First, the Church of England voted to recognize, though not grant full communion yet, to the conservative Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). ACNA is a collection of parishes in the US and Canada that have broken away from The Episcopal Church (tm) and the Anglican Church of Canada over those provinces' recent CINO (Christian In Name Only) practices. And this even after The Episcopal Church (tm)
And then The Episcopal Church (tm) apparently got caught with their lawyer in the cookie jar in South Carolina. (Copies of the requests and replies are here. See 'related correspondence'. Read 'em all.) If it is borne out that this lawyer was working at the behest of the Presiding Bishop and her Chancellor, heads should roll. (And in any moral organization, they would. -ed.) This is waaaay beyond any authority given these two by the Canons and Constitutions of the Church, and - let's face it - it's petty, shallow, slick, misleading, and a cowards move. Which sounds about on par for national church politics these days.