In someways, this is a natural progression -- ECUSA has always acted more like an Empire rather than a collection of Christian congregations.
Oh, and then there was the little problem with the flags. It seems that The Episcopal Church™ in its press conference designed to impress upon the world how truly global it is, used the Duvalier flag of Haiti, instead of the one which has been in effect for, oh, the last 20 years! See this picture taken from Rev. Burwell's report (I drew in the yellow arrow pointing to the Duvalier flag):
Here is the current flag of Haiti:
Opps! No one said it was easy to be an empire...
But the really important stuff was the paper by Bishop N.T. Wright which may be found here and will be the subject of another post.