Dr. Peter Hammond, was invited by Campus Crusade for Christ to debate an Atheist lecturer at the University of Cape Town on the subject of:
Is Blasphemy Free Speech?
Atheist Abandons Argument
Just the day before the scheduled debate the Atheist Society members and Philosophy lecturer, Jacques Rousseau, cancelled their involvement and withdrew from the debate. Reasons given by Atheist Society members for their withdrawal include: lack of clarity over the debate topic, their opponent and debate chairperson. The organiser also changed the venue from Jameson Hall to a different venue nearby.