote come from? I searched for "antithetical" in...
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 03:08 PM
Dec 2016

Chamberlin's message and didn't find it.

Maraya1969

(22,809 posts)
10. I just wrote it. The only quote I used was this one: "If you don't stand for something you will
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:34 PM
Dec 2016

fall for anything"

 

Charles Bukowski

(1,132 posts)
5. I signed it.
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 03:03 PM
Dec 2016

I wrote: I hope this woman is on her way toward realizing that the ideals of the modern-day GOP are the antithesis of everything Jesus Christ stood for. It's not just Trump.

 
9. You might also have added
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:22 PM
Dec 2016

that many of the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are the antithesis of everything Jesus Christ stood for. It's not just Trump.

Ford_Prefect

(8,098 posts)
11. Signed and commented:
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:37 PM
Dec 2016

No one should be forced to throw roses for Hitler. The LDS Church should not take actions which appear to approve or support Trump and his values.

LAS14

(13,916 posts)
23. 15,000 to go to get to 50,000. Let's support acts of conscience.
Tue Jan 3, 2017, 06:07 PM
Jan 2017

Even if the choir goes to the inauguration, there's a message here.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Support the singer who re...