By Romrik Joshua Flores, Moroni Channel
Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Philippines 
A petition was created ​late Thursday morning urging the church to reconsider their decision to send the choir to Washington for the inauguration. The petion states that:

​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 DOES NOT reflect the values of Mormonism and does not represent its diverse 15+ million members worldwide.

We also believe that an official LDS organization performing at a presidential inauguration gives the perception that the LDS Church and its diverse 15+ million members worldwide support an incoming president’s agenda, 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 and especially for an incoming president who has demonstrated sexist, racist, misogynistic, and xenophobic behavior that does 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 president whose words and actions do not align with our values.

Nearly 10,000 people have already signed the petition created by Randall Thacker hoping the LDS Church to reconsider their decision of sending the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to the Presidential Inauguration of Donald J. Trump.
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