G.J. Chamber Director Diane Schwenke’s Anti-Atheist Facebook Post

As if the Rick Brainard debacle didn’t offend enough people for the embattled Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, now Chamber president Diane Schwenke has offended the local secular community with an anti-atheist post on her personal Facebook page.  Ms. Schwenke says in her post that she finds this nasty joke “just too good not to share,” so I am sharing it with all of my readers.

Is it ever appropriate for the president of a Chamber of Commerce to attack a minority group like this? Is it more politically safe to attack atheists than it is to attack, say, Jews, Mennonites, Latinos or African Americans? To make matters worse, the G.J. Chamber continues to get public funding from the City of Grand Junction, which pays $6,325/year (updated in 2017) to be a member of the chamber at the highest level. A larger screenshot of Diane Schwenke’s Facebook Page with her joke along with her statement of affiliation with the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce can be seen here.

Post on Chamber Director Diane Schwenke's personal Facebook page takes a dig at atheists

Post on Chamber Director Diane Schwenke’s personal Facebook page takes a dig at atheists

  4 comments for “G.J. Chamber Director Diane Schwenke’s Anti-Atheist Facebook Post

  1. UPDATE: Diane pulled down her rude anti-atheist post on May 22, 2013. Her page still says she works for the Grand Junction Chamber, though, so I guess the G.J. Chamber is OK with having a openly bigoted President — at least so far.

    • That hate filled diatribe about atheism by Schwenke is so ignorant as to be funny. As if an atheist would strike up a conversation with a child or anyone just to promote atheism is crazy, we don’t proselytize, we figure that people have to think their way out of religion or not. I am so glad that she is leaving and PLEASE find someone with more progressive ideas. We could do so much better than to replace her with the same mind set.

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