American officials are seriously considering blocking an upcoming visit to the US by a controversial English archbishop who has advocated reading the King James Bible.
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, who made the inflammatory remark in a new year message, has been 'on the radar' of America's state department since he accepted an invitation to speak to a gathering of the Ku-Klux-Klan.
Williams has said that he accepted the invitation only because he shares 'a dress sense' with the Klan.
'I don't know what all the fuss is about,' Dr Williams said. 'Anybody would think I was advocating burning the bloody book.'