The Republican party often discusses family values, creating life, and the responsibilities of fathers in relationships. So it’s nice to see one of its candidates taking the message on head on, even if he might be a little extreme in his actions.
Bill Johnson, a former Georgia candidate for governor, made headlines last year when it was learned that he had a New Zealand online persona named “chchbill” who made contact with women in the country in order to donate sperm for them to use for unregulated artificial insemination procedures.
Unbeknownst to his wife, Johnson had made it a mission to personally create as many children as he could, citing the “need” to create offspring as the reason he left behind his wife and set up in New Zealand to continue his quest.
Now, Johnson is asking his wife to move to Christchurch to be with him, saying he’s planning to take up residence there permanently so he can be with his “children,” who are finally being born, and create even more babies.
“He wants me to move over there. He’s not coming back,” she told The New Zealand Herald. “He is obsessed with this. He doesn’t want to stop.”
Donating sperm is usually highly regulated, in order to ensure one person doesn’t create too many babies and to avoid potential incest situations, as well as to screen for physical and mental health issues.
But what may have originally sounded like someone assisting infertile women is now obviously an obsession that sounds much like a man convinced to take “be fruitful and multiply” way beyond the normal intent.
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