Chuck Asay has been inflicting his religious, right-wing, wacko views on people for over 30 years.
"I think it's fun." Asay says. We live in a free country where everyone is entitled to my opinion.
Asay was born into a family where controversial views were expressed vigorously but without malice. He believes ideas rule the world, not people. Its the ideas we wrestle with, he says. People are created in the image of God. We are supposed to love them.
Asay was raised on a farm in the San Luis Valley in Colorado. He has a degree from Adams State College in Alamosa, with majors in Art and Education. He served in the U.S. Army, taught in the public schools, and has been cartooning for over 50 years.
He married a hometown girl, the long-suffering Marge. Together they raised two kids who have turned out to be really cool. Marge did an excellent job, Asay says.
Chuck has drawn cartoons for The Taos News, The Colorado Springs Sun, and The Gazette in Colorado Springs. He is retired as a staff cartoonist but still cranks out four cartoons each week for Creators Syndicate. His award-winning views appear in publications nation-wide and he gets lots of hate mail. All this is good, Asay says.
We need to warn the idle, encourage the timid, help the weak and be patient with everyone, says Asay, referring to 1 Thessalonians 5:14, a verse he considers to be his job description.