"... Wright is no stranger to controversy. He publicly criticised embryo research and warned clergy that they could face disciplinary action for taking part in same-sex unions in 2005.
"He also made international headlines in 2008 when he compared the consecration of Gene Robinson, the gay American Episcopalian bishop, to the US invasion of Iraq.
"Wright said:'Bush said he was going to invade Iraq. Everyone told him not to do it because there would be consequences, but he did it anyway.
"'The Americans floated the balloon in 2003 when they consecrated Gene Robinson. They knew exactly what they were doing. Either the rest of the world caves in or someone has to stand up to them.'"