A New Jersey man best known for naming his son Adolf Hitler is back in the news today for showing up at a custody hearing wearing a Nazi uniform.
Heath Campbell of Holland Township and his now-estranged-wife Deborah were first brought to the media's attention back in December 2008, when a ShopRite refused to put their son's name on a birthday cake.
Then-3-year-old Adolf Hitler and his two little sisters Joyce Lynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie were subsequently removed from their home by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, and placed in foster care.
The state said there was sufficient evidence of abuse and neglect to warrant the measure, but the Campbells claimed the children were removed solely because of their names.
Heath was back in court today to petition a family court judge for the right to visit his youngest son, Hons.
The only Campbell child not given a Nazi-inspired name, Hons was picked up by state child services representatives just hours after he was born back in November 2011.
"I'm going to tell the judge, I love my children. I wanna be a father, let me be it," Campbell told NBC10. "Let me prove to the world that I am a good father."
Since losing custody of his children and separating from his wife, Campbell has kept busy by founding the pro-Nazi organization "Hitler’s Order."
He arrived in court this morning dressed in full Nazi regalia, and accompanied by a member of his organization, Bethanie White, who was also flashing Nazi signs.
Asked if he felt his choice of attire was appropriate given his situation, Campbell responded, "Well, if they’re good judges, and they’re good people, they’ll look within and not what’s on the outside."
[screengrabs via NBC10]