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Carl Wieland

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So, when Wieland became a Christian, he could see the great importance of the early chapters of Genesis—and that there was no need for those campus Christians to lose the intellectual battle.
—And, he gave up his medical practice to support young earth creationism[1]

Carl Wieland (born 1950) was the Managing Director of Creation Ministries International (CMI). In keeping with the stance of that organization, he is an evangelical Christian and a young-Earth creationist.[1]

Wieland was a medical doctor, trained at Adelaide University in South Australia, but ceased practising in 1986 prior to forming CMI after he crashed head-on into a fuel tanker and was laid up in the hospital for nearly six months.[2]

He wrote extensively for two of CMI's magazines, the prolefeed vehicle Creation and the pseudoscientific Journal of Creation; he was also a popular figure on the creationist lecture circuit.

Wieland was a key player in the schism that saw CMI separated from its former parent organization, Answers in Genesis. For a while there, Wieland and Ken Ham were going on like two first-graders in a schoolyard, with Ham stealing CMI's magazine subscription list and substituting a Answers in Genesis publication, and then Wieland accusing Ham of theft and moral failure.[3] Ham (through a proxy) accused Wieland's wife of being a demonically possessed practitioner of witchcraft and necrophilia.[4][5] You just can't make this stuff up. The dispute was widely reported and unmasked the unsavoury and inbred microcosm of the fringes that are Young Earth Creationist belief.

Wieland retired in 2015.[6]

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