Williams called David and personally challenged him to a public debate. Initially he agrees, but then immediately begins to backpedal by claiming that “things” need to be reviewed by his “executive committee.” Knowing that Welch might try to back out of another debate, Williams recorded his agreement and posted it on YouTube to ensure that his actual agreement was accessible to the public. “I want transparency in all aspects of this debate: If he agrees to something, I want it documented; if he breaks a promise, I want it documented, and; if he backs out of the debate with lame excuses, I want it documented.”
Welch is infamous by espousing hate in an effort to characterize the entire GLBT community as “Purveyors of Perversion” bent on destroying churches and American values. “I want to debate these concepts. I want to drag his vitriol – kicking and screaming – into the light so that it is exposed as being nothing more than the inane, obtuse and stereotyped braying of a mind twisted by fear and hate.” said Williams.
Here’s the video in which Welch initially agrees to debate Williams and then begins to backpedal. Notice the long pauses when Williams asks Welch a question: