“I have highly valued the mission of the Choir to be good- will [sic] ambassadors for Christ, to share beautiful music and to give hope, inspiration, and comfort to others.
“I’ve tried to tell myself that it will be alright and that I can continue in good conscience before God and man. But it’s no use. I simply cannot continue with the recent turn of events. I could never look myself in the mirror again with self respect.”
The Radio City Rockettes dance troupe has also been divided by the plans to perform at the inauguration with several members posting on social media that they were being forced to do so.
One dancer, Phoebe Purl posted: “I usually don’t use social media to make a political stand, but I feel overwhelmed with emotion,” she also wrote.
“Finding out that it has been decided for us that the Rockettes will be performing at the inauguration makes me feel embarrassed and disappointed.”