Some weirdness. Former candidate for Alabama governor and right-wing poster boy Bill Johnson has been donating sperm willy-nilly in an effort to satisfy his need to have a child, since his wife is unable to conceive.
A conservative Alabama politician and former gubernatorial candidate has been slammed by reports that he had secretly been donating sperm to lesbian couples in New Zealand.
As the New Zealand Herald is reporting, Bill Johnson — who ran for governor of Alabama in 2009 — has spent most of this year in Christchurch helping run the earthquake recovery without his wife, Kathy, all the while using the online persona “chchbill” to meet women who want help to get pregnant.
The Herald quotes the 53-year-old Johnson as saying the urge to become a biological father inspired him to donate sperm, after revealing that his wife couldn’t get pregnant following a hysterectomy. “There is nothing my wife would want to give me more in the world than a child of my own,” he said. “Every person who is a father and a mother knows why I am doing this. If life’s circumstances had dealt me a different hand I wouldn’t be doing this. It is not the hand that life has dealt my wife. Reproduction and having children is as basic a human need as eating.”